Club Members Compete
The Alameda Women’s Golf Club and the Alameda Senior Men’s Golf Club held a joint tournament last Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Jack Clark Course.
The players competed in teams of four: each team composed of two members from the men’s club and two members from the women’s club.
In this tournament the lower two net scores of each team on each hole counted in the scoring, and the two higher net scores were discarded.
The course handicap for each member of the four-player team was added to determine the team handicap. The total team handicap determined the flight placement for each team.
The team of Bill Lowery, Henry Ching, Fran Mori and Ann Balen-Ching won the first flight — team handicap of 73 to 99 — with a combined net 121. They finished just ahead of the squad of Ron Trentler, Ray Huntley, Sherry Westernoff and Elisabeth Fredricsson who shot a net 123. Bruce Erway, Hugh Lee, Bernice Herzberg and Shirley Lee teamed up to shoot a combined net 129 for third place in the flight.
Robert and Angie Vaccarezza paired up with John Belmondo and Carole Evans to win the second flight — handicap of 100 to 127 — by posting a net 116. Frank Brunetti, Kurt Libby, Flor Ventanilla and Chris Albrandi teamed up to post a net 121 for second place.
Right behind them was the team of Mark Palmer, Bert Morgan, Susan Yoon and Kay Park who shot a net 122 for third place in the flight.
The squad of Bob Balandra, Marty Martinez, Janet Rhee and Vivian Kang won the first flight competition — handicap of 128 to 145 — with a net 118. The group fought off tough competition to win the flight. Two teams tied for second place at net 119. Al Lerche, Ralph, Bertelsen, Pam Curtis and Ethel Lerche teamed up to finish just a stroke behind the first place team. So did the squad of Victor Mullins, Luis Gomez, Ruby Soo and Janet Kirk.
Diane Richmond won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the fourth hole. Her ball landed 4’ 5” from the pin. Diane Hughes won the competition on the seventh hole. Her ball stopped 11’ from the hole. Fredricsson won the competition on the 11th hole. She shot her ball within 26’ 4” of the pin.
Lastly, George Humphreys won the competition on the 16th hole. His attempt landed 6’ 5” from the hole.