First Tourney of the Year for Women’s Golf Club
Dee Dee Appleton and Nora Solmoro tied to win the first Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) tournament of 2014 at the January Charm event on Jan. 2 on the Jack Clark Course. Solmoro and Appleton tied to shoot a net 67. Solmoro pulled off the trifecta by shooting the lowest gross score with 83, lowest putts with 30, and tying Appleton for lowest net and the charm with a net 67. The weather was chilly by tee time at 8:30 a.m., but the jackets came off by 9:30 a.m. and the day was very pleasant and sunny for the rest of the event.
Solmoro competed in the first flight — handicap of nine to 23. She blew away her competition in the flight beating the second place golfer by eight strokes. Tai Chewpanich shot a net 75 for second place. Debbie Adams and Jackie Suh tied for third place in the flight with a net 77. Appleton shot her net 67 in the second flight — handicap of 25 to 31. She was able to stave off tough competition from Diane Hughes and Louise Eilhardt who both shot a net 69 to tie for second place. Bobbie Hoepner and Wilda More shot a net 71 each to tie for fourth place in the flight. Bev Blatt and Siv Richards tied to win the third-flight competition — handicap of 32 to 40 — with pair of net 73s. Ethel Lerche shot a net 74 for second place and Susan Logan was third with a net 75. Twenty-two golfers in all took part in the event.
Solmoro also won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the 16th hole to go along with her January charm. Her ball landed 5’ 4” from the hole. She beat out Eilhardt whose ball landed almost 10 feet further at 14’ 6” from its desired destination. Kay Park came in third place when her ball landed 17’ 6” from the hole. Pat O’ Hara won the competition on the seventh hole by shooting her ball 7’ 4” away from the hole. Appleton shot her ball 11’ 8” from the pin and Eilhardt came with 16’ 2” of the pin.
This was the first tournament of the year from AWGC.