Golf Club’s Champion Decided; It’s Bellato

Courtesy photo    Stephanie Bellato displays the trophy she earned as Alameda Women’s Golf Club 2019 Champion.

Stephanie Bellato easily beat the field to win the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 88th Club Championship Sept. 26 on the Jack Clark Course.

This is Bellato’s fourth Club Championship victory. She previously won the tournament in 2009, 2013 and 2015.

Bellato entered the final round of the three-round event with a five-stroke lead over Tai Chewpanich who shot a 174 (84-90) in the first two rounds. Bellato broke away from the rest of the field with her final round 86 — the Club Championship uses gross scoring. She had a final score of 255 (83-86-86) in the tournament. She was the only golfer to shoot in the 80s in every round of the tournament.

Chewpanich posted a 93 in the final round. She finished in second place with a 267. Kari Vadnais finished third with a 275 (87-92-96).

Dot Moody won the first flight — handicap of 20 to 25 — with a 294 (95-100-99). Madeline Sally won a tiebreaker against Claire Loud to finish in second place. Sally (99-107-99) and Loud (103-101-101) both shot 305s. Debbie Adams shot a 314 (103-101-110) for fourth, while Bernice Herzberg finished fifth with a 315 (105-107-103).

Barbara Mickle won the second flight — handicap of 29 to 32. She posted an overall 311 (98-110-103) to win the flight. Susan Yoon shot a 316 (105-110-101) for second. Louise Eilhardt shot a 317 (105-105-107). Janet Rhee posted a 352 (152-115-112). Susan Logan shot a 354 (114-123-117) to round out the top five.

Sandi Kaney won the third flight — handicap of 33 to 34 — with a 318 (106-111-101). She beat out Jean Cho who shot a 331 (109-117-105) and Vivian Kang who shot a 343 (118-115-110).

Kay Park was victorious in the fourth flight — handicap of 35 to 37 — with a 345 (119-115-111). She won a tiebreaker over Bobbie Hoepner who also posted a 345 (118-113-114). Lynette Mladinich rounded out the top three in the flight with a 359 (117-125-117).

Twenty-six golfers competed in the tournament.