Golf Club Competes for First Time in 2019


Sarah Valentine won the first Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) event of 2019 by posting a net 67 at the net tournament event Thursday, Jan. 31, on the Jack Clark Course. 

Valentine shot one net point better than Jane Sullwold, who posted a net 68. Sandy Kaney finished two net points behind Valentine with a net 69.

Valentine competed in the second flight amongst players with a handicap of 24 to 28. Barbara Mickle shot a net 74 to finish second in the second flight. Alice Wong and Claire Loud tied for third place in the flight with matching net 75s. Fran Mori and In Ja Mori tied for fifth place with net 76s.

Sullwold competed in the third flight among golfers with a 29-to-34 handicap. Barbara Mehan shot a net 71 for second place in the flight. Denise Gasti came in third place with a net 76. Louise Eilhardt shot a net 78, while Ann Ching posted a net 80.

Kaney won the fourth flight — handicap of 34 to 40 — by a sizeable margin. Carole Ziegenhagen and Bobbie Hoepner tied for second place in the flight with net 73s. Pam Curtis shot a net 77 for fourth place, while Kay Park rounded out the top five with a net 82.

Cheryl Saxton won the first flight — handicap of 12 to 23 — with a net 70. She finished one stroke ahead of Phoebe Yu who came in second place. Kari Vadnais shot a net 73 for third place. Kathy Nagakura shot a net 75 for fourth place. Bernice Herzberg and Tai Chewpanich tied with net 76s for fifth place.

Hoepner won the closest-to-the-hole competition of the fifth hole. Her ball landed 5’ 2” from the pin. Chizu Holmes won the competition on the 11th hole. Her ball landed 15’ 5” from the pin.

Thirty-one golfers participated in the event. This is the 90th year of the AWGC.