Island Golf’s Big Winner

Courtesy photo    Sandi Kaney took home the February charm at the Alameda Women Golf Club’s Charm Day tournament.

Sandi Kaney won Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s February Charm event after posting a net 70 in the tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, on the Jack Clark Course.

Kaney competed in the fifth flight among golfers with a handicap of 35 to 39. Jan Peyrot shot a net 73 for second place. Janet Kirk posted a net 77 for third place. Bobbie Hoepner shot a net 78 for fourth place, while Kay Park shot a net 79 for fifth place.

Four of the six flights ended in a tie for the win including the first flight. Tai Chewpanich and Stephanie Bellato finished tied atop the first flight — handicap of 11 to 17 — after shooting net 71s. Chewpanich shot the lowest gross score of the event with an overall 82. Maggie Lindquist finished third with a net 74. Sia Scates shot a net 81, while Chris Bailey rounded out the flight’s top five with a net 84.

Fran Mori won the second flight — handicap of 20 to 27 — with a net 71. Claire Loud came in second with a net 74. Elizabeth Fredricsson held the bronze position with a net 79. Connie Bates posted a net 80. Sarah Valentine shot a net 83 for fifth place in the flight.

Loise Eilhardt and Barbara Barton finished tied in the third flight — handicap of 28 to 32 — with net 71s. Claire Leed finished third with a net 73. Diana Millado and Sonia Kwak finished tied for fourth with net 75s.

There was another tie in the fourth flight, played by golfers with a handicap of 33 to 35. Jane Sullwold and Jamie Totsubo-Hamono both shot net 73s to finish atop the fourth flight. LeAnn Curran shot a net 74 for third place. Jean Cho shot a net 78 for fourth place, while Beatrice Lebrec shot a net 83 for fifth place.

The sixth flight — handicap of 39 to 40 — saw the fourth tie for first place. Six Richards and Pam Curtis both shot net 75s for a share of the win. Jean Eddy posted a net 77 for third place. Ruby Soo posted a net 82 for fourth place. Kay Choi rounded out the top five with a net 90.

Forty-eight golfers participated in the tournament. Maggie Lindquist won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the seventh hole. Her ball landed 7’ 7” from the pin. Chewpanich finished second with her ball landing 9’ 9” from the hole. Alice Wong won the competition on the 11th hole. Her ball landed 2’ 6” after two attempts. Hoepner finished second after her ball landed 4’ 2” from the pin after two attempts.

Correction
Last week’s story about Alameda Women’s Golf Club historian Bobbie Hoepner contained an error. The club is in fact the oldest public women’s golf club west of the Mississippi River. Apparently there were private women’s golf clubs that predate it. Hoepner herself provided the correction, not the error.