Lady Golfers’ Valentine’s Eve Tourney Results in Three-way Tie

Assistant Captain Judy Eng (left) and Captain Diane Hughes (right) hold roses given to lady players by course management in observance of Valentine’s Day. Juanita Solano (center) holds the medallion she was awarded by the Pacific Womens Golf Association Feb. 11 for being the most improved 18-hole golfer in the East Bay Area for the year 2013. Courtesy photo

The day before Valentine’s Day was a day for sharing for the Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) as there was a three-way tie for the Net Tournament event Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Earl Fry Course.

Debbie Adams, Sarah Valentine and Bobbie Hoepner each shot a net 73 for a share of the tournament’s top distinction. Adams competed in the first flight — handicap of 10 to 20 — where her net 73 was three strokes better than the closest competitor. Dot Moody shot a net 76 for second place in the flight. Fran Mori and Tai Chewpanich both shot a net 77 for third place.

Valentine competed in the second flight — handicap of 22 to 26 — where she blew away the competition. The closest competitor in the flight was Judy Eng who shot a net 81, which earned her second place in the flight. Juanita Solano and Pat O’ Hara tied for third place in the flight with net 82’s.

Hoepner placed first in the third flight — handicap of 27 to 31 — where she fought off stiff competition to win. Hoepner edged out Louise Eilhardt who finished with a net 74, just one stroke behind. Bonnie Kim shot a net 76 for third place in the flight, while Margot Gibson shot a net 79 for fourth place.

Naomi Lee won the fourth flight bracket — handicap of 32 to 40 —with a net 75. Susan Logan scored a net 80 for second place, while Pam Curtis came in third place with a net 87.

Mori won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the fourth hole with her tee shot landing 38’ 8" from the hole. Judy Eng was more than five yards further at 43’ 10" from the hole on the fourth hole. Debbie Adams won the competition on the 15th hole. Her ball stopped 9’ 10" from the pin.

Thirty golfers participated in the event.