Lady Golfers Submit Results
Tai Chewpanich was on fire at Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) tournament event last Thursday, Jan. 30. Chewpanich shot the lowest gross and net scores in the event and even sunk a 22’8" putt for a birdie on the 15th hole.
Chewpanich played in the first flight — handicap of 9 to 26 — where she shot a net 70 and an overall 79. Cheryl Saxton came in second place in the flight with a net 72. Yvonne Lee reached third place in the flight with a net 75. Sarah Valentine and Stephanie Bellato tied for fourth place. They both shot a net 76.
Donnie Kim won the second-flight competition — handicap of 27 to 36 — with a net 76. The competition in the second flight was fierce as the top four competitors were separated by a mere four strokes. Pam Curtis finished second with a net 77. Diane Hughes came in third with a net 78. Irene Park shot a net 80 to finish in fourth place in the flight.
Judy Eng won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the 11th hole by shooting her ball 25’ 11" from the hole. Chewpanich landed her ball 30’ 8" from the pin for second place and Valentine was third with her ball stopping 45’ 6" from the hole. Bellato won the competition on the 15th hole by landing her ball 4’ 1" from the pin. Chewpanich landed her ball 22’ 8" from the hole for second place and Debbie Adams’s ball stopped 28’ 7" for third.
The threat of rain kept many of the usual golfers away from the course as just 16 golfers competed. However, the golfers who did make it out escaped precipitation and even saw some sun. It was cloudy when the golfers teed off at 8:30 a.m. on the Earl Fry Course, but it never even drizzled.