Partner Tourney Ends in Tiebreak

Totsubo (right) and Kirk (left) won the Partners EC Tournament by tiebreaker

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s (AWGC) two-day Partner EC (short for Eclectic) tournament played Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 needed to be decided in a tiebreaker between two teams.

The duo of Jamie Totsubo and Janet Kirk shot a tournament-best net 57 on the afternoon, which matched the same score as the team of Holly Cromer and Claire Loud. To settle the winner, the AWGC went to its rule that the scorecard playoff was won by the team with the best back nine score. Because Kirk and Totsubo had the better back nine score, they were crowned tournament winners.

Kirk and Totsubo played in the first flight along with Cromer and Loud. Maggie Lindquist and Jenny Bae finished third in the first flight with a net 58. Barbara Mickle and Pat O’Hara shot a net 61 for fourth place, while Bonnie Kim and Fran Mori shot a net 63 to round out the top five teams in the first flight.

Sarah Valentine and Denise Gasti won the second-flight competition. They posted a net 60. Shirl Ames and Linda Ferril tied with Kay Park and Sonia Kwak for second place in the flight with matching net 62s. Ames and Ferril won the tiebreaker. Susan Yoon and Siv Richards posted a net 63 for fourth place in the flight.

Partner EC (short for eclectic) is a two-day tournament where partners play the course twice — each time trying to get the lowest net score of the two partners on each of the 18 holes. The net scores are calculated using each partner’s current course handicap. The handicaps are distributed on each hole according to the difficulty rating of the hole.

O’Hara won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the 15th hole on day one by shooting her ball 10’ 2" from the pin. Jackie Suh won on day two by landing her ball 4’ 4" from the hole.

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