Sun Shines on Women Golfers

Sunshine was the forecast for last Thursday’s Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s net tournament event on the Earl Fry Course. The previous week’s event had to be cancelled due to rain.
The event saw 30 golfers participate, but there could be only one winner and that was Stephanie Bellato.

Bellato was impressive in the event shooting a net 64 to best the other 29 competitors. Bellato competed in the first flight with golfers with a handicap of nine to 24. Bellato smashed the competition in the flight, beating the closest golfer by seven strokes. Bernice Herzberg and Judy Eng tied for second place in the flight with a pair of net 71s. Madeline Sally shot a net 73 for fourth place. Eleven golfers participated in the first flight.

The second flight — golfers with a handicap of 25 to 29 — was more competitive. Bobbie Hoepner won the flight with a net 65, but had to stave off Yvonne Lee who shot a net 66. Claire Loud and Louise Eilhardt each shot a net 72 to tie for third place in the flight. Nine golfers played in the second flight.

Pam Curtis was victorious in the third flight — handicap of 30 to 40 — with a net 68. She put up a sizable win in the flight. Her closest competitor was Siv Richards who came in four strokes back with a net 72. Kay Park and Bonnie Kim tied for third place in the flight with matching net 75s. Ten people competed in the third flight. 

Herzberg won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the seventh hole. She landed her ball 14’1” from the pin. Bellato was second with her ball stopping 15’7” from the hole. Bellato did manage to win the competition on the 11th hole. Her ball stopped 3’4” from the hole. Herzberg shot her ball 9’7” from the pin for second place. 

Bellato accumulated the lowest gross for the tournament with an overall 73.