Two Share May Charm

Women’s Golf Club hosts ‘Charm Day’

In an unusual twist, the Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) decided to play its May Charm event in April. The event was held last Thursday, April 30 on the Earl Fry Course.

The event was moved up to accommodate AWGC’s upcoming 85th Annual Match Play Tournament held on the Fry course the first three Thursdays in May.

This month’s charm was won by two unlikely competitors Denise Gasti and Mirna Wong. It was unlikely because the co-winners were both new members this year. The duo shot net 69s from the third flight — handicap of 30 to 35. Other players in the flight included Bonnie Kim (net 75) Wilda Moore (net 77) and Kay Park (net 83).

Maggie Lindquist won the first flight — handicap of 10 to 23 — with a score of net 70. The first flight was highly competitive with the five scorers separated by four strokes. Tai Chewpanich finished second with a net 71, she also shot the lowest gross of the tournament with an overall 81. Cheryl Saxton and Dot Moody tied for third place with a net 72. Jenny Bae came in at fifth place in the flight with a net 74.  

The second flight — handicap of 24 to 28 — was just as tight as the top five golfers were also separated by four strokes. Jean Cho won the flight with a net 74. Juanita Solano scored a net 75. Susan Yoon posted a net 76, while Barbara Mickle and Louise Eilhardt both shot net 78s. 

The fourth flight — handicap of 36 to 40 — was not as close. Bev Blatt and Lynette Mladinich took the honors with net 73s. The next closest golfer was Angie Vaccarezza who shot a net 81 for third place in the flight. 

Mickle won both closest-to-the-hole compeitions on the 11th and 15th holes. She (16’ 5”) won the competition on the 15th by just an inch as she beat out Debbie Adams who hit her ball within 16’ 6” of the pin.