Women’s Golf Club Champion Named

Courtesy photo  Tai Chewpanich is the 2016 Alameda Women’s Golf Club Champion.

Women’s Golf Club Champion Named


Tai Chewpanich held onto her lead to win Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) 2016 Club Championship last Thursday, Sept. 29. Chewpanich never relinquished the lead she obtained after round one of the three-round tournament. Chewpanich finished the tournament off strong shooting the best score of the third and final round with an overall 86. She also had the best score of round 1 (80) and was tied for second best score of round two (87). 

Chewpanich’s strong play gave her a six-stroke advantage over Stephanie Bellato who finished second with a three-round score of overall 259. Bellato trailed Chewpanich by three strokes entering the final round, but her overall 89, combined with Tai Chewpanich’s 86, gave her little chance for a comeback.  

The only other golfer in contention entering the third round was Jenny Bae. Bae was six back entering the final round. She posted an overall 86 in the first round and an 87 in the second round, but shot her worst score of the tournament in the final round with an overall 92. She finished with a combined overall of 265. No other golfer came within 40 strokes of Chewpanich. Barbara Mickle posted a 293, while Sherry Westernoff shot an overall 296 to round out the top five.

Chewpanich (220), Bellato (226) and (Bae (229) finished in the top three of the first flight — handicap of 11 to 21. Westernoff shot a 233 in the flight while Judy Eng posted a net 235 to round out the top five.

Barbara Mickle won the second flight — handicap of (22 to 28) with a net 221 in three rounds. She shot a net 73 in the final round, which was the lowest net score of the event. Pat O’Hara was second in the flight with a net 227. Linda Ferrill posted a 238 for third place. 

Bonnie Kim and Diane Hughes won the third flight — handicap of 30 to 40 — with matching net 224s. Vivian Kang came in third place with a net 233. Kay Park shot a net 240 in the flight, while Bobbie Hoepner posted a net 242 for fifth place.

Bae won the closest-to-the-hole competition on the fourth hole by shooting her ball 18’ 2” from the hole. Pat O’Hara won the competition on the 15th hole with her ball stopping 3’ 2” from the hole.