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The Alameda Women’s Golf Club and the Alameda Senior Men’s Golf Club held a joint tournament last Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Jack Clark Course.
The players competed in teams of four: each team composed of two members from the men’s club and two members from the women’s club. 
In this tournament the lower two net scores of each team on each hole counted in the scoring, and the two higher net scores were discarded. 

 

The Alameda High women’s golf team sports an unblemished 8-0 record on the season.

In its most recent contest, the Hornets took down San Leandro 179-256. With the nine holes being a total of par 30, Elizabeth Scholtes and Lauren Tan led the way with matching two-over pars. Alexis and Allyson Esguerra both played in the same group and shot one stroke from one another. 

The Alameda Commuters 36-hole Medalist Honors for 2016 went to Peter Kuest of Fresno, Calif., above, who fired rounds of 65-64 for a 13-under total 129 at the halfway point in the 72-hole golf tournament head on Alameda’s municipal golf course for the past 89 years. For more results, check out the Alameda Sun sports page this Thursday. 

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) held its annual Halloween tournament last Thursday, Oct. 30, at Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

They played a net two best ball in the foursome tournament, meaning all four players played each hole with the two best scores counting and the other two being discarded.

The team of Jenny Bae, Ethel Lerche, Maggie Lindquist and Peggy Miller had the lowest net score of the event. The team shot a net 118 in the first flight — handicap of 70 to 107.

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.

Stephanie Bellato withstood a final-round charge from Tai Chewpanich to win the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 84th Annual Club Championship last Thursday, on the Earl Fry Course.

Chewpanich gave Bellato all she could handle by posting a gross of 79 — the lowest of the final round. Bellato posted a gross 251 in three rounds of play — the club champion was decided by gross score instead of net score. Bellato shot an 82 in the final round last Thursday. She won the title by just four strokes over Chewpanich.

I read about last February’s passing of Charlie Sifford, the first black champion on the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) tour, and April’s passing of 12-time PGA champion black golfer Calvin Peete. When I did I immediately thought about Lucius Bateman, the Bay Area black golf professional who had coached so many outstanding players. Bateman passed away in 1975, but not before leaving a tremendous impression on the local golf scene, including here in Alameda.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame men’s golf team (above) won the Tri-County Athletic League Tournament last Monday, April 27, at Franklin Canyon Golf Course in Hercules.

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.

There were lots of changes to the top of the leaderboard during the first two rounds of play at the 88th Annual Alameda Commuters Tournament.

The Bay Area’s most prestigious amateur golf tournament kicked off last Saturday, April 18, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. The field consisted of 208 of the best amateur golfers on the West Coast with some travelling all the way from La Jolla to participate in the spring event.

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