9-Hole Tournament – By Meg Walsh
The 9-Hole group played a Two Person Better Ball Tournament Format. Low gross winner Jill Martin-Smith won overall Low Gross with a 39. The First Place Team – Low Net winners were Jane Schmidtt and Mary Beth Hodge. Coming in 2nd Place was the team of Leta Maco and Cheryl Ramirez
Closest to the pin was earned by Jane Schmidtt. Morgan Malone drove the green with a 200 yeard drive and won the Longest/Straightest Drive contest!!
18 Hole Tournament – By Kristina Ramos
Cooler bayside conditions provided a respite from inland heat as an intimate group of golfers teed it up on August 19 at Monarch Bay’s Tony Lema course. The eleven ladies were the 18-hole contestants in FWGA’s second combined 9 and 18 hole tournament of the season. The format was two person better ball, and several teams went impressively low. First place honors went to Kelly Tague and her partner, Blind Draw, who was ultimately revealed to be Sarah Good. Their score of 60 vaulted them past the second place team of Sandy Gonzalez and Liz Riddle who carded a cool 62. Rounding out the team prizes were Della Gutierrez and Charlene Hastings with a score of 66, good enough to grab the third place prize.
Two closest to the pin awards were up for grabs, but only one was claimed, as the green at hole number 4 eluded being hit despite the ladies’ best efforts. But hole number 17 was no match for Tami Waddell, whose tee shot landed 8 feet, 3 inches from the hole, the closest of the day.
Sandy Gonzalez’s birdie on the fourteenth hole earned her another notch on FWGA’s season-long Birdie Board competition.
Combined Results to follow…
It was a scorching hot day on August 12 at Deer Ridge in Brentwood, California as the FWGA ladies participated in the final Championship qualification round. The format was a 2-person best ball.
Low Gross went to Julie Campiotti.
Low Net went to Suzanne Arroyo.
First Place Team: Suzanne Arroyo and Kelly Tague
Second Place Team: Sandy Gonzalez and Liz Riddle
Closest to the Pin on #7 and #13 went Suzanne Arroyo
Birdies were earned by: Piper Shaull, Kristina Ramos, Terry Martell, Kelly Tague, Liz Riddle, Sandy Gonzalez and Julie Campiotti.
Chip In’s were earned by: Jule Campiotti (2), Kelly Tague, Suzanne Arroyo, Terry Martell and Sandy Gonzalez.
The final four for both Club Champion and Players Champion were decided today.
Club Champion Final Four: Michelle Ross, Julie Campiotti, Piper Shaull and Kristina Ramos.
Player Champion Final Four: Della Gutierrez, Sandy Gonzalez, Suzanne Arroyo and Dee Tuohy.
The first round of match play will be completed by September 2nd with the second round to be completed by September 26th.
The Birdie Board competition also continues as Kristina Ramos keeps her lead with 6 birdies, followed by Michelle Ross with 5, Julie Campiotti with 4, and Piper Shaull with 3 Bridies for the season.