November 19, 2015
Dolly Coleman and partner Tina Barker took the gross title, coming in at 150 to eke out a one shot win over the team of Yoshie Masuda and Diana Tan. Playing in the Merlot Flight, Coleman and Barker followed up an opening round 77 with a 73 in Thursday’s final round at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course.
Coleman and Barker had two birdies to go against four bogeys. In Wednesday’s opener, they also two birdies and four bogeys but also two double-bogeys. Masuda and Tan shot a final round 75.
Chardonnay Flight Net
Christine Leisy and Suejane Han fired a 67 to come in at 136 and win the Chardonnay Flight title by four shots over two teams. Playing out of Cinnabar Hills Ladies GC, Leisy and Han penciled in two eagles and five birdies to go against a bogey and two double-bogeys.
Finishing tied for second at 140 were the teams of Joey Wolgast and Sharon Curb and Bridget Wilson and Michele Gunner. Wolgast and Curb had a huge turnaround, going from a first round 74 to a 66. Wilson and Gunner shot a final round 71.
Merlot Flight Net
With Coleman and Barker winning the gross title, that opened the door for Lake Shastina W GC members Connie Huckaba and Vivian French. Huckaba and French took the Merlot Flight net title, posting a final round 63 to come in at 135 and edge the runner-up tandem of Monica Saneholtz and Ann Bassford.
Huckaba and French had a great round, posting an eagle and eight birdies to go against just two bogeys. Saneholtz and Bassford, playing out of Villages G&CC, shot a 69 to finish at 136.
Finishing in a tie for third at 137 were the tandems of Stacey Baba and Sue Stryker and Michelle Welsh and Missy Arington, who had final rounds of 69 and 70, respectively.
Zinfandel Flight Net
Alba Rodriguez and Beverley Olson squeaked out the victory, posting a final round 65 to come in at 133 and edge two squads by a stroke. Rodriguez and Olson’s 65 included an eagle and eight birdies to go against four bogeys.
Julie Peele and partner Denise Kam came in at 134 after a 67. Also shooting a final round 67 and finishing at 134 was the team of Martha Hagler and Sue Parker.
Pat Lyle had the shot of the tournament, acing the 2nd hole in the final round.
November 18, 2015
At least after opening day, it appears that determining the winners at this year’s Northern California Women’s Four-Ball Championship is going to come down to the final strokes.
Playing at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course, each of the championship’s three flights were a logjam following Wednesday’s first round.
In the Chardonnay Flight, three teams—Suejane Han and Christine Leisy, Nancy Boggs and Caroline Haug and Bridget Wilson and Michelle Gunner–all found thr top of the leaderboard after coming with matching scores of 2-under 69.
Han and Leisy, playing out of Cinnabar Hills Ladies GC, posted an eagle and three birdies to go against a bogey and double-bogey. Both Boggs and Haug and Wilson and Gunner had wilder days. The Boggs/Haug squad had seven birdies and five bogeys, while Wilson and Gunner had an eagle and six birdies but also two bogeys and two double-bogeys.
To make things even more interesting, two teams–Rosie Wallis and Ruth Brown and Ann Fuller and Tamara Blake–are just two back of the leaders after shooting 71.
The Merlot flight is also packed at the top. There, another three teams–Carolyn Stull and Judy Wettstein, Monica Saneholtz and Ann Bassford and Michelle Welsh and Missy Arington–are tied for the lead after shooting 67.
Again the three have company. Just a stroke back is the tandem of Stacey Baba and Sue Stryker, while only two behind after a 69 is the team of Tina Barker and Dolly Coleman.
Over in the Zinfandel Flight, there’s yet another tie. Julie Peele and Denise Kam and the team of Martha Hagler and Sue Parker are ahead after posting identical rounds of 67.
Once again though, it’s still wide open. Just a stroke back is the tandem of Alba Rodriguez and Beverley Olson following a 68, while the tandems of Leslie Voegtly and Stephanie Bellato and Linda Neal and Louann DeClaire are just two behind after shooting 69.
Thursday’s final round will tee off at 8 a.m.