The team of Charles Conner and Marcus Walberg, along with the team of Dave Dashler and Bud Willett will advance to the North Valley Zone qualifying round of the Northern California Golf Association 54th Annual Zone Championship.
Both teams qualified with eight-under-par rounds of 64.
The good news is that one of the qualifying courses is Table Mountain Golf Course. It doesn’t get any better than that to be able to qualify on your home course. The North Valley Zone qualifying date is May 20. According to my records, the all-zone championship tournament is on June 21-22 at Poppy Hills and Carmel Valley Ranch in the Monterey area.
The team of Joseph Lombardi and Sean Odell also shot a net 64 in the second flight, but opted not to participate in the zone qualifying portion of the tournament. Because of the large number of members in the men’s club, two teams are eligible to advance. There were a total of three flights. First flight: 1, Conner and Walberg, 64; 2, Joey Lauer and James Scharff, 68; 3, Drake Nelson and Rick Rina, 69, card-off; 4, Bryan Elliot and Armando Quinones, 69.
Second flight: 1, Lombardi and Odell, 64; 2, Jeff Ball and Ryan Midkiff, 65, card-off; 3, Gabe Anders and Stephen Gross, 65; 4, Wayne Teague and Trevor Sanders, 66. Third flight: 1, Dashler and Willett, 64; 2, Anthony Baptista and Mike Cvitkovich, 69, card-off; 3, Robert Castleberry and Michael Morris, 69; 4, Alan Bunn and Randy Garewal, 70. The Table Mountain Men’s Golf Club consistently has a large turnout for its tournaments.
The Table Mountain Women’s Golf Club challenged the wind on Wednesday and held its weekly game. The game was “Bargain Days”, wherein players could eliminate two scores on the front and back nine for the game score. Sally Stemen was low gross on the day with a score of 83. Liz Hofeling came in with the low net round of 72.
First flight game: 1, Debbie Lerner, 49; 2, Pam Weichert, 51; 3, Sandy Goble, 53, card-off; 4, Tracie Cvitkovich, 53. Second flight: 1, Christl Yates, 47; 2, Dana Blanton, 50, card-off; 3, Pam Eaton, 50; 4, Betty Horton, 54. Closest to the pin on No. 16: Goble.
Bidwell Park Golf Course
The El Rancho Chico Golf Club held a four-player, two best-ball tournament last Sunday.
A total of 100 players participated, which created a generous stipend for the teams finishing near the top of the leader board. First flight: 1, Ben Heerema, Gary Albers, Pat Goodwin and Rich Lash, 120; 2, Alan Stephenson, Craig Fellner, Gary Pederson and Scott Donahoo, 124, card-off; 3, Craig Herman, Darrell Hands, Jim Barrett and Doug Shook, 124, card-off; 4, Dave Smith, Jen O’Donoghue, Laney O’Donoghue and Tom O’Donoghue, 124.
Second flight: 1, Jimmy Smith, Matt Holmberg, Troy Yartz and Tom Le Rossignol, 126; 2, Anthony Malmlof, Jason Ferguson, Justin Bonneau and Ryan Bateman, 129; 3, Jason Roberts, Matt Odman, Shawn Anderson and Tom Aylward, 131; 4, Austin Caviness, Dan Caviness, Randall Caviness and Colby Harrison, 133.
Third flight: 1, Adam Vanover, David Gibson, Steve Yanee and Larry Leiber, 127; 2, Barry Woolf, Dan Evaro, John Fishbagh and Josh Woolf, 130; 3, Jack Quinn, Lane Bates, Peter Straus and Richard Devaney, 132, card-off; 4, Dennis Lundy, Jeff Hemmingsen, Martin Henning and Mike Higginson, 132.
The Bidwell Park Women’s Golf Club played a game called “Tee to Green” for its weekly outing.
The game score was how many strokes it took to get the ball on the green. Low gross on the day in the first flight was Kelly MacKinnon with a score of 85. Low net game: Gayle Aylward, 53. Second flight low gross: Linda Jones, 92. Low net game: 1, Barbara Albers, 50; 2, May Gallaway, 56. Third flight low gross: Jolene Nixon, 110. Low net game: 1, tie, Molly Barnum and Sue Blizman, 60.
Canyon Oaks Country Club
The Canyon Oaks Senior Men’s Club selected a 4-man, 2 best-ball Shamble format for its monthly tournament. Taking first with a remarkable 35-under par score of 109 was the team of Scott Borges, Marty Coil, Keith Chamberlin and Dave Woods. Shooting 119 for the second spot was the team of Greg Smith, Jim Gochnauer, Lou Radisich and Jim Ponzio. Closest to the pin winners: Hole No. 3, Coil; Hole No. 6, Borges; Hole No. 11, Hal Currier (a mere 8-inches from being an ace); Hole No. 14: Smith.
The Canyon Oaks Women’s Golf Club counted only the even holes for its weekly game.
Lori Rainwater and Vickie Spelts tied for overall low gross at 94. Spelts was also low net on the day with a 71. Game: 1, tie, Rainwater and Susan McVicker Wever, 36.5; 3, Gina Davis, 37; 4, Pat Radisich, 38. Closest to pin on No. 3, Sue Osterholt; 2, Shelley Carney, 3, Linda Arellano.
Butte Creek Country Club
The Butte Creek Senior Men’s Golf Club held its second tournament of the year last Wednesday under very windy conditions. The format was a two-man, pick your partner best-ball.
Taking the top spot with a net score of 68 was the team of Royal Hawkley and Rob Sylvester. 2, tie, John MacTavish and Ed Anderson, along with Mike Bechtol and Kevin Parrish, 72. 4, tie, Dave Smith and Garth Gregory, along with Jeff Day and Jim Gaumer, 73. 6, Pat Hallin and Danny Buist, 74.
The format for the Butte Creek Women’s Golf Club weekly tournament was an ABC, one best-ball.
The team of Susie Westcott and Marilyn Brownfield along with the help of a blind draw, took first with a net score of 55. The team of Pat Stephenson, Paula Rich and Sue Bechtol finished second at 57. Taking the third spot was the team of Debbie Maderos, Connie Anderson and Tami Blofsky at 60.
Morgan Pittman took third place in a U.S. Kids Junior tournament at Wildhawk GC in Sacramento over the weekend with a score of 77.