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Women’s golf news

June 16, 2013
The Herald-Star


Play of the Day for the Cadiz Women's Golf Association on June 12 was Four Par Holes only, using one-half handicap.

Winners in first flight was a tie between Theresa Stotler and Nep Rowland.

In second flight, Betty Thompson came in first and Joann Watson, second. Rowland and Stotler tied for least putts in first flight.

Thompson won least putts in second flight. Chip-ins were made by Stotler and Ginny Ferrell. Peg Buchanan was hostess.


The Pleasant Valley Ladies' Golf League of Ponderosa Golf Course announced its May winners at a luncheon meeting held June 5 at the course restaurant. Tournament Director Linda Wade announced the following:

May 1

Event: Bingo, Bango, Bongo

Winners: First place, Vivian Tustin

Second place, Karen Pannett

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz, Kay Mortimer

Half/Half: Terry Viskovicz

May 8

Event: T's and F's

Winners: First place, Karen Heinz

Second place, Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz

Half/Half: Linda Wade

May 15

Event: Six, Six, Six

Winners: Barb Williams, Linda Wade, Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz

Half/Half: Janet Backel

May 22

Event: Nassau Tournament

Winners: Front, Linda Wade; back and total, Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz

Half/Half: Kay Mortimer

May 29

Event: Low Putts

Winners: Front, Betty Patterson; back and total, Terry Viskovicz

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz, Betty Patterson

Chip-Ins: Mary Lou Recinella

Half/Half: Vivian Tustin


The Williams Ladies Golf Association held a "Putters Tourney" for the weekly play. First flight winner was Jennie Epifano with a total of 29 putts.

Second flight winner was Rita Kohn with only 28 putts, and third flight ended in a tie with Jerry Chambers and Phyllis Phillips both with 36 putts.

Skill prizes for the day was the longest putt on hole No. 2 by Erikka Buracchio with 14 feet 8 inches.

Hole No. 7 went to Maribeth Arlia with a 5-foot, 7-inch putt. Arlia also captured the longest putt on hole No. 10 with 18 feet, 4 inches. Longest putt on hole No. 14 went to Kohn with a 49- foot, 6-inch thriller.

The "Pot of Gold" with a two-week carryover was split by Karen Pitchok and Burrachio.

Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich announced the winners and the cancellation of the Ladies Day Golf Clinic because of the weather.

A meeting of the decorating committee was held after play and luncheon, followed by participants to help assemble the centerpieces for the annual Williams Invitational set for July 9. So far, nearly 140 clubs from the Tri-State Area will be participating.

This week's play will be "Low Gross Low Net" in mixed flights. Participants should call the Pro Shop to list for play.


On June 11 at Spring Hills Golf Course, Town And Country Women Golf League had a Best Scores Game on Odds Holes on numbers 1, 3, 5, 7.

The winners were: A flight, Lucy Karaan; B, Patty Saccoccia; and C, Shirley Guida.

Long Drive No. 3 A flight, Wanda Retzer; B, Edie Higgins; and C, Irene Vaja.

Long Drive No.5 Karaan; B, Higgins; C, Vaja.

Closest to Pin No.8, A flight, Signa Findlay; B, Higgins; C, Vaja.


A skill contest in flights was the weekly game of the Steubenville Country Club Women's Golf Association with YangJa Koh and Theresa Metcalf as chairmen.

In the first flight Koh won long drive on No. 11 and closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 5. Marilyn Kenny took the prize for closest to the pin on the par three second hole. Kenny also won low putts and had a chip-in on No. 3 to claim the money cup.

Metcalf took the long drive award in the second flight on hole No. 9. Morelli won low putts. No golfer in the second flight won closest to the pin prizes.

Koh announced that this week will be the final round of the President's Cup competition. The winner of this highly regarded tournament will be the golfer with the best three of four net scores. Several women are in close contention to win.

In the nine-hole golf group, Dotty Tegano won closest to the pin on the par three second hole and closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 3. DeeDee Scugoza took the long drive award on No. 9, and Scugoza and Tegano tied for low putts.

This week's event will be one best ball. Eighteen-hole golfers are to sign in at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. tee time, and nine-hole golfers will report at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. start.

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