Green Valley Country Club’s Jeff Wilson will lead a group of local standouts who will try to advance to the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship during a qualifying tournament on Aug. 29 at Contra Costa Country Club.
Wilson has qualified several times for the national event for players age 25 and older, and reached the semifinals of match play once.
Also in the field at Contra Costa are Vacaville’s Bill Bergstrom, Fairfield’s Barry Logar and Jack Anthony, and Dan Bieber of Alamo, who plays out of Green Valley.
Bieber reached the quarterfinals of last week’s Northern California Golf Association Senior Amateur championship at Spyglass Hill before losing 3 and 2 to eventual champion Casey Boyns.
Logar played last week in the NCGA Amateur Championship at Spyglass. He shot rounds of 74 and 77 for a 7-over total of 151 in stroke play, missing the cutoff for match play by one shot.
Vaca Valley women
Karla Brown and Peggy Linville both were crowned champions as the Vaca Valley women’s club concluded its club championship on Thursday at Green Tree.
Brown ran away with the net title with a two-round total of 8-under 134. Linville took gross honors at 173.
Karen Meek (145) won the first flight by four shots over Jackie Knudson (149).
Virginia Carpenter (162) flew solo on the second flight.
Third-flight leaders were Mike Takeda (151), Betty Almstrom (151), Nancy Shaffer (161) and Sammie Reid (164).
Senior tournament series
Larry Arndt shot a blistering net round of 64 to grab a big lead halfway through the senior tournament series club championship recently at Green Tree.
Mike Hagerman added a net score of 69 in the event, which will conclude next week.
Rich Sturgess was the gross leader after a first-round 80.
Rancho Solano women
Jeanne Mackie fired a red-hot net 66 to win the Rancho Solano women’s club’s ace of aces tournament recently.
Debbie Egidio (76) won the first flight by one shot over Judy Heise (77), two over Kathy Maltby (78).
Mackie cruised in the second flight, finishing in front of Nancy Thurow (75) and Amy Shively (76).
Cliff Hamilton’s sizzling 62 was the best net round of the day by SIRs No. 99 club members at Green Tree recently.
Richard Horn (70) edged Kent Carlson (71) in the first flight, with Dan Powell (72) another shot back.
Chuck Murtishaw (66) won a hot second flight, with Frank Bottoms (67) second and Carl Deweber (68) third.
Hamilton captured the third flight over Lyle Cullum (67) and Joe Tramontana (69).
In the fourth flight, Ed Pedigo (69) finished in front of Gary Mallory (70) and Steve Walker (72).
Leisure Town men
Frank Brennan and Bob Gale both shot net scores of 66 to lead Leisure Town men’s club players on Wednesday at Green Tree.
Gale won the first flight, with Frank Gale (68) second and Bruce Lassiter (69) third.
Second-flight leaders were Frank Vigil (71), Chuck Rogers (71) and Joe Tramontana (75).
Brennan won the third flight by five shots over Tony Baldo (71) and Cliff Hamilton (71).
Green Tree Niners
Kay Hadwin’s solid net score of 20 led Green Tree Niners participants in recent action.
Leni King (28) captured the first flight over Karen Brown (29) and Marilee Schauff (32).
Alma Schultz (24) took the second flight, with Barbara Jacobson (26) second, Kitty Lockwood (27) third and Helen Riggert (30) fourth.
Hadwin cruised in the third flight, followed by Leona Laurencallo (27), Kay Williams (27), Ruth Powell (30) and Margaret Brick (30).
In the fourth flight, Rosemarie Chonzena (29) finished ahead of Marlene Perasso (30), Carmen Haynes (31), Allie Alexander (32) and Shirley Morris (32).
Green Valley women
Teri Pickens, Malia Wolf, Carol Detrick and Mary Goulart combined for a hot net score of 209 to lead Green Valley women’s club members in a team event recently.
Diane Kelly, Syann Trask, Judy Blohm and Deb Smith (219) won the Classics flight over Jackie French, Gerry Grichuhin, Debby McGuire and Lynda Donahue (221).
Pickens, Wolf, Detrick and Goulart breezed in the Roadsters flight, finishing ahead of Katie Wheaton, Rena Bruton, Debbie Menzel and Brittany Hurst (231).
In the Hot Rods flight, the team of Pat Spencer, Mallory Haggart, Deanne Ikard and Lana Archer (219) edged Julie Osborn, Cathy Priest, Gail Jeffress and Sylvia Yarian (221).
Women in Paradise
Margie Miller, Cindy Thompson, Lillian McCallum and Kisa Kreitzman joined forces to shoot a two-best-ball net score of 117 and run away with a team event host by the Paradise Valley women’s club recently.
Second place went to Linda Grace, Jeanne Twitchell, Karen Moore and Camille Ward (124).
In third were Jean Putman, Snady Kreger, Shirley Axworthy and Rose Stone (127).
Twice Around club
Pat Moffett, Mary Jo Mudgett and Lynne Powell all won their respective flights in Twice Around club play at Green Tree recently.
Moffett took the first flight over Sammie Reid and Kay Bone.
Mudgett topped Alma Schultz in the second flight.
Third-flight leaders were Powell, Bea Vigil and Connie Holland.
The Green Tree Niners will host a charity tournament to benefit Vaca FISH on Sept. 14.
The event will be 18 holes of scramble play on the executive course.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow. Cost is $65 per player, including cart and lunch. Call 456-1840 or 427-3741 for information.
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