SBRWGA 2021 Club Championship Tournament

1st flight winners (left to right): Barb Simms, Trish Kelly, and Diana Walton (not shown, Shirley Purcell)

Club champion Jean Cheszek and Senior Club champion Brenda Armenia

Carol Mihal

The brisk mornings of Nov. 15 and 16 both turned into beautiful days for the ladies of the SBR Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) to hold their 10th annual Club Championship Tournament. Ladies 70 and older were automatically included in the Senior Club Championship bracket. Winners of the tournament were decided based on the combined gross scores over the two days of play. Forty-eight ladies participated in the tournament.

For the fifth year in a row, Jean Cheszek won and continued her reign as the prestigious SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Club Champion! She completed the two-day tournament with a strong performance and a total gross score of 152. Jean shot 77 on the first day, and improved a bit on the second day, shooting 75. Congratulations, Jean!

Brenda Armenia won the Senior Club Championship with an impressive 81 on the first day, and returned on day two to shoot 91 for a total gross score of 172. Congratulations, Brenda!

In addition to the overall Club Championship winners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners were recognized in each of the six handicapped flights.

Flight 1: 1st place (tie), Trish Kelly and Barb Simms (173); 3rd place, Diana Walton (176); 4th place, Shirley Purcell (179).

Flight 2: 1st place, Carol Mihal (174); 2nd place, Debbie Shelton (176); 3rd place, Laura Gilchrist (180); 4th place, Janice Mihora (182).

Flight 3: 1st place, Marci Whitehead (183); 2nd place, Jeanne Osterlund (185); 3rd place, Terri Movius (186); 4th place, Carol Sacks (191).

Flight 4: 1st place, Marnie Binney (178); 2nd place, Jeanne Jensen (189); 3rd place, Susan Ness (191); 4th place, Pilar Borm (192).

Flight 5: 1st place, Beth Chamberlin (196); 2nd place (tie), Fran Harrington, Joanne Oliver, and Karen Oprish (198).

Flight 6: 1st place, Evie Thompson (203); 2nd place, Stephanie Gaskill (206); 3rd place (tie), Kathi Dyer, Kay Johnson, and Bonnie Stark (213).

Closest to the Pin winners:

* Day 1: Hole number 2—Lorraine Smith and Hole number 14—Carol Sacks

* Day 2: Hole number 5—Kathi Dyer (who had a hole-in-one!) and Hole number 12—Terri Movius

Thank you to tournament organizers Lorraine Smith, Susan Pharr, and Mindy Hawkins! A wonderful luncheon was enjoyed by all participants at the Ranch House Ballroom after completion of play. Great job Mindy, Susan, and Lorraine!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the ladies who participated in this special and fun event!

And a big thank you is extended to our tournament sponsor, Hardin Brothers Automotive in Catalina, Ariz., for all your automobile repair and maintenance needs. They can be reached at [email protected] or 520-818-3200.