On March 29 and 30, the ladies of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) competed in their first major golf tournament of 2021, the President’s Cup. This tournament is a two-day low net tournament where the winner is commemorated on a perpetual plaque in the trophy case, and she receives a nice prize. Forty-four women competed in six separate flights in this President’s Cup tournament.
At the end of the first day, Judy Callahan led all golfers with a low net 67 score. Judy was followed by a tight group that included Susan Ness with a net 68 score, and five ladies that had net 70 scores: Barb Simms, Marge Rodgers, Linda Sherfy, Nancy Galant, and Linda Chonle. Shirley Purcell also posted a net under par score of 71.
Day two of the tournament added the challenge of much more brisk winds, but that didn’t interfere too much with the play of our day one leaders, Judy Callahan and Susan Ness. There were only two women who posted under par scores on day two, Marlyce Mycka and Linda Chonle. Additionally, Linda Chonle distinguished herself as the only player to post under par scores on both days of the tournament.
When the final scores of the two-day tournament were posted, there was a tie between our first day leaders, Judy Callahan and Susan Ness, with total net scores of 4 under par 140! That necessitated a sudden death playoff to commence immediately! Judy and Susan proceeded to the first tee box, where they were generously allowed to play through the other players beginning their golf round. A considerable group of ladies who had also participated in the tournament followed along (at a respectful distance) in their golf carts to witness the action.
With the pressure of the President’s Cup championship on the line, both Judy and Susan battled to maintain their golf focus. Ultimately, Judy Callahan prevailed by a single stroke to win the tournament in the one-hole sudden death playoff! It was very exciting, and both ladies played extraordinarily well in this two-day President’s Cup tournament! Congratulations to both Judy Callahan for winning the President’s Cup tournament and Susan Ness for putting up a great effort and winning first place in her flight!
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to all the participants.
1st Flight: 1st place, Barb Simms; 2nd place, Carol Mihal; 3rd place, Trish Kelly
2nd Flight: 1st place, Sterlyn Robertson; 2nd place, Shirley Purcell; 3rd place, Beth Wittmann
3rd Flight: 1st place, Linda Sherfy; 2nd place, Marge Rodgers; 3rd place, Marci Whitehead
4th Flight: 1st place, Marlyce Mycka; 2nd place, Jeanne Osterlund; 3rd place, Pilar Borm
5th Flight: 1st place, Susan Ness; 2nd place, Cheri Alfrey; 3rd place, Nancy Galant
6th Flight: 1st place, Linda Chonle; 2nd place, Stephanie Gaskill; 3rd place, Kate Thomsen
Closest to the pin winners on hole number 5: Marge Rodgers, Deb Lawson, Susan Pharr, Kay Johnson, Carol Mihal, Barb Simm, and Susan Ness
Closest to the pin winners on hole number 12: Beth Wittmann, Janice Mihora, and Jeanne Osterlund
Special thanks to our golf pros, Mike Jahaske and Ken Steinke, for their assistance with creating the scoreboard and scoring the results.
A tremendous thank you to our sponsor, Long Realty The Dana & Gerry Team. We were able to increase payouts as a result of their generous donation.
Thank you to The Battery Guy, who sponsored a hole-in-one event that became two events; players had an opportunity to win a golf cart on hole number 2 and a smart, flat screen TV on hole number 14. Unfortunately, no one managed to score a hole-in-one that day. All players received a voucher for two dozen golf balls and a $10 gift card to Van’s.