Douglas, Moridaira win NCGA Women's 4-Ball Net gross title
Jennifer Douglas and Itsuko Moridaira (NCGA/Twitter photo)
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Green Valley CC member Jennifer Douglas and Granite Bay GC member Itsuko Moridaira won the gross division of the Northern California Women’s Four-Ball Net Championship. The pair shot a final round 2-over 73 at the par-71 Poppy Hills GC to come in at 3-over 145 and defeat runners-up Eden Anderson and Lydia Shell by two shots.
Shell and Anderson made a charge with a second-round 70. Third place went to Judicia Lane and Suzy Duarte at 148.
In the Big Sur flight, Salinas Fairways GC members Suzy Duarte and Judicia Lane followed up an opening 10-under 61 with a 65 to finish at 16-under 126 to win the title. The team of Michelle Walsh and Susan Norman placed second at 131 following a 68. Third place went to Sandra Szczerbin and Susan Erickson at 135.
In the Golden Gate flight, Kelly Browning and Christina Simpson of Ruby Hills CC and Discovery Bay GC, respectively, shot a final round 63 to finish at 12-under 130, defeating the runner-up tandem of Gail Rogers and Ria Eagan by three shots. Rogers and Eagan had a second round 70 a day after carding 63 thanks in part to Rogers’ career low round (83) at Poppy Hills.< br>
Third place went to the tandem of Deborah McGuire and Patricia Moreno at 138.
Finally, in the Yosemite flight, Michele Gunner and Jenny Shone posted their second straight 5-under 66 to finish at 132, defeating the runner-up tandem of Christine McCormack and Karen Branco by four shots. McCormack and Branco, who’d been tied for the lead, finished with a final round 70.
Third place went to the tandem of Rosie Hayashi and Vicki Matsuura at 138.
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ABOUT THE NCGA Women's Four-Ball Net
First played in 2006, the NCGA Northern California Women’s Four-Ball
Net Championship is a two-person, better-ball handicap event for
NCGA members. The event is contested in three flights – Big Sur,
Golden Gate and Yosemite, divided by handicap index. Format is 36
holes four-ball stroke play. Play will be 85% of the player’s course
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