Winning Ways – 2021


Winning Ways – Celebrating our Local Champions

As we wind down this 2020 golf season, we can certainly reflect on the new landscape of golf amid this year of Coronavirus.  Golf courses were closed, events were canceled, safety measures changed the way we played – but we still managed to play some tournament golf!

Let’s acknowledge some of the Tournament winners this season:

PWGA Legacy Senior and Super Senior Championship

What a great return to tournament golf we had with our first PWGA Legacy event of the 2021 season on
May 3 & 4. We filled the tournament with 196 women. This Championship has been played since 1960.
Once called the Grandmothers Tournament, we draws players up and above age 80. This year we had
11 players over 80 years young. The courses at Greenhorn Creek and Copper Valley gave us a warm
welcome and we certainly enjoyed the box lunch at Copper Valley after the second round.
Congratulations to our winners:
Senior Division: Low Gross: Jennifer Douglas – Low Net: Anne Bianchi
Super Senior Division: Low Gross: Kay Robinson – Low Net: Heidi Russell


Seniors Low Gross Jennifer Douglas

Senior Division, Low Gross

Seniors Low Net Anne Bianchi

Super Senior Division, Low Gross

PWGA Legacy Spring Partners Tournament

The ever-popular Spring Partners tournament on June 8 & 9 at Darkhorse and The Ridge GC in Auburn also brought a full field of 220 players.  The cool Auburn mornings gave way to some toasty weather in the afternoons and while the courses were tough, many partners ham and egged their way to some great scores.  A banquet, the first since 2019, was a treat as we got to gather with friends old and new after the second round at the Ridge GC.

Congratulations to our winners:

Low Gross – Jennifer Douglas/Karen Garcia

Low Net – Kathy Schilperoot/Karen French


Low Net Douglas Garcia

Low Gross – Jennifer Douglas/Karen Garcia

Low Net Schilperoot French

Low Net – Kathy Schilperoot/Karen French

WGANC Legacy Champion of Champions:

Cool Resident Karen Garcia claimed her second Champion of Champions win in a row this year (skipping 2020 due to COVID). The Champion of Champions started off our season in April at Ruby Hills GC in Pleasanton.  Karen, who plays out of Sierra View Country Club, shot a 2-day total of 148 Gross in this 36-hole Championship.

Gross Points
Flight A: Karen Garcia, 72-76–148
Flight B: Lisa Bagley, 77-84–161
Flight C: Kathryn Henry, 85-79–164
Flght D: Susan Cookson, 88-86–174



PWGA Legacy Mixed Couples and Summer Partners

We took it out of state for our Mixed Couples and Summer Partners with a road trip to Reno, Nevada.  We had 150 players – 75 Teams competing in two separate divisions.  Our Mixed Couples (1 Man and1 Woman) and our Summer Partners (2 Women) played at Red Hawk GC and Lakeridge GC on July 12 & 13.  Fun was had by all at the Players dinner at the Silver Legacy Hotel on Tuesday evening, where we presented awards and raised funds for YOC at our raffle.

Congratulations to our winners:

Mixed Couples Division

Low Gross – Lynn Bottini and Dean Prince

Low Net  –  Tom Yee and Hong Yee

Low Gross Bottini and Prince

Low Gross – Lynne Bottini and Dean Prince

Low Net Yee

Low Net – Tom Yee and Hong Yee

WGANC Legacy Stroke Play Championship

Lynne Cowan, who plays out of Sierra View CC in Roseville, CA shot a 2-day total of 150.

The Stroke Play Championship began as The 54-hole Champion of Champions in 1953.  In 1997 it was separated into two championships.  The   54-hole Stroke Play Championship and the Champion of Champions.  The Stroke Play Championship went from a 54-hole tournament to a 36-hole tournament in 2019.

Congratulations also to

Low Gross – Lauren Gebhauer

Low Net – Julie Wirth



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