A team from the Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club has won second place in the 2016 net-division regional team-play championship. The RBIWGC team’s successful four-month season came to a close on June 13 with a loss to the Laguna Woods Women’s Golf Club (9-3) in the championship match.
In gross-division regional team play, Pala Mesa Golf Resort won its championship match on June 13 by defeating the Coronado Women’s Golf Club (7-5). Both net- and gross-division championship matches were played at Miramar Golf Course.
The San Diego County Women’s Golf Association sponsors team match-play competitions each year for teams from San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.
“Our team was inexperienced in match play when we began the season,” said Fran Maxfield, RBIWGC team captain. “But, we gained confidence with each match, and many of our players even improved their handicaps during the season. We are all looking forward to team play again next year.”
The RBIWGC team (Team No. 2) reached the finals by winning its net-division playoff match against the Mission Trails Women’s Golf Club on May 23 at Riverwalk Golf Course. Laguna Woods reached the finals by winning its net-division playoff match against the San Juan Hills Women’s Golf Club on June 3 at St. Mark Golf Course.
Pala Mesa reached the finals by winning its gross-division playoff match against Temecula Creek on June 3 at St. Mark Golf Course. Coronado reached the finals by winning its gross-division playoff match against the Steele Canyon Women’s Club on May 23 at Riverwalk Golf Course.
The RBIWGC team included Karen Abrams, Diane Borden, Donna Boyce, Sallie Britzman, Joyce Dubuque, Donna Hill, Joyce Howes, Arilla St. Laurent, Mary Jo Rice, Fran Maxfield (team captain), Nemira Stauskas, Karen Stelman and Denise Westwood.
Members of a second RBIWGC team (Team No. 1), which just missed being in the playoffs, included Judi Berlin, Caroline Dixon, Jan Higley, Young Lee, Melissa McBratney, Hilary Quinn, Erin Rowland, Romona Smith and Janet Tarr. Team captain was Dena Marvel.