AT THE READY – Golf carts huddle together in the patio staging area overlooking Hole No. 1, just before the start of the 2023 RBIWGC Invitational Tournament. (Photo by Jeff Bondesson)

Golfers win prizes at 2023 RBIWGC Invitational

Sixteen of the 36 foursomes participating in the 2023 Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club Invitational on May 9 won team awards, and 10 golfers won prizes for their individual on-course expertise. The theme of this year’s event was, “Cheers to 60 years!” – in celebration of RBIWGC’s 60th anniversary (1963-2023).

Format for the tournament was Two Best Balls of the Foursome. Scoring required that all team members tee off on each hole and continue to play out the hole with their own ball. The RBI tournament team calculated each team score by adding the low gross and low net scores for each hole. The 16 groups that tallied a win in gross or net scoring across four flights were:

Flight A (Champagne)

First place gross: Deb Finlon, Nanette Seman, Rachel Hunter, Sandra Houston
Second place gross: Michelle Long, Ann Chang, Pat Gordon, Barb Kleber
First place net: Chie Urban, June Hanaoka, Eun Jeong, Vu Long
Second place net: Judy Coffey, Paula Mullins-Worster, Mayoma Pendergast, Ann Stephens

Flight B (Diamond)

First place gross: Jolyn Racey, Tricia Fryar, Denise McNeese, Sandi Simpson
Second place gross: Carole Swartz, Susie Dillree, Jeanne Shelton, Mary Wurbel
First place net: Peggy Anderson, Susan Boeshart, Laura Burnside, Kitty Masters
Second place net: Anne Allen, Shirley Barnes, DeeDee Kovacevich, Annette Polit

Flight C (Gold)

First place gross: Denise Westwood, Gail Parish, Lisa Scott, Jan Swilley
Second place gross: Bobbie Zinker, Lis Eddy, Julie Martin, Paula Miller
First place net: Liz Burchill, Cathy Bridge, Daria Laboranti, Marianne Proctor
Second place net: Darcy Petronella, Diana Bolander, Marcia Rausch, M.J. Rice

Flight D (Silver)

First place gross: Val Blanchard, Suzy Albin, M.C. Eastman, Martha Tyson
Second place gross: Annette Goetz, Johanna Mullin, Janie Terrones, Patricia White
First place net: Judi Berlin, Melinda Balkom, Nancy Paulson, Teresa Swanson
Second place net: Joyce Dubuque, Alicja Alviso, Kathy Christopher, Angela Schmidt

Individual winners

  • Closest to pin on No. 2 (green): Lisa Scott (3 feet 5 inches)
  • Closest to pin on No. 2 (blue): Pat Gordon (5 feet)
  • Closest to pin on No. 2 (yellow): Shirley Barnes (5 feet 1 inch)
  • Closest to pin on No. 4: Gloria Green (7 feet 9 inches)
  • Closest to pin on No. 11: Long Vu (3 feet 5 inches)
  • Closest to pin on No. 13: Martha Speck (3 feet 4 inches)

Longest drive on No. 12:  Nanette Seman

Straightest drive on No. 8 (blue): Pat Gordon

Straightest drive on No. 8 (yellow): Alicja Alviso

Straightest drive on No. 8 (green): Resa Coopat


Tournament sponsors

Hole-in-One sponsors: Mary Lynne Bachman, Suzanne LaTour, Beverly Johnsen

Hole No. 2 sponsor: Titleist

Drink-ticket sponsor: CPG Stifel, Alexander Monroe

Breakfast sponsor: Coast Care Partners

Tee-box sponsors: Anonymous (four boxes); Pat Bakke (two boxes); Alan Beilstein, State Farm Agent (two boxes); Diane Borden (three boxes); Dave Brooks, Rotary International; Susi Casper (three boxes); Kathy Christopher; Circle of Health, Monique Van Aalst, LMT/BS; Sharon Council; Del Rio Studios, Patricia Del Rio; Caroline Dixon; Anne Eckelman, Compass Real Estate Agent; Escondido Metal Supply, Bob & Darcy Petronella; Glaser-Bailey Awards (three boxes); Cretia Hadley; Hair by Carol Clark; Hair Design & Skin Care, Douglas Saboe; Hair Whisper Lounge, Douglas Saboe; High Bluff Capital Management, Patrick Mead (two boxes); Tessa Hurley Family; JG Golf Instruction, Jeanette Gilliand; Kathy Kendric (two boxes); Paula Miller; Sue Rowe (two boxes); Chris Shorkey; Romona Smith; Karen Stelman, RB Rotary; Workplace Services, John & Donna Boyce.

RBIWGC tournaments draw members, non-members

The Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club sponsors two major, members-only tournaments each year:

  • The Club Championship is a two-day tournament. Format is stroke play, gross score. In 2024, the event is scheduled for June 4 and June 11. Faye Tong set a new RBIWGC record in 2023 by winning her sixth consecutive Club Championship.
  • The President’s Cup is a two-day tournament. Format is stroke play, net score. In 2024, the event is scheduled for September 24 and October 1.

Additional special tournaments may be conducted during the year at the discretion of the Special Tournaments Chair and approved by the Board of Directors. For 2024, the Board approved the addition of this tournament:

  • Individual Eclectic, a two-day tournament scheduled for March 19 and March 26.

In addition, the Club hosts an Invitational tournament each year. A full field of amateur women golfers from throughout Southern California participates in this premier event. The 2024 Invitational is scheduled for May 14.

See complete results of the 2023 Invitational above.

To view the full 2024 RBIWGC calendar, please click here.