3rd Annual NCGA Women’s Net Amateur Championship
July 22-23, 2010
Poppy Hills GC
July 23, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH – The NCGA Women’s Net Amateur Championship produced champions in three handicap divisions, President, Director and Secretary flights, at Poppy Hills.
Candice Nishimura of Okole Maluna nabbed the President’s Flight title with a final-round net 76. “I was happy with how I shot consistent both days,” said Nishimura. “It was nice to end on a birdie.” The rising sophomore at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, has been playing in NCGA tournaments since she was 13 years old, starting off in junior tournaments.
Nishimura also played in the NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship on July 6, at Spyglass Hill GC. “It showed me how well I could shoot against some of the best,” the champion said.
Maureen Richardson of Blackhawk CC took second place after shooting an even par 72 on her final round, one stroke back from the lead. Kennedy Shields of Burlingame CC took home third place honors posting a first round net two-under 70, followed by a final round 78.
Martha Hagler, an Associate member of Executive Women’s Golf Association, Sonoma, Marin, Napa Chapter, held on to her first-round lead to capture the Director Flight with a solid seven-under-par overall score. Hagler posted two consistent rounds shooting 69 in round one followed by a 68. The Mill Valley resident has been playing in NCGA tournaments for four years.
Kirsten Lewis of Whitney Oaks GC remained in second place with a final-round score of 77. Kris Corbridge of Teal Bend GC took third place honors in the Director Flight with a final-round 75.
Karen Biscaha of Teal Bend GC swept the Secretary Flight posting a second-round net five-under 67.
Biscaha, from Fair Oaks, has been playing golf for three years. This is her first year playing in NCGA tournaments and her first time playing at Poppy Hills. “The fog was the hardest thing to get used to today,” said Biscaha.
Regina Cortez of Teal Bend GC shot a consistent net two-under-par for both rounds to take home second place honors in the Secretary Flight. Indian Valley GC member, Sandy Boyd, fell to third place, one stroke back from Cortez. Boyd’s first-round score of four-under was followed by a final-round 73.