Sun Lakes – Cottonwood’s Lady Niners golfing duo Lynn Tanner and Jan Lien topped a field of 254 golfers in the Arizona Women’s Golf Association’s annual State Medallion tournament. It was held January 7 at Ocotillo Golf course.
A ceremony January 29 at Cottonwood honored Tanner and Lien with AWGA reps Julie Penn and Kelly Hollister presenting crystal trophies and a traveling plaque to the pair. Penn and Hollister are members of AWGA’s governing board.
Tanner and Lien represented Cottonwood’s Lady Niners by first qualifying at the local level.
In an unusual twist at the AWGA tournament, Pebblebrook’s qualifiers Elyse Wiegand and Donna Harlow tied Cottonwood’s team and rather than a playoff, it was decided to share Championship honors. The traveling plaque will spend six months at each club.
Finalizing plans for Cottonwood’s Lady Niners annual Member-Guest golf tournament March 19 proceeded Sunday, February 10 at a meeting with Co-Chairman Karen Kishpaugh presiding. “This is a landmark event for us as it benefits ‘Gina’s Team,’ a volunteer group assisting women prisoners re-entering society,” she said. “It’s a first for us and we expect record participation and results.” Co-Chair is Leslie Swan.
January’s weekly action follows:
1/08. Game was throw out holes 3, 5, and 7 – Flight 1: 1st Sue Doyle, 2nd Jan Lien, 3rd (tie) Sheila Axtman and Eden Carter; Flight 2: 1st Judy Whitney, 2nd (tie) Pat Best, Judy Nicely and Leslie Swan; Flight 3: 1st Millie Hague, 2nd Kathy Bushbaum, 3rd (tie) Annette Carrington and Donna Royle
1/15. Game was Ts and Fs – Flight 1: 1st Karen Kishpaugh, 2nd Bette Lu Buchanan, 3rd (tie) Eden Carter and Lynn Tanner; Flight 2: 1st (tie) Jan Lien and Cathy Sullivan; 3rd Linda Sparks; Flight 3: 1st (tie) Betty Beard and Suzanne Ferrell, 3rd (tie) Patti Landry and Kay Kautzman
1/22: Game was Select-A-Drive – Flight 1: 1st Marilyn Jasper, 2nd Nancy Gehlbach, 3rd Eden Carter; Flight 2: 1st (tie) Betty Ennis and Barb Schmoekel, 3rd Linda Sparks; Flight 3: 1st Donna Royle, 2nd Cathy Kinnick, 3rd (tie) Suzanne Ferrel and Nancy Hamilton
1/29: Game of the day was Low Net – Flight 1: 1st Lynn Tanner, 2nd Molly Goff, 3rd Bette Lu Buchanan; Flight 2: 1st Rachelle Wilson, 2nd Pattie Seiberling. 3rd Barb Schmoekel; Flight 3: 1st (tie) Nancy Hamilton and Judy Nicely, 3rd Betty Beard