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Summer 2018

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18 SUMMER 2018 | NCGA.ORG S H A G B A G Annika Borrelli, a senior at Carondelet High in Concord, had a weekend to remember May 5-6 while competing in the annual Gloria Armstrong Women's Championship at Lake Chabot Golf Course. Borrelli's first big highlight included carding a course record-tying 7-under 64 on the par-71 layout, which included an eagle on the closing par-6 18th, to win the title. Afterwards, Borrelli also got to meet the championship's namesake, who started the event to help promote women's golf. A native of Oakland and original LPGA member in 1955, Armstrong, who as one of the Bay Area's best instructors taught the likes of Pat Hurst, was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame last summer. Weekend to Remember New South Course Unveiled at Corica Park; Youth on Course Fundraiser Part of Celebration T he highly anticipated re-designed South Course at Corica Park in Alameda opened its fairways to the public on June 23. As part of the festivi- ties, a fundraiser for Youth on Course and Alameda Junior Golf was held there on June 21. The fundraiser marked the first official rounds played on the new layout, which was renovated by architect Rees Jones and Greenway Golf's Marc Logan. Once a ho-hum track, the South Course has been crafted in the style of the classic sand-belt courses of Australia and features among other things "run-up" ramps onto the greens that will make the course more fun for players of all abilities. In performing the renovation, nearly everything was recycled. The bunker liner is old Oakland Raiders practice field turf, which the Raiders paid to have Corica Park take off their hands. Sand-capping throughout each fairway and new drainage will also help with playability during the winter. The South Course renovation continues what will eventually be a complete overhaul of Corica Park. In 2013, the popular 50-stall lighted practice facility was remodeled, while in 2014 the 9-hole par-3 Mif Albright course received a facelift. Next up is the North Course remodel, which started in June and is expected to be completed by 2020. NCGA members receive $20 off the green fee at Corica Park every day. ROBERT KAUFMAN SEEN & heard

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