2021 Ladies’ and Men’s Club Championship

Diane Pfeiffer and Sue Bielstein

By:
Corey Roberson, Director of Golf

Ladies’ Club Championship Recap

The 2021 Ladies Club Championship was played on September 15 and 16 with 21 competitors battling for their name on the coveted ‘rock’ in the Champions Gallery. On the net side, it turned into a two-lady race between Diane Pfeiffer and Karen Jackson. Karen fired a net 67 in the first round to take a one-shot lead over Diane and Tammy Hogarth. The second round presented challenges for Tammy but she hung in there for a 3rd place finish. By the turn, Diane had taken a 2-shot lead over Karen but that all changed on #12 — Karen picked up 4 shots with a net 5 to Diane’s net 9. Diane would turn around and net birdie the next hole to Karen’s net bogey. They finished the tournament in a tie for 1st place at 3-under par but the scorecard playoff went to Diane since she had the lowest second round score.

On the gross side, it was also looking like a two-lady race after the first round. Sue Bielstein shot 81 in the first round and the 2020 Ladies’ Club Champion, Yana Dommert, was sitting in 2nd place with 83. After 9-holes in the second round, Sue increased her lead to 3 shots and kept the peddle down through the back. In the meantime, Maria Sayers was having a nice bounce back after a first round 93 — she fired a second round 82 to make the race for second tight. Coming up the 18th fairway, Sue basically had the tournament locked up, but to cap off the victory, she buried a 20-footer down the hill for birdie to secure a 10-shot victory and her first Ladies’ Club Championship. Maria and Yana finished tied for 2nd with the scorecard playoff going to Maria since she had the lowest second round score.

Men’s Club Championship Recap

The 2021 Men’s Club Championship was played on September 17-19. We started with 10 men in the Championship Flight (3 rounds) and 16 men in the Net Flight (2 rounds). On the net side, TJ Johnson came out hot with a net 65 — for the record, this was TJ’s first round before 11:00am in over two years. Brian Werner was sitting in 2nd place after the first day with a net 71. Day 2 wasn’t as enjoyable for TJ as he was brought back down to reality with a net 82. On the flip side, Brian didn’t waver and backed up his good first round with a great second round of net 69 to capture the net title. Steve ‘Steady’ Wade finished second with net rounds of 73-71. Scott Weisberg and David Cottrell finished T-3 with the scorecard playoff going to Scott as he shot net 72 in the second round.

On the gross side, the men were facing a tough test that greatly separated the field over three rounds.  Rawley Vines came out strong with a 77 in the first round to take the lead by one over Bart Wilson and two over the 2016 Men’s Club Champion, Ron Trevino. The 3-time Men’s Club Champion, Phillip ‘Flipper’ Earnest, opened with a front-nine 48 and closed with a back-nine 36 leaving him 7 shots out of the lead.  Day 2 was moving day and Bart moved his way to the top of the leaderboard with a nice round of 75 giving him an 8-shot lead over Rawley and a 9-shot lead over Phillip and Ron. With a steep hill to climb for the rest of the field, Bart sprinted out of the gates with a 34 on the front-nine to increase his lead to a blistering 14-shots. By the time the final group landed on #18 tee box, Bart had increased his lead to 16-shots. He made a simple par to capture his first Men’s Club Championship. Phillip finished in 2nd and Rawley finished in 3rd.

Corey Roberson is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at croberson@cordilleraranch.com or 830.336.4653.

Bart Wilson and Brian Werner
Rawley Vines, Bart Wilson and Phillip Earnest

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