Redwood Empire golf news

Open Gang winners: The team of Janet Luzzi, Marty Casillas, Karen Griffith and Brenda Lockhart won the men and women team division at the recent Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club's Open Gang Lunch tournament.

The foursome won with a total of 171. The format consisted on counting four new balls on the first hole, two on the second and three again on the third hole, with the pattern repeated through all 18.

Finishing in for second one stroke behind the winners with a 172 was the team of Ron and Cece Faddler, Jim East and Tyler Shiba. Taking third with a 176 were Walt and Christie Chalton, Gary Gutermuth and Sal Chinnici.

Capturing the title in the men-only division with a 167 were Jerry Pozun, Marcus Pretorius, Kurt Ober and Tyler Henner. Coming in tied for second with a 168 were the teams of: Brian Calvert, Kevin Stites, Philip Johnson and Kevin Carter; and Norn Dunlap, Cliff Williams, Jim Stretch and Dan Harkins.

Brainerd takes first in "2-5-2": Rosalinda Brainerd took first place in the April 10 day's play of "2-5-2" with a score of 31.5. Carol Kinser was a close second with 32 followed by Carolyn Podratz, 33, NanSea Russ, 33.5, and Tove Simonsen, 34. Wincel Nicholas was closest to the pin on no. 2, Brainerd on no. 9 and Carol Kinser on no. 16. Janet Barnwell carded the low gross of 84 and Brainerd played the low net of 70. The tournament was played at Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna.