Golf & Tennis Classic a Swinging Success

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Clad in black-and-white aprons, outfits and uniforms, NorthBay Guild’s scores of volunteers fanned out across the Green Valley Country Club July 12 to extend a formal welcome to all players in their 27th annual Golf & Tennis Classic.

Pat Dennis, president of the NorthBay Guild, said funds raised by the Guild will benefit several NorthBay Healthcare programs, including the Adult Day Center, the hospital pharmacy, Nurse Camp for local teens, and the nursing simulation laboratory, used for ongoing training of healthcare staff.

“It was a beautiful day, and a lot of fun for a great cause,” said Jane Schilling, NorthBay’s director of Volunteer Services, who estimated that the Guild raised more than $65,000 with the event.

Longtime Guild volunteer Barbara Lum again coordinated the golf tournament and 24-seed tennis tournament. Local dentist Lee Freeman and NorthBay Foundation board member Chris Sweeney led their four-man team to win the men’s division of the golf tournament. They brought partners Bruce Bishop and John Webber with them to the winners’ circle with a 12-under-par score of 60.

They were chased by runners-up Geoff Harrison, Kevin Finn, Scott Russell and Shawn Moberg, who fired an 11-under-par score of 61. One stroke behind in third place were Scott Reynolds, Scott Greenwood-Meinert, Jerry Sullivan and Jose McNeill.

In the mixed division, Dr. David Gilliam teamed up with Foundation board member Candy Pierce and Steve Tolkan and Ryan Gillette to earn a three-stroke victory.

In second place was the team of Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine, NorthBay Vice President of Public Affairs Steve Huddleston, Cindy Thompson and Ryan Chalk. Third-place went to the team of Art and Diana Bergesen, Diane Thompson and Mike Burlison.

Long-drive winners were Tiffany Hite and Chris Bankerd, while Chris Taylor won the putting contest and Geoff Harrison was the best in chipping. Closest to the hole winners included Ty Quilling, Matt Jobe and Steve Huddleston.

In the Guild Tennis Classic competition, David Graham and Sandy Lim prevailed in the A Flight by topping the field. And in the B Flight, Dion Reginado and Josie Rossman were the victors.

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