One might assume that winning multiple championships might get old.
But that’s not the case for Linda Cross who was crowned the 2014 Ladies Golf Club Champion for the 11th time on July 26, at the Oak Tree Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs.
“It’s always good,” said Cross, who won her first Ladies Golf Club title back in 1995. “You just keep coming out and trying to get better.”
Cross, shot a combined gross total score of 256, beating second-place finisher Lanae Brandolino by an impressive 16 strokes.
It was a well-deserved win for Cross, who finished just one stroke behind Club Champion Jerri Martin back just a year ago.
The day started out all but easy for Cross, as she tried to remain consistent in the final round.
She struggled early on, playing from the bunker on three separate occasions, before finishing strong after a birdie on the final hole on the front nine.
Cross maintained her momentum on the back nine, with a birdie and six pars, before capping the tournament with a disappointing double bogey on 18.
“It was scary out there for a while, but it turned out good,” she said.
The demanding three-day tournament consisted of two flights with a low gross and low net winner in each.
For the 1st flight, Lanae Brandolino took low gross with 271, while Bridgett McGowan won low net with a 213.
In the 2nd flight the low Gross winner was Lee Kapka with a 298 and low net went to Lani Sebastian with a 218.
This year’s championship was a punctuation mark on an already incredible golf season for Cross, who set a new course record on June 13, finishing with a three over par, 76.
“It’s been a good summer so far,” Cross said. “I’m having a lot of fun, and when that stops, I’ll quit playing.”