By Davis Lee
LIVERMORE, Calif. - What's it like to be a part of the Dragons Golf Club? It's pretty fancy, but we'll get more into that later. For this past tournament, we had a full squad of Dragons and a few guests that teed it up at The Course at Wente Vineyards.
Yes, this Greg Norman layout high above Livermore has majestic views and vineyards on every hole. Yes, the Dragons experience is top notch, you just sign up online and show up to play the best public and private courses in the area. Yes, our year-end banquet is better than any other NCGA club – by the way, your invitation to the 2021 Dragons Holiday Party & Awards Banquet at The Olympic Club, Sunday, November 14, hosted by Auntie Angie and Uncle C-Wong and complete with raffle prizes that make you hate the winners, is on the way!).
No, we did not bring Wente Vineyard to its knees. The vineyards are both beautiful and terrifying because they bring OB into play most of the holes. Yes, we all had great post-round drinks and food on a gorgeous October day.
All scores in the A Flight were over par, but Tom Corbat hung in there the best to take down the top position with a net 75. Congrats on outplaying the A Flight! Mike Lum had low gross of 78 and 2nd net with a 76. Mike is playing well heading into the final tournament at Green Hills, nabbing low gross and 2nd place net in back-to-back tournaments. Davis Lee placed 3rd with net 77 in a cardoff with Brittany Judoprasetijo.
B Flight scores were not much better, with the exception of Anne Huang, who captured 1st place with a 71 net. She was able to manage her way around the tough course and make some putts, well played! Michael Wu and Ken Leung both shot net 76, with Michael taking 2nd place via cardoff, and Ken 3rd place.
Anne's 1st place finish, along with Brittany's 4th place, sets up the most interesting storyline in the history of the Dragon Cup. Heading into the final tournament, they are tied atop the season long leaderboard with 500 points a piece. Karen "Mother of Dragons" Fong is right behind them at 460 points.
The club has never had a female win the Dragon Cup, and these top 3 are in the driver's seat. But, the last event of the year means each place is worth 50% more points, so really any of the Top 10 could place first and vault to the top, but they would need the ladies to all have a really bad day. The finale at Green Hills will have plenty of drama, as the top 4 on the leaderboard are traditionally paired together in the final group. Rumor has it that betting will take place on DraftKings :)