Sacramento’s Week in Golf – October 16, 2019

This weekly feature is all about you – your stories, your special accomplishments, your tournament results, and your golf news! This week we feature articles about golf and mental health, where the USGA’s 2023 senior amateur championship will be set, and more!

If you have a story you would like to submit, please send it to Jennifer Morton at All contributions need to be received by Monday to be considered for publication by Wednesday.

Recent News
Recent News

5 mental health benefits you get from golf

“In light of Thursday’s celebration of World Mental Health Day—and October being World Mental Health Month—we looked into some of the science that supports what we golfers can already feel: Golf is good for your mental health…”

Paradise boy with congenital heart defects gets custom-made shoes

” For most 13 year-olds, a trip to the shoe store is exciting, but for Zach Carpenter of Paradise, it’s often disappointing…”

USGA’s 2023 senior amateur championship set near Lake Tahoe

“The U.S. Golf Association has announced a mountain course near Lake Tahoe will host the 69th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in August 2023…”

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“After recording four rounds of 72 or better, Sacramento State’s Nishtha Madan was named the Big Sky Conference Co-Women’s Golfer of the Week. The honor is the second for Madan this season and the third of her career…”


Course, City, State Date
Paradise Valley GC Fairfield CA 10/11/19

Score Name City, State $ paid

Division I
68 Ben Geyer Arbuckle, CA $1,770
70 Kyle Souza Santa Rosa, CA 741
71 Don Leafstrand* New Smyrna Beach, FL 476
*Winner of Scorecard Playoff

Division II
71 JW Means III Reno, NV $1,800
74 Dave Davison American Canyon, CA 776
74 Paul Toussaint Sacramento, CA 500

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High School Golf

“The Falcons soared into the CAL#2 tournament on Monday and took-off with 2nd place.  CB’s 427 was very good but not enough to overtake first place, Vista Del Lago.  CB fired fine score with players shooting:

Krause ’20    82

Oliviera ’22   83

Horan ’21     83

Paterson ’20 88

Briggs ’23     91

Singer’ 20     98

CB now travels to The Ridge in Auburn, CA on Monday the 21st to play for the sections.  Thirteen teams and thirty individuals will vie for advancement on one of the toughest courses in Northern California.  The Division III sections are also one of the hardest tournaments with only two teams moving on along the top six individuals.  To be sure this is a tall order but these Falcons are tough and ready for the challenge.  This match will require, patience, smart play and confident putting on very fast greens.  We are accepting of the challenge and you never know what can happen.

2019 has proven to be a year of growth and accomplishment, but we are not done yet. 

Fly Falcons, Fly!” – Steve Barsanti

Capital Christian Girls Golf Team Honors Former Classmate

The Capital Christian girls golf team is honoring their former classmate, Madison Wright, who lost her battle last month with pancreatic cancer by embroidering #MadisonStrong on their shirts and golf towels as they go into their future tournaments.

Additionally, the team is sporting pink hats in honor of October breast-cancer awareness month.

Good luck girls!

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Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Titleist Fitting Thursday– 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Driving Range – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA

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