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The Coveted "Clay" Awards

ABAS 26th Annual Golf Invitational

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 8:00 AM Shotgun Start - 4:30 PM









           On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) held its 26thAnnual Golf Invitational at Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln, California. The support of our sponsors and players made it another success for the community and law students.  Everyone enjoyed the day and finished in record time with the scramble shotgun format. 

            Since its first annual tournament in 1989, many prominent community leaders and local dignitaries have teed it up for the charity event, including California State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and this year was no different, with School Board Member Darrel Woo, former City Councilman Rob Fong, and judges Shellyanne Chang and Troy Nunley.

             It was a gorgeous, sunny day for golf and the scores reflected the excellent weather and course conditions at Turkey Creek.  There were 17 teams competing in three different flights.  Prizes were given to three places in the three flights.  Rob Fong’s team regained top honors this year and bragging rights to have their foursome inscribed on the perpetual trophy, with a score of 56 in the Championship Flight; 2d & 3d place teams were just one stoke behind.  Rob Fong was ably assisted by Eric Dair, Mickey Kwong and son Christian Fong.  Top honors went to Stuart Woo, Yoon Woo Nam, Lisa Ventura and Kellan Mayberry in the B flight, with a score of 60, while the Paik/EWGA team of Jeri Paik, Deb McSherry, Sheila Cardno and Pam Katros also took first place in the Mixed Team division with a score of 60, edging out Prof. Clay Tanaka’s team, which included Hon. Troy Nunely, Jinnifer Pitcher and Craig Compton, by just one stroke.  Individual winners for closest to the pin were Pam Katros, Frank Meyer and Kathryn Doi.  We had new long drive champs with Rob Fong and Jessica Yee. 

             This year’s major sponsors include Councilmember Darrell Fong, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP, Hanna Brophy Maclean McAleer & Jensen, LLP, Lincoln Law School, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP, Law Offices of Jerilyn Paik, McGeorge School of Law, RKF Consulting and UC Davis School of Law.  The Foundation also thanks its many hole sponsors, refreshment cart sponsor and donors.

             The golf tournament committee, comprising of Chair Jerilyn Paik, co-Chair Michael Iwahiro, Eric Dair, Prof. Clay Tanaka, Lisa Ventura and Sean Wong, is happy to report that this year’s tournament was able to raise more than $10,000 for the ABAS Law Foundation.  Mark your calendar for next year's tournament to be set in September.  Anyone interested in sponsoring next year's event should contact Mike Iwahiro or Jeri Paik at or visit the website at

By Jeri Paik

The 2014 Tournament Champions


Championship Flight

(Eric Dair, Christian Fong, Rob Fong, Mickey Kwong)


B Flight

(Stuart Woo, Yoon-Woo Nam, Lisa Ventura, Kellan Mayberry)



Mixed Team Division

(Deb McSherry, Jeri Paik, Pam Katros, Sheila Cardno)