Thanks to all players and guests for an enjoyable opener to the 2014 season. There were 28 of us in all including 9 women, an all time high. The list also included 7 guests, also high for this club, many of whom expressed an interest in joining our club. This was a two person, best ball tournament, split into two flights.
|LOOK, that guy just drove the 13th green!!!|
In the A flight, the team of Eric Edgar and guest, Ken Sawitzky, bested Jim Coombs and Keith Felte for first place using a back-nine tie-breaker after both teams, playing in the same foursome, came in at 13 under, 58. In one of the highlights, Eric Edgar drove the 13th green, making him only the second to do so in one of our tournaments, to my knowledge! Only two strokes back, the team of Haruo Makimoto and his guest, Lance Clark, came in third on the strength of Haruo’s fine 79, net 65, low net among the men. Keith Felte, Eric Edgar and Greg Fletcher each shot 76, tying for the low gross score.
In the B flight, a back-nine tie-breaker was also necessary with the team of Jean Chong and Pat Mar defeating Glen Kinion and Mike McKenna, both teams scoring 10 under 61’s. Coming in 3rd place, was the team of Barbara Conerly and Marie Hart, with Barbara’s net 64 low among all players. Well done all of you.
Dick Carlsen was closest to the pin at both #8 and #17 for the men and Barbara Conerly and Shirley Johnson were closest of the women.
13 players participated in the optional skins game with 5 of those scoring 6 skins as follows: Bryan Springer, net 2 on #2; Haruo Makimoto, net 1’s on #5 and #12; guest, James Kimker, net 2 on#7; Mike McKenna, net 4 on #11; and Eric Edgar, net 2 on #16.
The weather and course conditions were very nice and it seems that a good time was had by all. Thanks to all players and guests for coming out.
Our next Midweek tournament will be held on March 19th, first tee at 8:57 AM for individual medal play. See you there I hope.