With Friday’s rain on an already soaked course, it must have been quite an experience for the players. Despite the incredibly wet conditions the scores were quite good.
Taking first place with a gross score of 135 was the team of Stan Wade and Bob Sommers. The teams of Bob Piper and Terry Fair, and Tristin Durgin and Owen Lennon were tied for second with 138. Tom Burnham and John Reeves came in third with 141.
For net scoring Doug Taylor and Joe Taylor were first with 123, Dicky McKenney and Jordy Belknap, second with 128 on the basis of matching cards, and Kyle Feltis and Andrew Sullivan were third also with 128.
Anne Knott and Diana Sommers were the winners for the ladies, although I suspect they were the only ladies who ventured out on the swampy course.
I asked Stan Wade, who was one half of the winning team how it went.
‘It was awesome, astounding and miraculous,’ he said.
On the first day his partner, Bob Sommers, shot a four under par 66, which was great golf for the conditions. Stan was able to contribute a lower score on four holes, so they were able to match up well as a team.
Sommers used to be a member, won the club championship at least once and hasn’t forgotten how to play the course. After the great start on Saturday, they were able to coast in for the second day victory.
Closest to the pin on holes three or 12 was Tom Burnham with a shot 2 ft. 7 in., from the hole. Joe Taylor was closest on holes eight or 17 with his shot coming to rest only 1 ft. 6 in., from the pin.
Diana Sommers was closest to the pin on holes three or 12 and eight and 17 for the ladies. Scott Price had the longest drive. Club president, Rodney Waltz, gave general manager Paul Richmond and his team a big thank you and the proverbial “pat on he back” for having the course in the best possible condition for the tournament. Nick Waltz was commended for his superb scoring effort. Let’s hope that next year’s Member Guest Tournament is played on a dry course.
Each player plays her own ball, but a team score is achieved by using the lowest score of the three on the par fives, the two lowest scores on the par fours, and all three scores on the par threes.
First place honors went to the team of Jane Earl, Trudi Snediker and Michele Christensen. Second place honors went to the team of Traci Beier, Winky Vanderhoeven and Pat Skilling. Michele Christensen had a chip-in on hole No. 4. (Thanks to Trudi Snediker for her report.)
The three teams were Rich Eaton and Dick Marks, Bob Piper and Kent Booker and Jim Adderman and Herb Bartlett.
Actually Hal Sutton has been substituting for Herb for the past two weeks, and we hope Herb will be able to return soon. All alone in second place was the team of Jay Morris and Bill Babcock. Gary Stadtlander and Clyde Madan, and Pete Coffin and Vic Macomber tied for third.
Joe McDermott and Tony Papa remain in first place in the standings with 16 points. Rich Eaton and Dick Marks, and Jim Adderman and Herb Bartlett are in second place with only one point separating them from first.
Closest to the pin on hole 11 was John Hanna, and Joe McDermott’s drive was closest to the centerline on 16. Jay Morris and Bill Babcock had the fewest putts for the day.