By Rick Colvin
Cool and windy conditions and the challenging Red-White-Yellow format produced wildly disparate results on the Oakridge course, with 20 strokes separating the first-place team from the last place team in the 1st flight and nine strokes between first place and last place in the 2nd flight.
The team of Kevin Brindle, Michael McCracken, Ron Thomas, and Don Snyder came in at minus-15, three strokes ahead of second-place finishers Richard Dolan, Tom Kunce, Steve Thomas, and Mike Towson and four up on Bruce Decker, Kerry Fosse, Keith Halgerson, and Mike Staman. The last place team in the 1st place was 5 over par.
The results in the 2nd flight were tighter. The team of David Foley, Tim Elliot, Peter Hering and Kevin Olson was 9 under par and won in a card-off by beating the 2nd-place team of Alan Kane, Joel Klein, Dave Martin, and Bob Schmidt on the back nine. The team of Dave Brown, Rick Colvin, Robert Linnett, and Paul Warhola came in third at 8-under.
In the Red-White-Yellow format, a team must record three players’ net scores when the pin is in the front (red), two players’ net scores when the pin is in the middle (white) and one player’s net score when it is in the back.
Bill Wolod shot a 76 … Rob Linnett was the stalwart of his team, sinking a 35-foot putt from off the left side of the green for a net eagle on the par 4 first hole and recording six other birdies … Brian Ray put his second shot from 190-yards to 4-feet from the hole on No. 2 … Mike Allen, who is gaining a reputation as a human highlight reel on his own, scored a net eagle on hole No. 8 by hitting his second shot 30 yards over the green and then sinking his chip for a par.