By Rick Colvin
Ron Monaco sank five putts of 20 feet or more on his way to scoring 37 points and win his foursome in the April 29 Individual Stableford competition on the Deer Creek course.
Putting was also the key to Gef Fleming’s 36 points for a win over his foursome. Fleming sank a 35-foot putt on the par 4 1st hole for a par; he dropped a 15-footer on the par 3 2nd hole for another par; he rolled in a 20-footer from just off the green on the par 5 3rd hole; and another 20-footer secured a par on the par 4 4th hole.
Going into the 18th hole, the four players in Jay Carey’s foursome were all within one point but Carey sank a 40-foot putt for a par and a total of 33 points for the narrow win.
Warren Lewis got off to a hot start, birdieing his first two holes, the 10th and the 1st, and went on to rack up 36 points to win his foursome.
A highlight of Tom Collins’ winning 36-point round was a tee shot on the par 3 17th hole to 6 inches.
In the 1st flight, the scores ranged from Tom Seipel’s 27 points to Paul Hubert’s 39 points. In addition to Monaco, Fleming, Lewis, and Collins, the other winners in the flight were Tim McDermott, who shot a 76, Mike Munro, Steve Heacox, Steve O’Loughlin, and Jim Golz.
In the 2nd flight, Randy Gladden won his foursome with 37 points and Steve Voss and Mike Towson both scored 32 points to win the at the low end of the range. Falling in between were Jeffrey “Hawk” Baker, Steve Thomas, Tom Kunce, and Steve Skipper, in addition to Carey.
Matt Amman, Dave Angell, Andy Eastwood, and Steve Skipper all won skins.
New LMGA member Rob Edwards played with the group for the first time.