This was the 8th match of the 2019 Bouchillon-Ambrose season. The game this month was Individual Net Match Play.
Oakridge extended its lead over the other 3 teams with a crushing defeat of Marshwood by a score of 14 – 5 ½ which included ½ point from their 2 overflow players who shot 32 or better. A totally dominant round for Oakridge showing why they are leading the pack. In the other match, Deer Creek edged out Plantation with a score of 7 ½ to 6 ½ for their 2nd win in a row. Looks like Deer Creek may be picking up some momentum as we get closer to the BA Tournament. Given that this was a B-A match, there was no Skins competition. And pace-of-play was good despite the heat.
The 2019 B-A monthly play has completed 8 rounds of golf with Oakridge still maintaining a commanding lead with 7 points while the other 3 teams are tied for second place (and also tied for DFL) with 3 points each. It looks like the new Oakridge Captain Dave Resler has Oakridge back on the winning track and is continuing with Jeff DeHaven’s “black-hat” domination of the rest of the field.
As usual for a B-A match, food and beverages awaited everyone at the 19th hole. This week it was cold cuts and pulled-pork sandwiches served up with everyone’s favorite beverages. Thank you, Deer Creek staff, for another great 19th hole which included opening-up the shaded terrace for LMGA use. And thank you LMGA folks who make this happen week-in and week-out: President Bob Hainly and Steve Bunn for making the food arrangements; Tom Seipel and Larry Brown for handling our weekly beverages; and John Bellucci and Steve Skipper for continuing to keep us organized despite the many last-minute changes.
Next month on Sep 19th, the B-A competition moves to Oakridge. Deer Creek with its 2nd win in a row this month will be trying to take the momentum away from Oakridge while Plantation will take on Marshwood in the battle for 2nd (and DFL). The game will be 2-Man Match-Play teams using a Modified Alternate format where one player’s drive is selected, the player’s partner hits the second shot, and the players continue to alternate shots until the ball is holed out.
And as a reminder, Thirsty Thursday play next week is at Palmetto where we will have 4-man ABCD teams required to take one or more net balls on odd holes and exactly two net balls on even holes. Sign up now for both events to beat the rush!