This was the second match of the 2020 Bouchillon-Ambrose season as our February match was cancelled due to continuing weather problems. The game this week was 4-ball match play where each team selected its best net-ball. Our DFL team Oakridge played against Marshwood while Deer Creek played against our first-place team Plantation.
Despite Marshwood’s 1.75 points from their Overflow golfers, the Oakridge – Marshwood match was a blow-out with Oakridge winning handily 5.25 to 3.75. The Deer Creek – Plantation match was much more suspenseful. Aided by their 2.0 to 1.0 contribution in Overflow points, Deer Creek managed to tie Plantation at 6 to 6. This was the second tie in two rounds of B-A play; talk about a level playing field! And it goes to show the increasing importance of overflow players and their contributions to their teams.
Given that this was a B-A match, there was no Skins competition. And while there was no lunch served due to Corona Virus restrictions, the usual beverages were available. All appeared to have a great time while practicing their best social distancing behavior. A special SHOUT OUT goes to the Deer Creek staff and the LMGA folks who made this event a huge success while ensuring everyone stayed safe and followed all the Corona Virus guidelines. Thank you President Frank Schepis for overall organization; Tom Seipel and Larry Brown for handling our beverages; and John Bellucci, Steve Skipper, and Mike Munro for continuing to keep us organized despite many last-minute changes.
So, the 2020 B-A season continues with Plantation keeping its lead with 1.5 points, Marshwood now in DFL with 0.5 points, and Deer Creek and Oakridge tied for 2nd place with 1.0 point. But that could all change on April 16th when the lead and DFL teams play each other and the two teams tied for 2nd place play each other. The game will be 2-man teams playing modified alternate-shot match play where both players hit drives, the team selects one drive, and plays alternate shot into the hole. Sign up now so that you don’t get left out.
And while you are at it, sign up now for next week’s Thirsty Thursday match at Plantation where the game will be “Red/White/Yellow” best-ball where 4 man teams must select 1 net-ball on yellow (back) pins, 2 on white (middle) pins, and 3 on red (front) pins. Given the new normal, social distancing will be the word and the practice of the day, both on the first 18 holes and at the 19th hole.