Over 60 players braved the summer weather at Deer Creek this week to play a Red/White/Yellow format where four-man teams were required to take 3 net-balls on greens with a red (front) flag, 2 net-balls on white (middle) flag holes, and 1 net-ball on yellow (back) flag holes. There were 2 flights with 8 teams per Flight.
Flight 1 ended in a 3-way tie at -18 for first place. The scorecard playoff winner was the team of Rick Saunders, Gary Poleynard, Scott Happ, and Kerry Fosse. Left to wonder about all those putts that they just missed was the 2nd place team of Jeff Dorward, Roger Belanger, Jim Golz, and Rick Cunningham, and the 3rd place team of Doug Duncan, Ed O’Donnell, Hal Schmidt, and Frank Palermo (brother of John Palermo). Sorry guys, close but no cigar!
Flight 2 was totally different with the team of Greg Snyder, John Higgins, Peter Altman, and Bob Kaplan taking first place by 6 strokes with a score of -22. While there was little drama about 1st place, Flight 2 produced the DFL “winning” team of Richard Colvin, Kevin Olson, Rick Cricenti, and Dick Higgins who shot a -6, edging out two Flight 1 teams who were at -8. Rumor has it that there was a 3-putt competition amongst the DFL team members. And it should be mentioned that there was not 1 but 2 players in the DFL foursome who were repeats from last week so a “special”’ congrats are in order for Kevin and Rick (whose last names we won’t mention again).
In the Skins competition, there were 8 Skins awarded, all for net-Eagles. Winning 2 Skins apiece were Peter Altman and Scott Lauback. And with 1 Skin each was Bill Brunton, Rick Cunningham, Dan Malachuk, and Frank Palermo. A big SHOUT OUT goes to Scott on his 2 Skins win and to Peter for both his 2 Skins win and for being part of the Flight 2 winning team. Way to go guys.
We also have a great big SHOUT OUT to Paul Warhola who shot a 77 to include a 37 on the back nine. He had 5 gross birdies which would have netted him 2 net birdies had he joined the Skins Pool. But alas he didn't (sorry, Paul). But nonetheless, was a great round for Paul which included some great putting. And we want to extend a great big WELCOME to Justin Hurd who played in his first LMGA event. Great to have you join us, Justin. Pace of play was good today with all teams back into the scoreboard around 4 hours.
So, congratulations to all our winners. LMGA play for the next 2 weeks will be the 3-day BA Cup round robin tournament where each team will play the other 3 teams one time. Day 1 is next Thursday (Oct 10th) where the format will be 4-ball (2-man team best ball). Day 2 will be the following Wednesday (Oct 16) at Oakridge where the format will be Modified Alternate Shot. And the final matches will be that Thursday (Oct 17) at Deer Creek where the format will be Singles Match Play. All matches will have a 9am shotgun start.
Remember that all BA Cup points are cumulative over the season and throughout the round robin tournament so all teams will have a shot at the BA Championship through the final matches. And if that’s not enough to get you to the course, don’t forget that there will be food along with our usual beverages for all 3 round robin days. So, sign up soonest so you don’t miss out on all the action. As a reminder, you can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days as you don’t need to sign up for all 3 dates to play.