It was crowded at the top Friday, August 3rd. No fewer than four golfers, Howard Jones, Scott Thompson, Dave Kopp and Cris Caruso, turned in a gross 76 for the day. Gary Anzalone was one shot back at 77. Low net honors went to Howard Jones, that’s right, me! And there couldn’t have been a more deserving victor and nice guy. I need to pat myself on the back. After all, there wasn’t a single birdie on the card which means I won no gross skins and no net skins. My team lost second place in a scorecard play-off. The upshot of all this is I won low gross and low net and didn’t go home with a penny in winnings. I guess I should be grateful that Jim Gabriel wasn’t playing in my group; the last time he did, I marked my ball with a quarter and when I went to replace the ball, the quarter had been replaced with a dime and a nickel. Gabriel was the only one nearby.
- Howard Jones, Dave Kopp, Scott Thompson and Cris Caruso – 76
- Howard Jones – 67
- Gary Anzalone – 68
- Dave Kopp and Jim Stamatis – 70
Five net skins paid $40 each to Cris Caruso, Jim Stamatis, Mike Forde and two to Skyler Irvine. Gross skins were split between Dave Kopp, Cris Caruso and Mike Wentrup.
The wind was blowing from green to tee on #8 Lakes with the tee nearly 190 yards from a back pin. It made that hole the meanest on the course with an average 1.14 strokes over par. Despite the logjam at the top, the course stilled played at an average of over 82.