Jim Mantle may have been short-changed Monday when he shot the low net and still came up empty, but he corrected the injustice Wednesday by winning it all. He and his playing partner, Dale Folstad, deposited a 69 to take home first place and $200. Scott Thompson and Bruce Partridge shared second place honors with Steve King and his anonymous friend, Blind Draw, each carding a 71. Fourth and fifth places went to Phil Graham and Blind Draw (I wonder if it’s the same guy that played with King or a different guy that just looks the same) and the team of Joel Temple and Jim Woods.
Low Gross was shared between Bryan Noonan and Mike Miller at 73. Dale Folstad and Jay Yourk shot 61 and 64 for first and second respectively in the net division. Gross skins ($50 each) went to Gregg Hayutin (2 Arroyo), Don Roblee (6 Arroyo), Rick Taylor (1 Lakes), Dave Kopp (3 Lakes), Bryan Noonan ( 7 Lakes) and Jim Stamatis (8 Lakes). Net skins ($50 each) were won by Phil Graham (3 Arroyo), Don Roblee (6 Arroyo), Mike Matz (7 Arroyo), Bruce Partridge (2 Lakes), Ron Dobkin (6 Lakes) and Bryan Noonan (7 Lakes).
Within the Kildare Group, Jim Woods won low net with a 66. Mike Miller and Jim Stamatis were right on his heels at 67. Mike Miller grabbed low gross honors with his 73. Dave Kopp and Scott Thompson were five strokes back at 78. Team game winners were at 119 were Scott Thompson, Mike Miller, Bruce Partridge and Skyler Irvine. Jim Woods, Dennis Kildare, Dave Inman and Joel Temple finished at 122. Third place was taken by Howard Jones, Vinny Sollitto, Brian Laks and Tom Hansen with a 124.
The normal Kildare Group skins game was not played because the club handled skins on this date. Wouldn’t you know it? I would have won six skins. All six were cancelled at the club level, (but I know their names).