Birdies Galore – Men’s Day – December 5th

StamatisRosenWienerWentrupThompsonGolfers averaged one birdie per round Wednesday. Despite the abundance of birdies, good scores were few and far between. The average round on the Arroyo/Lakes course was nearly 87. Apparently, snow squalls and some icy winds caused a few people to miss putts. Tough to hold the line when putting on ice.

The first place team in the Men’s Day event was Mike Wentrup, Sandy Wiener, Don Coolidge and Jim Gabriel. Wentrup rode his 15 handicap to a gross 79 while Sandy Wiener took his 12 handicap to a gross 77. Sandy fired his first even sub-par nine hole score, a 35 on the tough Arroyo course. He bookended a bogey on #4 with birdies on #1 and #8. Wentrup’s back side had three bogies offset by two birdies for a fine 37.

The second place spot went to Tom Knuff, Jeff Roski, Jim Schembri and some blind guy named “Draw”. Dave Inman, Bruce Partridge, Jim Stamatis and Ken Vlah took third edging out the team of Gene Kloeckner, Jerry Whalen, Russ Maring and Steve Danovic in a scorecard playoff.

Low Gross

  1. John Herold – 74
  2. Rick Taylor – 75

Low Net

  1. Mike Wentrup – 64
  2. Jim Stamatis – 65
  3. Laurence Rosen and Sandy Wiener – 66

In the big game within the game, the Kildare Group, Wentrup, Wiener, Coolidge and Gabriel ran away from the field. Stamatis, Inman, Partridge and Vlah put a lock on second place while Pat Collins, Howard Garr, Dennis Kildare and Pat Collins stole third place. Jim Stamatis, Scott Thompson and Sandy Wiener tied for low gross while Mike Wentrup’s 64 was the day’s best.

Low Gross

  1. Sandy Wiener, Scott Thompson and Jim Stamatis – 77

Low Net

  1. Mike Wentrup – 64
  2. Jim Stamatis – 65
  3. Laurence Rosen and Sandy Wiener – 66

View complete results.

The #7 Lakes hole returned to its customary “toughest hole” status on the day averaging 5.33 strokes per golfer. It was tied by #4 Arroyo. With a plethora of birdies on the day, it’s notable that neither #7 Lakes nor #4 Arroyo gave up a single one.

Author: h. Alton Jones

writer/scientist/adventurer

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