After the July 3rd match, we have new leaders in the race for the cup. Dave Inman has moved into first place with 270 points while Dennis Kildare leap-frogged the leaders to move into a tie with Mike Wentrup for second place with 250 points.
Inman and Kildare rode a horse named Gabriel to get into the lead finishing on the first place team along with Steve King. Jimmy Gabriel carded a net 63 and ran away from the field. His closest competitor in the net division was Joel Temple, six strokes behind. Gabriel had net birdies on holes 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and a net eagle on 16 (#8 Lakes). That’s a net hole-in-one. Gabriel was pleased to buy net drinks for everyone in the Member’s Grill. (A “net” drink is free after the recipient pays for it.)
Joel Temple took low gross honors with a 77. Kurt Saulnier was one stroke back. Harold Hoeg finished two strokes behind. Gross score results.
Skins were worth $50 each and went to Harold Hoeg, Mike Wentrup, Scott Hull, Dave Inman, Jim Gabriel, Jim Woods and Nate Sanders. The skin earned by Sanders, a net two on #3 Lakes, was very noteworthy. His gross score was so high that the scorekeeper went through two pencils writing multi-digit numbers and “X”s, yet he went home with a profit. I’m averaging more than a gross birdie per round in my half dozen rounds since my return from surgery, yet I haven’t won a single skin. Sour grapes? Yes, and they’re fermenting.