The professor gave a lesson that won’t soon be forgotten. George Stelmach stood on the 15th tee only three over par. He felt good about his round. Only twice had he played so well at Gainey Ranch. He shot 75 on June 2nd of this year, but on an easier course combination than the one he was playing. On October 17, 2012 George shot his best round in years when he turned in a 74. If he could play the last four holes in even par, he would match his best round in years. As it happened, he couldn’t do that. He played the remaining four holes, including the toughest hole at Gainey, #7 Lakes, in two under par. George finished with a one over par 73. The net 58 tied Dennis Kildare, Raoul Encinas and Lawrence Rosen for the lowest documented net score in over two years at Gainey Ranch. The odds of scoring 73 on Arroyo/Lakes with a 15 handicap? 11,400-to-one!
While George was lighting it up, there was a golf match going on. It won’t come as a great surprise to learn that the winning team was that of Kris Rosser and George Stelmach. Kris shot a fine 76 to help George to victory lane. Howard Jones and Matt Bintzler finished second three strokes back. Stelmach earned enough Inferno Cup points to move him into fourth place in the standings while Jones’ second place finish helped him climb past Scott Hull into first place. Rosser took over fifth place.
- George Stelmach – 58
- Howard Jones – 67
- Bailey Ogrin and Bryan Noonan – 68
- Bryan Noonan – 71
- George Stelmach – 73
- Bailey Ogrin