The Saturday Green group had one particular golfer that was substantially larger than all the others. If not in stature, he still stood head and shoulders above the field. Bailey Ogrin had a rocky start bogeying the #2 Arroyo hole. When he stood on the fifth tee box, he was still one over par. And then the elephant charged. He proceeded to birdie five of the next seven holes and closed out his round with an eagle on the final hole. Bailey scorched the course with a gross 67.
The Inferno Cup match format was an individual best ball where the back nine counted double. In that Bailey shot 33 on the front and completely fell apart on the back ballooning to a 34, he barely hung on to edge out his closest competitor by only seven strokes. Obviously, it was Bailey Ogrin Day at Gainey Ranch. Super performance!
There was a three way tie for second place between Marty Howe, Jon Gruenhagen and James Wexler. The scorecard playoff went Jonny G’s way and he took home more than 200 Cup points. Wexler edged Howe for third. Wexler moved up another spot into ninth place. Ogrin’s now knocking on the door for the number one spot.
- Bailey Ogrin – 67
- Mike Miller – 80
- Rick Hurula and Bill Petsas – 82
- Bailey Ogrin – 65
- Marty Howe and James Wexler – 69
Speaking of outstanding performances. . . Congratulations to our own Dave Yarns. He carded with a 67 Saturday to finish fourth in the Arizona Open golf tournament put on by the PGA Southwest Section. The event took place over three days at Troon Country Club. I’ve had the pleasure of golfing with Dave in the past and when I see his swing, I can only wonder why he hasn’t been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry. It’s a swing designed in heaven (where Dave finished in a second place tie).