Regime Change in the Inferno Cup

BaileyBailey Ogrin was sitting in first place in the Inferno Cup Standings on July 25th. Howard Jones took over the top spot in the next round and held on to it for six weeks. As of this Friday evening, Bailey Ogrin is once again on top of the heap. He fired another gross 67 to take first place in the day game along with his partners, Jim Funk and Tom Hansen. They edged Kris Rosser, Scott Hull and Pat Collins by a single stroke. Bailey’s torrid 67 included seven birdies and two bogeys. He rounded the turn with a 32 on the Arroyo course and finished with a 35 on the Lakes side. Other notable rounds on the day included a two under par 70 by Kris Rosser and a net 66 for Ken Vlah.

Low Gross

  1. Bailey Ogrin – 67
  2. Kris Rosser – 70
  3. Tom Swan – 77

Low Net

  1. Bailey Ogrin – 65
  2. Kris Rosser and Ken Vlah – 66

Toughest hole on the day? The par four #1 Arroyo – average of 5.3 strokes per player. Easiest hole on the day? #18 (#9 Lakes) – averaged under par (4.95 strokes per player). It gave up 14 birdies and an eagle.

There are a total of nine Inferno Cup events left in the season. There are still two dozen players that have a realistic chance of finishing in the money. A handful of those players have yet to reach the fourteen round quota; those players get full credit for any points earned in their matches until they exceed their quota. Pat Sheehan, Tom Swan, Gary Graham, Skyler Irvine and Rick Hurula all stand to gain handsomely with each successive match until they hit fourteen total. More than a dozen players are clumped together in the thick of the fight where every point will count. Only about 500 points currently separate sixth place from sixteenth place. One win can earn a golfer over 300 points. The more of the remaining nine matches you play, the better your chances of clawing your way into the money. It’s almost a certainty that it will come down to the last match.

Understanding your “threshold”: Remember that only your top fourteen point totals count toward the championship. That could mean you win an event and pick up 300 points, but with only 200 points counting toward your total. In way of example, assume you’ve played twenty matches, but the fourteenth highest point win was 100 points. When you win 300, it knocks the fourteenth highest point total into fifteenth position and off your list. You pick up 300, lose 100 and net 200. For those wishing to see their point threshold as of September 5th, click here and scroll down to find your detailed record.

Author: h. Alton Jones


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