SINGLES MATCHES BROUGHT OUT BEST OF THE BEST
The “singles match play” elevated the caliber of play for many of our “hunters”. Here is a close-up of the singles matches.
PETER-MILES – This is probably one of the exciting matches as Peter and Miles traded “birdies”. Peter got his on #4 and #9 while Miles got his on #5 and #11. They each got 3 points on the 1st 9 with 3 halves. However, Peter started off with a double bogey on #10 and could not keep Miles in check who played exquisitely going even par until he got to #17 and #18 – holes won by Peter. Miles propelled the Roosters to a 10.5 – 7.5 advantage.
CHANG-HIDE – Chang complained of a bad back before the game and never once took out his driver. This was bad news for Hide. After 9 holes, Chang led Hide 4-1 with 4 ties. After losing the 1st 2 holes, Hide knocked in a birdie on a great approach to less than 5 feet on the par 5 #3 hole. However, that was the lone highlight of a miserable game. Chang’s bad back gave him a 37 on the front 9 and a 39 on the back 9 with a lone birdie on $6 hole. Chang’s domination of Hide gave the TURKEYS a 13 – 5 advantage wiping out Miles effort. TURKEYS over ROOSTERS by 5 points.
ED – HAN – Han took an early lead in this match winning 4 vs. 2 holes and 3 ties. When Ed birdied #10, comeback was a real possibility but a double bogey on #11 and a bogey on the easy par 3 #12 (which Han birdied) set him back 1-2. Han played steady golf to win 11.5 – 6.5. ROOSTERS pull EVEN with the TURKEYS.
ART – ERNIE – Affable Art had one of his so-so game shooting 50 in the front 9. Ernie dominated with a 7 – 2 advantage with a birdie on #8. Both had snowmen on #9. In the back 9, Art surrendered a 3 – 6 margin. With 13 – 5, Ernie regained the points given up by Hide. In effect, their foursome gave their respective teams a tie. ROOSTERS surge ahead by 8 points.
HARRY – SUNNY – Both players battled to a tie. Their scores bear witness to such an even match – 86/86. Sunny pulled even with a win on #17 and #18. ROOSTERS still ahead by 8 points.
VINCENT – JOE – Most wondered if last minute PULL-OUT by Bill could have made a difference. Joe took Bill’s match against Vincent and while he had to give Vincent 10 stroke advantage, Joe’s 39 against Vincent’s 47 tells a story. Joe got 5.5 points against 3.5 by Vincent. The margin at the back was smaller – 4.5 Joe; 3.5 Vincent. This was good for a 10/8 advantage giving the Rooster an early 10 point advantage.
NEXT WEEK AT RIVERWAY AT 8:00 am – TWO-BALL Best-Ball
We welcome our friend, Ronny, who joined us this morning. Fer Pineda was a “no-show”. Perhaps his Al-Queda connection gave him a problem at the border. Hehehehe!
ERRORS, ERRORS, ERRORS
Score cards were provided for the tournament so that we can verify accuracy of scores. Ed was marked for a 52 in the back 9 when in fact he had a 46. His total for the day is 92 instead of 98.
SUNNY violated a rule – using the official score card to record a “net vs. par” (1-0) instead of recording gross score.
When recording the scores on our handicap system, it picks up wrong tabulations!
LATEST HANDICAP INDICES
You will note from the match up the applicable course handicap for RIVERWAY for each player.
You can check the latest index on a file just uploaded (APR 23 2009) in the files section.
WEEKLY NET WINNERS
Ernie and Chang, on the strength of their solid game today shared top prize. Consolation prize went to Sunny and Harry.
Those who wish to play next week but do not register for the Match Play Tournament ($20 fee) can play and be eligible for the weekly ($5) prize. They may also qualify as “alternates” but will not be eligible for CASH PRIZES for the tournament.