After a 2-year absence, Moon Valley Country Club put out the welcome mat to the SWSGA. Director of Tournaments, Carly Franklin Stockton was there every step of the way making sure all our needs were met, thank you Carly!! Superintendent Ryan Troyer had the course in the best condition we had seen in years after his first year at the historic Phoenix club. In 2003 Annika Sorenstam made history in shooting the first 59 ever shot in an LPGA event.
Although Annika’s record was not threatened there were some great scores. Professional Ricky Haag led all scores with a 5 under par 67 to best Professional Marshall Gavre by 2. Brad Ingarfield, Larry Wood and Dave Rasley led the Amateurs with 2 under par 70s. In all, there were 10 scores under par. Haag earned $113 in the Gross cash pool where it took a score of 72 to make a check. The Net cash pool was won by Larry Wood where his 66 edged 3 others with their 67’s. Larry also earned $113 for his efforts. It took a net score of 69 to cash a check.
Special thanks to our drink sponsor Phil Kerr of CardinaleWay Mazda. When looking for a new Mazda or used vehicle, please give CardinaleWay Mazda a call as Phil has vowed to take care of the SWSGA family as his own.
Brad Ingarfield of Murphy’s Law Irish Pub was the sponsor of the closest-to-the-pin competition and each winner was presented with a half dozen Pro V1’s and a $60 gift certificate.
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub Closest-to-the-Pin
Our 4 closest to the pins were earned by Bill Persley on #2 (2’8”), Gerry Norquist on #5 (1’11”), Greg Harmon on #11 (6’9”) and Carl Juengst on #15 (4’7”). They each earned a $60 Murphy’s Law Irish Pub gift card and ½ dozen of Titleist Pro V1's. Congratulations to our sharpshooters.
Antigua Membership Drive Promotion
A big thank you to Ron McPherson and Tommy Scott of Antigua for the ridiculous deal they gave for our membership drive. The promo bags with the shirt & hat were delivered by the Antigua truck and waiting for the competitors as they signed in at registration. Thanks to you both, we will wear our logo-ed gear proudly.
Founders Championship Players of the year
Amateur Jeff Navarre's lead over Dave Rasley is down to 10 points after Monday’s play in the Founders Championship race. Professional Ben Sauls lead over Randy Wittig by 25 points in the Professional race. There is still 1 more event to earn points, so both races are far from over.
Note, the top 24 Professionals & top 72 Amateurs earn a spot into the Founders Championship in January. Currently, it takes 41 points for Amateurs and 49 for Professionals to make the Finals so there is still time to punch your ticket for this fun season ending event at Verde River GC where we play for the largest totals of the year. Point totals are found on the SWSGA.com website.
Moon Valley Country Club
There were just 2 teams to break 130 for the day in the One Gross, One Net team competition. Professional Ricky Haag, Amateurs Greg Killian, Mark Mathews and John Welsh tied with Professional Ross Farley, and Amateurs Frank Angeloro, Frank Ellenburg and Chris Saltzman earning $160 per player. They bested the other 25 teams in the full field event. It took a score of 132 to make the prize list.
There were 2 gross skins this event with each being worth $184. It took an eagle 2 on the 1st hole and an eagle 3 on the 4th. Ricky Haag and Randy Wittig did so respectively. There were 6 net skins each worth $61. Ted Miller cashed twice on #16 and 18. Ricky Haag on #1, David Kondzich #9, Rick Deloney #10 and Chris Saltzman #14.
Our next event is Monday, December 9th