Our first visit to Robson Ranch was a huge success with good weather, a great facility and even better scores. A special thank you to our hosts; Head Golf professional Jay Wilson and Events coordinator Heather Hardesty for making our visit first class. During the after-round dinner of BBQ pulled pork, BBQ brisket of beef with all the fixins, the field viewed the new electronic scoring system. Upon completion of play, score cards were signed, turned in and immediately entered into the tournament scoring system and the results were then projected on a large screen. In total, a wonderful advancement for the Association.
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 V’s and a $60 gift certificate.
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub Closest-to-the-Pin
Our 4 closest to the pin were earned by Gil Benavidez on #3 at 1’6”, Carl Juengst on #6 at 3’7”, John Cozart on #14 at 4’10” and Don Krider on #17 at 4’11”. They each earned a $60 Murphy’s Law Irish Pub gift card and ½ dozen of Titleist Pro V1s. Congratulations to our sharpshooters.
Founders Championship Players of the year
Amateur Jeff Navarre maintained his lead over Dave Rasley. Dave was able to reduce the difference to 9 points after Monday’s play in the Founders Championship race. Professional Ben Sauls was able to overtake Randy Wittig and take a 6 point lead.
Note, the top 24 Professionals & top 72 Amateurs earn a spot into the Founders Championship in January. Totals are found on the SWSGA.com website.
Robson Ranch Event
Correcting an addition error enabled there to be a clear-cut winner over 2 2nd place teams at Robson Ranch. Professionals Clifford More and Greg Ellis along with Amateurs Mike Gilbert and Bill Baird claimed the spot. The rest of the field was tightly bunched with 3 shots separating the next 6 teams. It took a score of 127 to make the prize list in the 1 gross + 1 net competition with there being a back nine playoff for the final prize money. All players who tied did receive the 6 Founders points. Complete results on our website.
There were 11 scores under par for the 60 man field. Professional John Urquhart led all scorers with a 5 under 67 followed by Professional Ben Sauls in the Gross Cash Game. They earned $90 and $70 respectively with Amateur Carl Juengst following with 69 for $60. Top spot in the Net Cash Game was Amateur Greg Farr with his fine net 62 for $90. Second was shared by Mike Gilbert and Wade Borg with 64 for $65 each. It took a score of 71 to make the Gross list and 66 in the Net list.
There were NO gross skins this event and the $210 will be carried over to our next event. There were 5 net skins each earning $42. Ken Wade on #2, Gary Ireton on #3, Steve Stuebner on #7, Steve Kane on #10 and Greg Farr on #11.
Our next event is Monday, October 28th at our top city course, Aguila Golf Course. It is always a treat to play especially right after over-seeding. Signups are being taken through the SWSGA.com website. See you next month.