MMGA Update July 24, 2015

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TUESDAY: RUNDLE AMBUSHES YEH

After last Thursday’s loss to Andrew Yeh by three shots at Coral Canyon;  today at Falcon Ridge, Hal Rundle had his second straight solid round of golf recording an ok 39 on the front side to match Yeh and Sterling Johnson in his foursome.  But it was on the normally much more difficult back nine that Rundle excelled.  He had birdies on the par five 12, the par three 14 and to a very difficult back pin on the par three 17th for a fantastic one under par 36.  His 75 beat Yeh by five shots.  In fact Paul LeVan (79) and Tom Durenberger (79) bettered Yeh, Dave Jordan (80) and Sterling Johnson (80).  Johnson’s score of 80 was his best in some time and he was rewarded first place low net with a score of 65.  Rundle’s low gross round also propelled him into second place in the summer net tournament.  Ben Bishop had the “chipping” award for the day running it in, from off the green, for a birdie four on the par five first hole and again, from off the green, a par four on the tough par four 13th hole.  Rundle also had a chip in birdie on the par three 14th hole.

THURSDAY:  YEH IS BACK IN STRIDE

Andrew Yeh said “enough is enough”.  After losing his title on Tuesday Yeh figured it was time to get serious again.  And so he did at the Canyons on Thursday recording only five birdies out of his 18 holes.  With birdies on 4,5, and 8 he shot a one under par 34 on the front and added birdies on 13 and 17 shot one over on the back for an even par round of 71.  Paul LeVan, despite issues with his eyes, shot a nice round of 37-40-77 for second place.  Bubba Petrick shot a pair of 39’s for third place.  Dan Trower had a superb first nine holes with birdies on 7 and nine for a 39.  When he came back down to earth he shot 47 on the back for 86 and was rewarded with first place low net with a 67.  That was one shot ahead of LeVan’s net 68 and Petrick’s net 69.  Trower was also the big winner of the forward tees “skins” with four.  Welcome new member John Domichel from St. George.

The next scheduled play is Tuesday, July 28th at Coyote Springs at 8:00 and Thursday July 30th at the Canyons – Palmer at 7:00.  Always check your sig up sheets for any corrected times or places.  Anyone interested in joining the MMGA can call 346-6363.  Also check out our website at www.mesquitemensgolf.com.

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