YEH USES SEVEN BIRDIES FOR HIS 69
Andrew Yeh’s best round ever was at Falcon Ridge when he had eight birdies in his round of 65. On Tuesday, Aug. 2 he recorded his third 69 at Falcon Ridge. This time he used seven birdies, four of them on the back side for his three under score of 34.
His first birdie on hole 17 was also the shot of the day. He pulled his drive to the left side of the par three green. Wedging it from some 50 yards back on to the green where his ball rolled some 50 feet up hill to the back corner cup and dropped in for his birdie two. When you start your first hole that way it’s probably a good sign you are going to have a good round.
Joe Smith (79) had a great front side with nine straight pars to record his even par 35. He parred 11 straight holes until the wheels kind of fell off on the back but all in all had a nice round of 79. For the gold tees Ray Halicki (92) had a nice front nine score of 39 and Bubba Petrick carded a one over par 36.
SMITH WINS FIRST LOW NET
Joe Smith has been playing some pretty steady golf the past few months. But every time he searched the payout envelopes from the previous day’s play there was none there with his name on it. “What do I have to do? All I want is to just once see that white envelope with my name on it,” Smith had been saying for months. Well his patience was finally rewarded Thursday, Aug 4 at Conestoga golf course. Yes, Andrew Yeh was medalist with a mediocre 76 but Smith turned in the second best round with 83.
That score was a net 72 that was one shot good enough for first place low net over Gene Scaveta (85) and 73 and Ed Hoepfner (86) and net 73. Smith had the shot of the day on the par five 16th as his wedge shot from 75 yards out hit two feet from the cup and bounced an inch from the cup for a “sweet” birdie four. His net 72 was good enough for second low net for the day and propelled him up eight places in the summer net tournament. The “birdie” man for the day was Kim Tomsic with birdies on hole 7 and 14.
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