TUESDAY: MANTHEY BEATS LeVAN BY ONE SHOT
Some of the MMGA players were glad the long September road trip was over. Though it was cart path only Ron Manthey managed to play one shot better than Paul LeVan and two shots better than Bob Chambers. Manthey started his round with a birdie four on the first hole and finished two over on the front side. Fellow playing partner Chambers matched that 37. Manthey finished the day with a 39 on the back for 76 while Chambers fired a 41 for his 78. Meanwhile LeVan shot 39 on the front and a nice two over par on the back for 38 and a total round of 77 for second place. Chambers third place 78 turned into a net 68 and good enough for first place low net honors. LeVan took second low net with his 69 and Pat Huetter(83) won third low net with a 70. Manny Lira(93) caught the last low net with a 71.
APERCU’S: Frank Thomasino had the hole of the day on the par five 12th. His second shot was pulled left up on to the hill where it naturally kicked off to the right in the middle of the fairway. From there he hit his third shot on the green and two putted for a par five. Bubba Petrick may have had the putt of the day on #15. It was a nine foot down hill with a 12 inch right to left break that he softly dropped in the cup for a sweet three. But hold on, Chambers also birdied that hole to cancel any thoughts of a “skin”. And the strangest thing in years happened to Manthey when he actually scored a triple bogey on a hole. Yes that’s right folks a triple!
THURSDAY: MANTHEY - HENDRICKS BATTLE TO A TIE
Ron Manthey won on Tuesday but today at the Canyons he tied Neal Hendricks for low medalist honors. Both players both players shot identical scores on each side, 36 on the front and 39 on the back. Hole #6 decided that Hendricks was the overall winner when he parred it and Manthey took a bogey five. Playing partner Frank Thomasino was only one back as he turned rounds of 37-39-76. Bill Irace (77) was fourth and John Meyer (79) was the fifth player to break 80. Irace’s 40 on the front was followed by an almost weird back nine when he scored eight straight fours only to bogey the last hole. But his 77 was a net 66 and he won low net by three stokes over Thomasino’s 69.
APERCU’S: Terry Gardner had the hole of the day when he birdied the always difficult par four 6th hole. Irace fired the shot of the day on the par five16th when his third shot stopped 8 inches from the hole for a nice kick in birdie four.
NOTE: Next play is on Tuesday October 2nd at 7:00 at Falcon Ridge, and Thursday October 4th at the Canyons at 7:00. Both days will be cart path only. Always check your sign - up sheets, and or our website, for any changes. Anyone interested in the MMGA may call 346-6363 or visit our website at www.mesquitemensgolf.com.