TUESDAY: MENDOZA WINS FIRST TIME
Recent new member to the MMGA Ray Mendoza broke through for the first time and his steady rounds of 38-39-77 won medalist honors on Tuesday at Falcon Ridge. Pat “Smitty” Huetter 37-42-79 and Neil Hendricks 39-40-79 tied for second and were the only other players to break that magic 80 barrier. Huetter’s score did net him a 67 which was good enough to tie Sterling Johnson (80). Huetter’s nice putt on #13 for his par awarded him first place low net. Jim Guttridge (87) back to help out in the last Mesquite US Men’s Long Drive, netted third with a 69. Tom Durenberger (84) and net 70 won fourth and Delbert Moore (88) net 71 grabbed the fifth spot.
APERCU’s: Jim Smith had the shot of the day which was something like a 60 foot putt on #13 for a birdie and a great “skin”. Tom Durenberger had the hole of the day on #12. His second shot on the par five hit the marshall’s cart tire and bounced back in the fairway just short of the water. From he hit the green and two putted for his “rubber” par.
THURSDAY: MEYER / SMITH WIN AT THE PALMS
Two MMGA players who have fought back from different “ailments” won low gross and low net at the Palms golf course on Thursday. John Meyer shot a 40 on the front side with on double bogey but with birdies on 14 and 16 a nice even par 36 for a total 76 for medalist honors. Two strokes back was Bubba Petrick who shot a decent 38 on the front but struggle some on the back finishing with a 40 and 78. Jim Smith on the other hand turned in a steady 40-42-82 which netted him 68 good enough for that coveted first place low net. Two shots back of Smith was Jerry “goldie” Hyland (83) and net 70. Tied for third was Petrick and Glade Flanigan (94) with their net 72’s. Petrick parred the first handicap hole for third place and Flanigan in fourth. The fifth spot was also a tie between Frank Thomasino (81) and John Lewis (97) at net 73. Both players bogeyed the first hole and Lewis’s fantastic par on the extremely difficult, uphill, par four, 18th earned him that place.
NOTE: Next play is on Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00 at Falcon Ridge, and Thursday October 25thh at the Casablanca at 8:00. 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.