TUESDAY: YEH’S 76 TAKES LEAD IN SUMMER TOURNAMENT
Andrew Yeh continues to dominate the low gross scores in the MMGA. His easy pair of 38’s aided by four birdies, won first place over Dave Jordan’s close 39-38-77. Yeh’s net 69 enabled him to take over first place in the net summer tournament over Don Mannon (85) and net 73 by 22 pts. The best net round and the best nine hole score was turned in by Clark “gold” Mitchell. He had two birdies on holes one and five for a great one under par 34 on the front side at Falcon Ridge. His gross 78 was a net 66 for the best net round of the day. Forward tee players Joel Reilly (87) and Jim Anderson (91) both had the second best net at 68. Mannon also had the second best front side nine holes with a one over par 36. Tom Durenberger had the shot of the day on the par five 12th hole. He made a 68 foot chip in for a birdie four. He may have also had the weirdest nine holes. He was three under par on the back nine for eight holes but took an 11 on the par four 13th.
THURSDAY: HOEPFNER – JOHNSON HOT AT THE PALMS
It was heating up at the Palms golf course despite all the shade under the palm trees. Ed Hoepfner opened his round with two straight birdies on the par five first and sunk a 33ft putt on the par four second hole on his way to rounds of 40-38-78. It wasn’t until Andrew Yeh finished his round bragging about winning first place with his score of 80 that Hoepfner was able to show him his card and say “ not good enough today Andy”. Sterling Johnson recorded birdies on holes five, 12 and 15 for a nice round of 40-42-82 and net 67. That was good enough for first place low net four shots ahead of Tom Durenberger (81) and net 71. Yeh’s subpar round increased his lead in the summer tournament and Hoepfner’s 78 shot him into second place 35pts ahead of Don Mannon.
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