TUESDAY: HOEPFNER, PETRICK, WARD HIGHLIGHTS
For the MMGA Tuesday at Falcon Ridge was a day of highlights. Starting with Bubba Petrick’s great rounds of 37-39-76 to win medalist honors. Ed Hoepfner turned in rounds of 37-41-78 and net 66 for first place low net. Ken Ward was next with his own strange round of 78 including a double par 10 on the 10th hole for a 45 on the back nine but exploded on the front nine with birdies on four, seven and eight and a superb eagle two on the signature hole the par four sixth . From 44 yds out his 56 degree wedge bounced on the green and dropped in for his deuce and a front nine total of two under par 33. Not to be outdone, Ed Hoepfner’s back nine of 41 was backed up with a two over par 37 on the front nine that also included an eagle two on the par four third hole. His eagle two was off a sand wedge from about 70yds out. Hoepfner’s low round bombed him into first place in the summer net tournament by 66pts over Andrew Yeh. Great shooting guys! It was also the first time in awhile that five players recorded a close string of 76, 77, 78, 78 and 79. Dave Jordan had the other 78 and Andrew Yeh shot 79.
THURSDAY: YEH RETAKES TOURNAMENT LEAD
Andrew Yeh played a solid front nine at Conestoga recording an even par 36 aided by birdies on 7 and 8. He added a 41to the back nine for 77 earning medalist on Thursday. Bubba Petrick shot a consistent round of 40-41-81 for second place. Petrick and Yeh tied for low net 71 which Petrick took from Yeh on the second handicap hole with a par four. With that low net tie both players moved up in the summer tournament. Yeh’s low score knocked Ed Hoepfner out of first place 149pts back. To illustrate how difficult the course was playing five players had holes of nine, ten and eleven. There were only seven birdies the whole day and out of 64 shots at par or better on the par fives, only 21 pars and 3 birdies were recorded. But the players enjoyed a warm welcome by the Conestoga staff and a great lunch.
The next scheduled play is Tuesday, July 14th at Falcon Ridge at 7:00 and Thursday July 16th at Coral Canyon at 9:03. 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.