HOYT UPSETS YEH –  BISHOP TAKES THE NET

In the second to the last round of MMGA play in 2015 Jeff Hoyt won his first medalist title by upsetting Andrew Yeh by five shots. Yeh cried “ no skins game, no concentration “ the reasoning for his one birdie round of 40-45-85.  It could be true as he four putted the par five 16th for a nine.  Or it could be he was testing a new putting stroke.  But as he is heard to say many times, “whatever”, he still came in tied for fifth low gross.  Ben Bishop again back on track shot 45-40 from the forward tees to win first place low net honors with a net 69.  He was tied with Ed Hoepfner (83) but Bishop parred that always important first handicap hole and Hoepfner toke a bogey five.  Don Mannon, also from the forward tees, shot a nice 39 on the front and 44 on the back for 83 and a net 70 for third.  Hal Rundle (86) and net 73 was all alone in the fourth spot.  Bubba Petrick (87) and Tim Miller (84) battled for the 5th and final spot that went to Petrick  as he recorded a par, par, par and Miller went par, par, bogey on the 18th hole.
MMGA CLOSE OUT  2015 AT CONESTOGA

Twenty brave souls waited until 9:00 am on a cold windy day to tee it up for their last event of 2015.  Tim Miller had little or no trouble negotiating the front nine which is below ground level and out of the wind.  He shot 39 with a birdie on the par five 6th hole.  Than as he rose above ground, and into the wind , he scored four pars and shot 41 for his 89 and medalist honors.  Neil Hendricks played steady below and above ground recording 44-43-87 for a first place low net of 76.  Tim Bergstrom, loving the forward tees more and more shot 92 and net 77 to be all alone in second place.  The last three spots were tied by three players, Manny Lira (101), Bill Irace (90) and Bubba Petrick (91).  Petrick earned the third place with the shot of the day on the par five 9th hole where he hit his wedge from 60yds on to the green hitting the flag and following in for a “sweet” birdie.  Irace won 4th with his bogey on 10 and Lira got the 5th slot with his double bogey.

The next scheduled play is Tuesday, Jan 5th at 9:00 at Falcon Ridge and Thursday   Jan 7th at 9:30 at the CasaBlanca. Always check your sig up sheets for any corrected times or places.  Anyone interested in joining the MMGA can call 702-346-5636.  Also check out our website at www.mesquitemensgolf .com.