From left, Low Gross winner, Tim Miller is presented the President’s Cup by MMGA President Bubba Petrick with Low Net winner Bill Irace on the right. Submitted photo.

From left, Low Gross winner, Tim Miller is presented the President’s Cup by MMGA President Bubba Petrick with Low Net winner Bill Irace on the right. Submitted photo.

The first major tournament for the MMGA in 2016, The President’s Cup, was played at the Canyons golf course on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Senior member, Ron Manthey and Junior member, Tim Miller of the club crossed sabers and battled each other as they both shot nice rounds of 75. Miller won the birdie count with four to Manthey’s two. Both players made the turn at two over par 37.

Playing partner Andrew Yeh was only two back with 39. Miller got one up on 10 but then gave one right back on 11. Manthey took a three stroke lead getting a stroke on each of the next three holes. On the 15th hole Miller got two huge strokes back with a birdie while Manthey bogeyed. Both players birdied the par five 16 and pared the 17. Miller tied the match on the last hole with his 4th birdie to Manthey’s par four. Great match guys!

With the birdie on 18, Miller was rewarded the low gross title and his name engraved on the trophy. Yeh’s OB on 16 cost him a chance to win. Other players shooting good rounds were Dave Jordan (77) and Bill Irace (77). Irace’s name will go on the Cup for overall low net.

Here are the results of the other flights:

President’s Cup Champion (Low Gross)Tim Miller (75/66)

President’s Cup Champion (Low Net)Bill Irace (77/63)

Championship Flight

1st Low Net – Ron Manthey (75/67)

2nd Low Net – Dave Jordan (77/69)

3rd Low Net – Paul LeVan (80/71)

A Flight

1st Low Gross – Hal Rundle (81/67)

2nd Low Net – Ed Hoepfner (82/69)

3rd Low Net – Terry Spriggs (82/69)

4th Low Net – Jim Petrick (85/72)

5th Low Net – Jim Guttridge (90/74)

B Flight

1st Low Gross – Tom Durenberger (80/65)

1st Low Net – Aaron Kennard (83/65)

2nd Low Net – Terry Gardner (91/72)

3rd Low Net – Ben Bishop (93/77)

C Flight

1st Low Gross) – Ridge Larson (85/65)

1st Low Net –Willie Nelson (94/69)

2nd Low Net – Russ Clark (91/71)

3rd Low Net – Tim Burton (93/71)

4th Low Net – Manny Lira (96/73)

Hendricks ties Yeh with best round

Neil Hendricks played his best round at Falcon Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 21 and he had to in order to tie the usual medalist Andrew Yeh. Both players shot 77 with Hendricks shooting 36-41 and Yeh with two even rounds of 38-39. Hendricks recorded birdies on 3, 5 and 17 and Yeh on 7 and 11. But Yeh got the rose at the end of the day with his bogey on the first handicap hole.

Willie Nelson is beginning to like Falcon Ridge as he shot a pair of 46’s which netted him 66 and first place low net. Bubba Petrick (68) got second. Tied for third was Greg Smith (83) and Sterling Johnson (84) with net 69. Sullivan knocked out Johnson in the first round hole 13 with a bogey that dropped Johnson to 4th. Bill Irace just off winning low net in the President’s Cup shot 85 that netted him 72 for 5th. Tim Miller (83) and net 74 broke a tie and won 6th with a par over Joe Smith (85) and latest new member Gene Scavetta (86).

The next scheduled play is Tuesday, Jan 26th at 9:00 at Falcon Ridge and Thursday Jan 28th at 7:30 at Conestoga. Always check your sign 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.