GUTTRIDGE LEADS MMGA WITH HOLE IN ONE
Jim Guttridge drove out to Falcon Ridge Tuesday to see if there was an opening for him to play golf. Well whether you believe in “golf gods” or not there was a reason for him to get out of bed and play this morning. On the par three fifth hole he hit his drive on the green rolling into the cup for the pre-destined hole in one. It was Jim’s first ACE and like many others before him was not able to see it drop due to the tee box so far below the green. Congrats! Without the two club “aces” playing low gross went to Bubba Petrick and Guttridge with 86. Petrick won it with his nice par on 13. But Guttridge could have cared less. Willie Nelson (88) earned low net honors with his net 64. Two strokes back was Manny Lira also with an 88 and net 66. Great rounds to both of you. Third low net went to Tom Durenberger (89) and net 70. Jim Naccarato (88) won for the second straight time finishing fourth low net with 73. Ridge Larson (93) got the 5th slot with his net 74. Farrish Thompson (101) and net 75 got the last spot as he edged out new member Rory Tomsic (88) with a bogey on the first handicap hole. Welcome new member Rory Tomsic and welcome back to the MMGA Bruce Herd and Lew Roney.
MOORE WINS FOUR WAY TIE
Delbert Moore broke up a four-way tie for fourth place low net with a par on the first and second handicap holes at the Palms on Thursday. Moore shot a gross score of 87 and net 73 tying Neal Hendricks (83) who also had a net 73. Moore earned it with pars on both first two holes and Hendricks shot par, bogey. Ridge Larson (90) and Ben Bishop (85) both had net 73’s as well. Bishop was out of the running immediately when he bogyed the par five fourth hole which dropped him to 7th low net After Hendricks lost to Moore he beat Larson after a string of six holes in which both players shot identical scores for the first six handicap holes until Hendricks got the 5th place with a par four on the 7th overtime hole dropping Larson to the 6th slot. Gary Denhalter shot 87 and was rewarded low net medalist with a 68. Manny Lira shooting a second straight nice round this time an 89 was rewarded second net when he broke a tie with Bill Irace (81) and net 69 with a par on the first handicap hole to Irace’s bogey six. For the second straight day the medalist went to a score over 79. Today Tim Miller 38-42-80 edged out Irace by one shot. Rick Scholl was just one more shot back with 82.
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