SCHOLL SCORES BEST ROUND AT FALCON RIDGE

Rick Scholl was long overdue with a good round of golf.  Today he played like he is capable of playing.  He played to very consistent rounds of 37 for a great round of 74 to earn medalist honors at Falcon Ridge.  “This is my best round at Falcon Ridge since joining the MMGA” is how Rick summed up his round.  He birdied the last hole, the par four 18th, with a very tough downhill 20-foot putt.  It could have been even better but he missed several putts within inches.  Far back in second place was Andrew Yeh (79) and Joe Smith (79).  Yeh seemed to have a misjudgment on the par five 12th and recorded a nine.  But Smith shot a great round putting a nice front nine with birdies on three and four for a 37 and added a back nine of 42 for his 79.  Willie Nelson continues to burn up the net scores.  Today he shot 44-43-87 for a blistering net 62.  He was not around for comment but that may have been his best round ever at Falcon Ridge.  David Miller put a second solid round in two weeks recording a pair of 41’s for his round of 82 and net 66.  Smith’s 79 gave him a net 67 for third.  Jim Anderson (91) took 4th with net 69.  Joel Reilly (93) and net 71 earned 5th shooting bogey, par to beat out Mike Holden (102) and net 71.

While perusing all the MMGA score cards after play at the CasaBlanca on Thursday, one score card seemed strange.  It might have been that Ed Hoepfner, Neil Hendricks, Joe Smith and Jeff Hoyt all shot similar scores of 86, 81, 83 and 86.  But what really caught the eye was so many scores of the number five.  Between them they scored 29 fives more than any other foursome and any other number.  Andrew Yeh came back after a short leave of absence from the medalist podium and recorded five birdies on his way to two rounds of 37.  Mike Holden, from the forward tees, with a gross of 94 blew away the net field with his 63.  Tom Durenberger with a pair of 40’s and net 66 took second.  Russ Clark with a fabulous round of 86 was one shot back in third with 67.  Two shots back of Clark was Richard Brown (83) and net 69.  Ridge Larson (84) broke a three way tie for fifth low net at 71by parring the first handicap hole.  Neil Hendricks (81) broke the tie with Jim Smith (86) for the last spot when he bogeyed the first handicap hole.