LOTS OF MMGA MAGIC
March 21 was a day of many positive vibes for MMGA players at Falcon Ridge. Let’s start with Jim Dick who just a couple weeks ago shot the best 18 holes of his life and today he topped that with his first hole in one. He used a seven iron on the par three 14th landing some 15 feet short of the cup and rolling straight ahead and dropping in for that coveted golf award. Paul LeVan shot a one under par 34 on the front. Dan Trower played his best round in years shooting a great 39 on the front and 47 on the back for 86 and was rewarded first place low net at 66. LeVan round was a 78 and it netted 67 for second low net. Hal Rundle parred the first handicap hole to beat Tom Durenberger for third low net. Besides the hole in one Dick had two birdies and netted a lone 69 for fifth low net. Ben Bishop shot 88 and got 6th low net with a 70 as he broke the tie with Fred Emmons also at 70. The team of Tim Miller, Bill Irace and Paul LeVan had the most threes recorded at 13. The group of Vandeweghe, Chambers, Dick and Naccarato had the overall best scores with 29 fours, 5birdies and that hole in one. Gary Denhalter had the other shot of the day on the par four 15. His second shot was so long and left of the green that it was over the cart path in the 16th fairway where he could not see the green or pin. He chipped it up over the hill to the top ledge and it rolled down to the lower cup to two feet where he made a great par four.
MILLER UPSETS YEH
Tim Miller has been waiting a long time for this day and on March 23 at the CasaBlanca he shot 40-39 to edge out Andrew Yeh by one shot for medalist honors. Yeh seemed to struggle as he shot an unusual seven over par on the front before getting back to normal with a one over par 37 on the back nine. For the net players the first five places were separated by one shot for each of the winners. Mike Holden has been looking for an envelope for weeks and finally today he played very well and shot 92 for a first place net score of 66. Lyle Warner shooting 89 earned him second with a net 67. Neil Hendricks shot a solid 80 and a net 68 for third low net. Up and down Ray Halicki was up today and shot 92 and netted 70 for 4th. Dick Swayne just played a normal round of 84 and took home 5th net with 71. Seven players tied for 6th with net scores of 72. Tom Durenberger and Pat Smitty left the scene immediately with double bogies on the first handicap hole. Joel Reilly, Ben Bishop and Jim Naccarato were the next victims as they recorded bogies. That left Bubba Petrick to win 6th as he shot par, bogey, par to Tim Bergstrom’s par, bogey double for 7th.
The next scheduled play is Tuesday, March 28th at Falcon Ridge at 8:00 for the Spring Masters and Thursday March 30 at 7: 30 at the Palms. Always check your signup 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.