It was a rough day for the National team down at Grant yesterday. We’ve dug ourselves a bit of a hole that we’ll have to climb out of in order to win our 5th straight championship. We took just 172 points, finishing 6th in the event, and losing out to winner Grant by 67 points. More importantly, we finished 60 points behind Brown Deer, who took second place. We had just 2 guys, Mark Cuthbert and Doug Bowring, who took 20 or more points. Rich Saks and Bill Zolandz chipped in with 18 each, and Rick Binder and Bernie Mattheis added 17 and 16 respectively. Saks was our team medalist with 75, Cuthbert shot 76, and Bowring 77.
Rick Reiter won a skin on the 11th in the high handicap bracket. Mattheis won a jacket in a raffle, and yours truly won a dozen Taylor Made Lethal golf balls in the same raffle, although I had to fight off Bernie and Phil Nero for the Lethals.
A summary of the results is listed below and the full report with hole by hole scores.
So, we’ve got our work cut out for us in the next 4 events, but it’s nothing we can’t handle, as we’ve proven over the last 4 years. And we’ve got the home field advantage at the next event, which is at the National on Sunday, June 2. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be recruiting players and volunteers for spotting and other duties.
Grant 05 04 2013
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