Sifuentes Wins Season Ending BMGA Shootout

@Ramiro-Sifuentes used a deft touch around the greens to capture the season ending BMGA Shootout, edging out second place finisher @Matt-Krasen on the 18th hole.

The results of the qualifying nines holes had players @Forrest-Nelson, @Nick-Ward, @Sheldon- Silberman, @Mark-Lange, @Pete-Steichen, @Stan-Hop, @Dick-Koppy, @Brian-Beitlich, Krasen, and Sifuentes all vying for the coveted championship. Krasen was the low Gross qualifier with a 38, and Silberman was the low Net qualifier with a 32.

Defending champion Ward started out shaky and was eliminated on hole #10. The pond came into play and Nelson was eliminated on hole #11. There was a chip off on #12. After each player had a couple hiccups, Steichen advanced eliminating Silberman. Hole #13 proved too much for Lange as he lost in a chip off to who else – Sifuentes. Most of the players hit great drives on #14, however producing no gross birdies. Hop and Steichen advanced with net birdies, leaving a chip off with the remaining four players. Beitlich was eliminated after all four had nice chips. The final five players standing all received a stroke on #15. Mr. Hop’s net bogie was not good enough to advance and Stan was shown the showers. A couple bad shots on #16 sent Koppy to the sidelines. Other than that, he played solid. Krasen, Steichen and Sifuentes all approached #17 tee box with great confidence. Ramiro pured a shot to the middle of the green, leaving himself a 35 footer. Matt flushed one right on line but came up a little short, leaving a 25 footer. Finally Pete hit one a little heavy, leaving himself a tough pitch shot. He proceeded to knock his second about eight feet from the cup. Ramiro got the crowd excited as he rolled in his long putt for a duece. Not stunned at all, Matt hit his birdie putt with a tidbit too much speed, ramming the back of the hole and popping out. To extend his chances Pete (Clutch) Steichen calmly made his par putt to force a chip off with Krasen. Matt hit a solid chip and Pete couldn’t match it and was eliminated. On #18, Sifuentes, who was getting a stroke, nuked a drive right down the fairway. Krasen powered one through the fairway on the right side. Sifuentes second shot rolled slightly over the green, leaving him a delicate downhill chip. Matt was facing a difficult second, as he had to punch it under some tree limbs and hope to make a birdie. He mishit it – leaving him another chip, which he left eight feet short of the cup. Ramiro proceeded to hit his difficult chip three feet from the hole, made the par putt, and claimed the title.

The following prizes were awarded in the tournament. Low Gross Qualifier – Matt Krasen $25. Low Net Qualifier – Sheldon Silberman $40. 1st Place – Ramiro Sifuentes $85. 2nd Place – Matt Krasen $50. 3rd Place – Pete Steichen $35. 4th Place – Dick Koppy $20. 5th Place – Stan Hop $10.

Much thanks to @Jeff-Towey for overseeing this entire event. Hope you all had a great season.

10/19/19 ShootOut Tee Sheet

Here are the tee times for the rescheduled ShootOut Saturday on 19October

Hole #1 12:00 – @Stan-Hop, @Nick-Ward, @Ramiro-Sifuentes, @Dan-Gregorich

Hole #2 12:00 – @Jeff-Martin, @Mick-Krause, @Curtis-Medina, @Matt-Krasen

Hole #3 12:00 – @Matt-McClernan, @Richard-Koppy, @Sheldon-Silberman, @Peter-Steichen

Hole #1 12:10 – @Brent-Lindstrom, @Brian-Beitlich, @Chuck-Bernardy, @Gerald-Meier

Hole #2 12:10 – @Charlie-Tsatsos, @Forrest-Nelson, @Matthew-Payne, @Rahul-Tamhane

Hole #3 12:10 – @Larry-Hahka, @Mark-Lange, @Steve-Slivken, @Ted-Roberts

Calcutta Day 2 – The Finale

On a cold, blustery rainy day, the 2019 BMGA Four-Ball (Calcutta) was won by a team with two relative youngsters and two crafty veterans. The team of @Ben-Peterson, @Marcus-Gahn, @Steve-Couture, and @Larry-Hahka dominated day 2 and won the tournament by a comfortable 5 shots, firing a two-day total of 124-128-252. I’ve never seen four larger smiling faces in my life. Of course, that could be because they pocketed some serious cash. Slightly trailing in second place was the team of @Ramiro-Sifuentes, @Matt-McClernan, @Phil-Berndt, and @Sheldon-Silberman with a two day total of 124-133-257. Finishing in a tie for third place with a total of 263 was the team of @Nick-Ward, @Chuck-Bernardy, @Charlie-Tsatsos, and @Martin-Peyer and the team of @Ryan-Pula, @Steve-Klatt, @Brent-Lindstrom, and @Brent-Nordstrom. The Klatt team actually fought back from day 1 (tied for 7th) to finish in the 3rd place tie. Low round for the day was a 62 turned in by the long hitting @Brad-Jordan and the very competitive @Ted-Roberts. The following prizes were awarded:

1st Place – see above – $80 each and 100 Cup Points, 2nd Place – see above – $47 each and 75 Cup Points, and Third Place tie – see above – $17.50 each and 25 cup Points.

On course prizes day 2- all $10 – CTP #4 – @Steve-Slivken, CTP #8 – Sheldon Silberman, CTP #12 – Brad Jordan, CTP #17 – @Kevin-Monogue, CTP in 2 on #11 – @Forrest-Nelson, and Long Putt on #9 – Matt McClernan.

Calcutta – Day 1

On a cool fall sunny day the first round of the Calcutta was completed. Leading the pack was Team #1 of Krasen, Koppy, Doherty, and Zejdlik with a score of 123. Following close behind with a score of 124 were two teams- Team #7 featuring Peterson, Gahn, Hahka, and Couture…..and Team #8 featuring Sifuentes, McClernan, Silberman, and Berndt. Great scoring all of you. I must say this format can lead to a serious quantity of net birdies. That being said, all teams have a chance to place in the event, but all will have to go low on Sunday. The weather is predicted to be a little damp on Sunday, so that will give some trailing teams the opportunity to step on the gas. Good luck everyone Sunday.

On course prizes on Saturday are as follows. $10 each. CTP #4 – Brent Nordstrom, CTP #8 – Larry Hahka, CTP #12 – Gerry Meier, CTP #17 – Sheldon Silberman, CTP in 2 on #11 – Brad Jordan, Long Putt #9 – Stan Hop

Payne Wins Single Man Match Play

It was a long road to the finals, but we have our winner. It was a cool day on the course. Payne and Grove faced off to determine the winner of the single man match play. Both started out a little rusty, but Payne jumped to the early lead. Payne was steady as a rock on the front 9 finishing 2 up on Grove going to the back. Grove tried fighting back gaining a a stroke back on 11, but it was not meant to be. After a disastrous holes on 13 & 14, Payne sealed the deal with a par on 15, winning 4 &3.

BMGA Hall of Fame

The BMGA is taking nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame. Attached is the nomination form. Minimum requirements for HOF Inductees include 1) 10 years of membership, 2) Served at least one term on the Board of Directors. There are no other requirements, however, inductees must have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment and gone above and beyond the basic level of participation in order to be considered.

Examples of contributions that may be looked upon favorably would include: Served as WNL Captain, Served as a Travelling Team Captain, Served multiple terms on the Board, successfully recruited many new members, high participation in events, sponsorship of BMGA events and activities, etc.

Please submit to a board member or registration@bmga.org.

Maday/Steichen Capture 2-Man Match Play Crown

@Doug-Maday and @Pete-Steichen captured the BMGA 2-Man Match Play crown. This according to my undisclosed sources (my favorite new political media term). They defeated the @Dan-Peters/@Larry-Jocelyn team in a match that came down to the 18th hole. According to my sources the Maday/Steichen team was 2 down after 6 holes. They buckled down and won holes 7,8, and 9 to go 1-up. At that point Peters and Jocelyn woke up and won three of the next five holes (10-14) to go 2-up again. Not to be denied, Maday/Steichen won holes 15,16, and 17 to go 1-up again. The two teams halved the 18th hole, allowing Maday/Steichen to win the match 1-up. I am not aware of any match changing shots as my source did not go into shot detail, just the bottom line.

Congrats to the finalists and the team champion, and thanks to all who participated this year.

Semifinal Results

A perfect night for golf with a little wind thrown in. CTB failed to defend their championship and lost to Fairway to Heaven. (43-37) Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket Putt for Dough ends the miracle run of Whose your caddy. (43.5-36.5) Championship match will be Wednesday the 25th at 4:20.

Championship Round Here we come!