After a few years of no league play, Columbia hosted this weeks Metro Seniors golf league. Having closed several holes for some public works construction, the course is back and in great shape. Everyone reported the greens were in great shape and the weather couldn’t have been better.
The Valley team won their match 16-8 over 9th place Bunker Hills. Both @Marty-Mangold and @Larry-Larson garnered all six points in their matches – Marty with a net 69 and Larry with a net 74. @Ted-Roberts shot a 37 (net 30!) on the front with two birdies to take 2 points but couldn’t beat his opponent’s 41 (net 34) on the back. @Ramiro-Sifuentes came out hot shooting a 38 on the front to get the first two points but fell flat on the back loosing the nine and the match. (Rumor has it he was anxious to make his massage appointment downtown and the match was dragging along and he lost focus!) The 16 points won by Valley were the second most of any team this week – competition has tightened up between the teams with almost half the teams ending in tie matches.
The Golden Team couldn’t repeat their magic from last week losing 9-15 to Greenhaven. @Curtis-Medina led the team getting all 6 points with steady play over a struggling opponent. @Doug-Diedrich had a great front nine wining the last 5 holes to take the first 2 points. Unfortunately, his opponent woke up on the back and won the first six holes for the match and and 4 points. @Mark-Steinhauser tied his opponent on the front to take 1 point. His opponent beat him by one stroke on the back. Unfortunately @Forrest-Nelson shot a decent net 74 but gave 5 strokes to a guy who shot a net 68! Forest was blanked.
Half way through the season, Valley is still in 6th place, only 2 points out of 5th and 6 points out of 4th. Golden dropped to 8th, only 9 points behind Valley.
Next week we play at Fountain Valley where Golden takes on 12th place Valleywood and Valley plays 13th place Hiawatha. This should be a chance to make a move back towards the top for both teams.
To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.