Metro Seniors finished up the season with the Valley team hosting at Brookview for the finale, with starter extraordinaire Steve Slivken.
The Golden team, languishing in 8th place took on 3rd place Daytona. As in years past, Roger Hamm took on the Daytona captain, long-time friend and former boss from 35 years ago, Don Cross. Roger spotted Don the front 9, losing 2 down but came back to win the back 9 and the match with the final putt, taking 4 points. Doug Paquette, with a field promotion to B player after is solo 4&3 win in 2 man match play also took home 4 points winning the front in run-away fashion and hanging onto the match at the end. Doug Diedrich took home 2 points on the front 9 but couldn’t hold the lead and Ward Eames struggled a bit versus a solid opponent and was swept. The 10-14 loss leaves Golden in 8th place. They will play 7th place Columbia in the playoff round at Oak Marsh.
The host team, Valley continued their winning ways scratching out a 13-11 win over 2nd place Braemar enough to put them in solo 4th for the playoff round. They will take on 3rd place Daytona at Oak Marsh. Valley trails Daytona by 9 for the season. Ramiro Sifuentes, while walking to the gold tees on #1 was heard to say “I’m playing the golds and only giving 1 shot – if I lose I am quitting golf”. Ramiro shot a net 78 and split his match by virtue of a par on 18. Dean Penk shot a nice net 73 and was able to gain 4 points in the process. Jim Husnik, the rock star, posted a nice net 75 and swept his opponent for 6 points. Ted Roberts also posted a net 75, but ran into a buzz saw and was swept.
As noted next week is the sole playoff week (at Oak Marsh where Ramiro and Roger just won in the Sr MPGA Publinks) where each team plays the one closest to them in the standings. Right now, the top 8 are:
- University (207)
- Braemar (184)
- Daytona (177)
- Brookview Valley (168)
- Fountain Valley (165)
- Wirth (164)
- Columbia (157)
- Brookview Golden (150)
To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.