The Brookview Golden team had an outstanding day against Hiawatha on July 9th at Daytona Golf Club winning 21-3 and while passing the University team to take first place in the league of 16 metro teams. The Valley team also had a good day winning 19-5 over Green Haven and moving up to 6th place. The Valley teams trails the Golden team by 23 points.
For the Valley team, the 18th hole proved pivotal: @Chuck-Bernardy won the back nine and the match on the last green to get 4 points in a tough match against an opponent with a 1 handicap! Chuck shot a net 75 but won the holes he needed to come back after losing the front nine. @Steve-Slivken shot a nice net 73 against a net 70 but won enough holes to take all 6 points. @Larry-Larson copied Chuck’s success with a tie on the last hole to tie the back nine and win the match due to his 1-up win on the front for 5 points. Captain @Sheldon-Silberman also followed Chuck’s lead by winning the last hole for a 2-up win for the back and the match to gain 4 points.
Everyone won for the Golden team. @Stan-Hop swept all 6 points with a net 71 against a 3 handicapper on a bit of an off day. @Dan-Peters shot a net 69 grabbing another 6 points and walloping his opponent. Not to be outdone by his teammates, @Chris-Reuter shot a net 67 after struggling a bit on the front nine for a tie and then rolling on the back for the win and picking up 5 points. Captain @Roger-Hamm shot a net 73 against the day’s medalist who shot 75 (net 73) but Roger was able to win the back and the match for 4 points. The sizable win advanced the Golden team into first place in the league with a narrow margin of 2 points over the University team. Golden takes on University in a key match next week at Green Haven.
The 4-7th place teams are all within a 3 points of each other. The competition is pretty exciting as teams jockey for position. The Brookview teams are representing us well against the other 14 teams.
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To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.