Roundup of local golf news
In the Fortuna De Oro Golf Course Mixed Scramble on Feb. 1, the winners were Leonard Apling, Sandy Shewchuk, Shirley Couse and Lynn Ginther. The second-place finishers were Bernie Manz, Dave Pargeon, Cliff Couse and Brian Spilchuk. The third-place finishers were Neil Peters, Barb Dahme, Barry Moore and Kevin Burnside.
Gale Mabey and Ron Davis teamed with Victoria and John Watson for a team score of 61 to win the gross division of “Willies” Couples play at the Mesa Del Sol Golf Course last Sunday afternoon. Darla and Willie Peterson and Velma and Jack Row were the net division winners with a score of 57.
Dave Sellers and Dave Maehling posted a best ball score of 70 to win the gross division of the Desert Hills MGA tournament on Saturday morning with Bobby Contreras and TC Covarrubias taking second place with a best ball 71. In the net standings, Jose Rodriguez and Dave Echois were the winners with a best ball score of 68 with Steve Hobbs and Byron Lackey in second place at 60. Roy Browning and Rick Farris finished in third place while Dennis Lund and Jerry Olson finished in fourth. The skin winners were Gabe Plaza and Jose Campos, Ed Alupay and Rudy Olivas, Gonzo Zarragoza and Frank Ybarra, Don Scarff and Don Fraser, and David Echols and Jose Rodriguez. The four KP team winners were Alex Monoz and Miguel Zendejas, Simon Ruiz and Gabriel Ramirez, Dave Sellers and Dave Maehling, and Jerry Olson and Dennis Lund.
On Monday at the Foothills Par 3 Golf Course, the men’s league gross score winners were Dave Fritz, Bert Kohlman and Ron Thacker. The net score winners were Bodi Anthony, Howard Pickerill and Doug Haun. The team winners were Bob McAllister, Gilbert Valle, Paul Moschetti and Lee Marcum.
Steve Martin, Larry Erdmann and Jim Flood carded a team score of 65 to win the Moose Lodge Play at Mesa Del Sol on Tuesday morning. Second place went to the team of Tom McIntire, John Scott, Joyce Martin and Clark Ziegler with a team score of 68. Third place went to the team of Randy Stickles, Rusty Wies, Wojo and Dolores Vrooman with a team score of 71.
Jacque and Bob Bater tied Lyndall and Lydia Couch for first place in the gross score division of the YGCC Couples Championship last week. Dorothy and Len Ammerlaan were the third-place gross score finishers, followed by Juanita Hornung and Rick Sanders in fourth place. In the net division, Cora and Cory Tucker were the winners followed by Donna and Ron Sawatzky in second place and Denice and Bob Bigelow in third.
On Tuesday at the Par 3 Golf Course, the women’s league gross score winners were Geneil Wilson, Angela Ritter and Gail Newton. The team winners were Judy Rausch, Nancy King, Kathy Beatie and Lois Comeau.
In the Fortuna De Oro Golf Course Men’s Club play on Tuesday, the winners were Brent Campbell, Harry Viznei, Pete Barber and Bob Miller. The secondplace finishers were Dave Nicholls, Jerry Healey, Howard Trapnell and Kevin Burnside. The third-place finishers were Tom Twell, Dan Michel, Ken Schulz and Jeff Vanhaastregt. Hole-inone congratulations are extended to Matt Steege for his ace on the eighth hole at the Country Club and to Jim Derby for his ace on the fourth hole at the Country Club last week.
Ken McNeal, Stephen Parrish, Reg Marshall and Lynn Thompson posted a net team score of 81 team points to win first place in the Can/Am play at the Mesa Del Sol Golf Course on Monday morning. Norm Berube, Sam Boyd, Dick Michael and Bob Blair finished in second place with a team score of 80. The KP winner on the eighth hole was Dale Smith and Gordon Little won the KP on the 17th hole. The Deuce Pot Winners were Tony Kosey, Matt Whittaker, Jerry Olson, Jake Fehr, Lenard Berube, Gordon Little, Ken McNeal, Dale Smith and Larry Wolcott.
Colleen Scott, Sue Morgenthaler and Marilyn Cotter tied for first place in the first flight of the Monday Ladies Club even holes play. Eunice Hoffman and Mary Nelson tied for first place in the second flight. Zelina Little won the third flight and Sally Manley won the fourth flight.
In the Fortuna De Oro Golf Course mixed doubles play on Wednesday, the winners were Jeff Vanhaastregt, Carol Lemley, Jim Strano and Iris Pallis. The second-place finishers were Vic Fehr, Joyce Fehr, Bruce Edgerton and Karyl Edgerton. The third-place finishers were Leonard Apling, Ione Apling, Kevin Burnside and Donna Burnside.
Steve Parrish and Cliff Webber tied for first place in the “Pinky Pick” mixed play on Wednesday morning at the Mesa Del Sol Golf Course, followed by Mike Mikkola in third place, Gary Whitcomb in fourth, Marilyn Cotter in fifth and Hank Browning and sixth.
In the Fortuna De Oro Golf Course mixed doubles play on Wednesday, the winners were Larry Smith, Elaine Farris, Rick Schaaf and Chrissy Schaaf. The second-place finishers were Brent Black, Sally Ganter, Pete Barber and Darlene Barber. The third-place finishers were Dave Gillies, Lyn Gillies, Ken Walker and Jeannine Walker.
Terry Matthews, Len Berube, John Droog and Bill Griffith were the first-place team winners in the “Krogman Follies” play at the Mesa Del Sol Golf Course on Wednesday morning. Second place went to the team of Dave Henager, Marty Schwab, Matt Whittaker and Dick Michael.
On Tuesday at the Las Barrancas Golf Course, the silver league gross score winners were Steve Gartner, Carl Fritz and, B.J. McKay. The net score winners were Lee Estes, Mark French and Ewart Grove. The team score winners were Wayne Constantinoff, Ray Johnson, Dennis Phillips and Nat Sapach.
In the Cocopah Ladies Club Tournament on Jan. 30, Sharon Duncan was the gross score ace of the month winner and Marie Grumetza was the net score ace of the month winner. The gross score flight winners were Gail Craft, Diana Carmen, Barb Ambrose, Becky Hazen and Karen Otto. The net score flight winners were Wendy Kennedy, Bonnie Barlow, Carol Rye, Nina Nyman and Sally Hogan.
On Wednesday at the Las Barrancas Golf Course, the ladies league gross score winners were Sherry McIver and Susan Bain. The net score winners were Marilyn Denny and Reta Boechler. The team winners were Barb Souter, Loretta Schneider, Gina White and Chris Tastad.
In the Fortuna De Oro Golf Course Ladies Club play on Thursday, the winners were Donnis Larson, Shelly Vorra, Carol Thompson and Irene Ferguson. The second-place finishers were Alice Macht, Barbara Spilchuk, Lynn Schofield and Jo Hamar. The thirdplace finishers were Lynn Andres, Fae Baker and Dona Williams.
On Wednesday at the Foothills Executive Golf Course, the men’s league gross score winners were Charlie Moore, Dave Fritz and Frank Russell. The net score winners were Bob Lecorchick, Bill Helt and Al Smith. The team winners were John Trotter, Tim Weir, Rollie Harris and Larry Slocum.
In the Mesa Del Sol Golf Course Ladies MemberFriend Best Ball tournament, Cathy Francis and Sun Douthit shot a 76 to win the gross division of the first flight with Deb Peterson and Dawn Diamond winning low net in the first flight. In the second flight, Marilyn Cotter and Elaine Harrell shot 89 to win the gross score division and Darla Peterson and Ann McIntosh won the net division. In the third flight, Lindy Smith and Jeannie Holloway shot 94 to win the gross division and Judy Larden and LeAnne Thom won the net division.
Donna Lalonde was the first-flight gross division winner of the Mesa Del Sol Ladies “Nine Easiest Holes” play on Thursday morning with Barb Sanders winning the first flight net play and Marilyn Cotter taking third net. Cindy Apolzer was the secondflight gross score winner with Ruth Koenig winning first-place net in the second flight. The skin winners were Barbara Sanders, Donna Lalonde, Cindy Apolzer, Clara Hofsink, Jo-Anne Lambert, Sue Morgenthaler, Lola Stone and Shirley Ritchey.
On Thursday at The Foothills Executive Golf Course, the women’s league gross score winners were, Loretta Schneider, Val Willick, and Melanie Sehn. The net score winners were Elaine Corbet, Marge Fellows and Mabel Kampstra. The team winners were Sharon Heron, Faunie Menke, Susan Clarke and Heather Purdy.
Lydia Couch and Debi Mohr shot a best ball score of 145 to win the 2019 Ladies Invitational at the Yuma Golf & Country Club. Betty Szmyko and Carolyn Tainsh won the overall net division play with a score of 117. The Wet’n Wild Flight gross division score winners were Kathie Bone and Juanita Hornung and the net winners were Tami Harmon and Joy Mueller. The Beach Bums gross score flight winners were Heathe and Diane Comeau and the net winners were Cora Tucker and Elaine Davis. In the Surfin Safari flight, the gross score winners were Sandy Blair and Senait Smythe and the net score winners were Linda Williams and Muriel Scott.
At the Las Barrancas Golf Course, the Copper league gross score winners were B.J. McKay, Carl Fritz and Steve Gartner. The net score winners were Jake Derksen, Charlie Bubar and Al Pittman. The team winners were Paul Cook, Frank Russell, Ken Spike and Cliff Boyd.
Hole-in-one congratulations are extended to Don Groth for his ace at the Las Barrancas Golf Course.
Mike Mikkola posted a gross score of two-over-par 74 and was the first-flight gross score winner in the MDS men’s club play on Friday morning with Steve Martin taking second gross with a 75. Kenneth King shot a 78 to win the second flight gross division with Jeffrey Sloboden winning the third flight gross division and Carl Johnson winning the fourth flight gross division. The net score flight winners were Mathew Whittaker, Ken McNeal, Dwyane Szmyrko and Joe Paden. The skin winners were Art Brekkas, Garry Davidson, Ken Givens, Gerald Larrabee, Steve Martin, Matthew Whittaker, Bob Blair and Ron Breault.