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Men’s Golf Club

In the July 28 Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament, two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a well-manicured, 1,658-yard, par-54 course.

A total of 46 golfers played 18 holes through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was warm at the first tee time, but the temperature and humidity rose quickly. Until the latter part of the morning, there was no wind, which was welcomed when it came.

The fairways and greens are in very good shape, but the tee boxes have not improved; only 23 of the 46 rounds were net under par, versus 24 last tournament.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7; B Flight, 8-11; and C Flight, 12-18.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between tournament director Alan Sewell and Jae H. Lee, an excellent 6 under 48; second: tie between Steve Ro and Young Lee, 3 under 51; third: Ron Steele, 1 under 53; fourth: Seung Lee, even par 54; fifth: tie between Jae Kim, Steve Walker and Bob Barnum, 1 over 55.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bruce Bowles, a nice 6 under 48; second: tie between Bill McKusky and Andrew Kim, a sweet 5 under 49; third: tie between Won Song and Hyun Jun Lee, 3 under 51; fourth: Train Nguyen, 1 under 53; fifth: Youn Lee, 1 over 55.

C Flight Winners: First place: tie between Jong Lee and Manny Miranda, a well-played 5 under 49; second: Dave Winn, 4 under 50; third: tie between Paul Shellenberger and Joon Sup Yoon, 1 under 51; fourth: Rolando Ramirez, 2 under 52; fifth: Byron Schweitzer, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 85-yard, par-3 eighth hole was Sewell, and at the par-3 17th hole, it was Steele. There were four circle hole winners but no holes-in-one.

The next Men’s Golf Club Tournament will be on Aug. 11, and the next Guys and Gals Tournament will be on Aug. 18. If you had planned to play and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as you know. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia

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