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Men’s Golf Club Tournament

At the Aug. 25 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 closestto- the-pin challenges. A total of 45 golfers teed off. At the 7:30 a.m. tee time, the weather was humid and warm, with little wind, but temps and humidity both rose quickly, making it uncomfortable by late morning.

Leisure World’s Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course that has great fairways and greens. The tee boxes have still not recovered from their dormant period and several appear to be heading downhill. Since there is actually a backward change in conditions, only 19 of the 45 rounds were net under par, vs. 26 for the 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: Bill Long, an excellent 6 under 48; second: Ron Steele, a nice 5 under 49; third: tie between Dave LaCascia, Alan Sewell and Glenn Berry, 2 under 52; fourth: Bob Turner, even par 54; fifth: tie between Mike Mayfield and Seung Lee, 1 over 55.

B Flight Winners: First place: tie between June Um, Kap Son, Trai Nguyen and Roland Phillips, a well-played 3 under 51; second: Ken Notorleva, even par 54; third: tie between Jae Kim and Ryan Hong, 1 over 55.

C Flight Winners: First place: Pat Paternoster, an excellent 8 under 46; second: Dave Winn, 7 under 47; third: Hyon Shin, a super 6 under 48; fourth: tie between Joe DiDonato, Suk Im and James Choi, a very good 5 under 49; fifth: Steven Kang, 1 under 53; sixth: Dennis Jensen, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 80-yard, par-3 eighth hole was Berry and at the par-3 17th hole was DiDonato. There were seven circle hole winners, but no holesin- one.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Sept. 8. If you had planned to play and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 3248558 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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