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Meripol, a nice 2 under ….

Meripol, a nice 2 under 60, plus a birdie; fifth: tie between Gene Vesely and Bob Munn.

Ten Leisure Men’s League golfers competed on Aug. 23 at the par-70, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. It’s the oldest golf course in Orange County, as well as one of the longest. The greens were once again in excellent shape, but the tee boxes and fairways were not well-manicured.

It was an overcast, humid morning, with cool temps. The course had been well-watered overnight, but with no sun and high humidity, the fairways and greens were wet, plus there was standing water and muddy spots on nearly every hole. The wetness usually translates to receptive greens, but only three players were under par, and there were just two birdies.

A Flight Winners: First place: Fischer, a superb 8 under 62; second: Stivers, even par 70; third: Norihiro, 2 over 72; fourth: LaCascia, 3 over 73, plus a birdie; fifth: tie between Choi and McKusky. Choi also had a birdie, and Norihiro and Fischer tied for fewest putts.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bob Munn, a marvelous 9 under 61, plus closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 12th hole; second: Lankford; third: Vesely, plus fewest putts; fourth: Bill Zurn.

Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/ or join. The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group play are always quite full, so advance reservations with the league have become the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 3133697orLaCasciaat(801)674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

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