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Men’s Golf League Results

The morning of Sept. 3 was very cool, damp and overcast, as 16 men and one woman of the LW Golf League braved the conditions at Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana.Theywererewardedwithbrilliant sun and heat by mid-round.

Riverview is a 5,800-yard, par-70, 18-hole course that has significant elevation changes, challenging water hazards and diabolical sand trap positioning. It’s well-maintained and has several large practice areas including a large putting/chipping green and driving range.

With the initial damp conditions and little wind, the golfers pummeled the receptive greens and generated 11 at- or under-par rounds and five birdies.

All scores below are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicap is 0-20; B Flight, over 20.

A Flight Winners: First place: Clay Fischer, a super 5 under 65; second: Larry Hillhouse, a very nice 4 under 66; third: Jim Goltra, even par 70; fourth: Ron Jackson, 2 over 72; fifth: Bill McKusky, 3 over 73; sixth: tie between Gray Stivers, Sam Choi, Fujio Norihiro and Dave LaCascia. McKusky, Stivers and Choi tied for fewest putts. Fischer, Hillhouse and McKusky had one birdie each; Hillhouse was also closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: tie between Chris Lankford and Bob Meripol, a sensational 8 under 62; second: tie between Gene Vesely and Bill Zurn, a well-played 6 under 64; third: Liz Meripol, an excellent 5 under 65; fourth: tie between Lowell Goltra, Tom Ross and Bob Munn, who were all under par. Lankford had two birdies and was closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 second hole. Bob Meripol had fewest putts.

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 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) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

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