March Masters Results

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Tournament Results | 0 comments

The Cottonwood March Masters was held on Saturday the 5th. A Balmy morning greeted 60 golfers. The course was in good condition and the scores were low. Winning Flight #1 shooting a net 66 (Gross 68) was Bill Borden. Nino Larussa edged out Tommy Neer in a card off for 2nd place. Both players shot net 67. 4th place was captured by Michael Allard with a net 69. Flight #2 was won by upstart Johnny Cruse who fired a net 67. Earl Restine, who also recorded a net 67, but lost in a card off grabbed 2nd place. 3rd Place went to Gary Case with a net 68 and 4th place was claimed by Tim Ryan with a net 69. Flight #3 winner was Palmir Lavertu with a net 67. Placing 2nd was Tom Laybourne shooting a net 68 edging out John Campion in a card off. Campion took 3rd place. Thomas Withers shot a net 71 to take 4th place. Hi Lights in the 3 Flights were: Bill Borden shooting a gross 68, Johnny Cruse shooting his best round ever to record a net 67, Tim Ryan, who lost a lung to cancer and is making a comeback, shot a fine net 69.. 11 of the 12 who won certificates shot in the net 60’s. Like I said above, the scores were low. Close to the pins were as follows: Ivanhoe #4 Tommy Neer 5’11’, Ivanhoe #9 Jory McEachern 18’7”, Ivanhoe #12 Bill Borden 5’1” and Ivanhoe #18 Dick Braun 44”. Gross skins: #10 Michael Allard, #11 Gary Case, #12 Rob Blaemers, #13 Lu Havlat, #14 Earl Restine, #15 Bill Borden and # 18 Dick Braun. The Gross Skins paid out $30.00 per skin. Net Skins: #10 Michael Allard, #11 Gary Case, #13 Lu Havlat, #17 Palmir Lavertu and #18 Dick Braun. Net Skins paid out $60 per player. Big winners were Allard, Case, Havlat and Braun. Each player won a gross and net skin worth $90.00.  After the round Nino Larussa was holding court with his group of boys. Nino you see, missed a 2 ft. Putt which would of put him in a tie for 1st place with winner Bill Borden. 5 cocktails later Nino forgot about the 2 footer and proceeded to buy another round for his boys. Barry Robbins was last seen following friend Michael Allard begging Allard to chop his $90.00 skin money claiming it was a gentlemen’s agreement to do this. Allard denied Barry by saying NO. The usual group of Liar’s were up at the bar playing poker, Tess, Amanda and Suzie were working hard to keep everyone full of food and drinks. John and Rob were last seen discussing who know’s what about the Tournament. Kelly Moore was outside holding a Thursday Team Play Meeting. Rumor had it that Bonita Team Captain Johnny Gonzalez was supposed to be a guest speaker. John Campion was quoted as saying it was an HK (Whoo Kares) to him. Dale Hilmen was last seen reviewing legal briefs. Well that’s about it. Thanks again to Henry, Rex and Gerry for the course preparation. Greens were rolling nice, traps were in good condition and the weather was great. Be sure to watch for the updated Master Cup Standings later this week. Thank You All for participating and we look forward to seeing you at the April Masters. Remember April is President’s Cup Month so sign up with John Damron if you wish to play. The format will be Match Play, 2 flights and 2 winners. It’s a lot of fun so don’t miss it.