from Mark Nieters, Inter-Club Captain on June 28th
Was a great day to be at Tanglewood yesterday. A bit of a breeze popped up to make club selection a little more difficult, but it didn’t matter to the home team! We cruised to a nice 49 – 31 victory over Bermuda Run to improve our record to 3 – 0.
More importantly, our point total of 141 will probably put us in the top 3 or 4 teams in the state.
Here is the match breakdown:
Myself and Mark Absher vs. my brother John and his partner. We went back and forth all day and it was fitting that our match was halved at 10 points each. Mark shot a very smooth 70, and I carded a 65 (a few putts finally fell!).
BJ Richardson and Mark Harper Sr. continued their beautiful interclub relationship and took control of their match on the back nine winning 12 to 8. A nice 76 from Senior too! He said he needed redemption after BJ carried him around last week… WHAAAAT???
Charlie Fisher and Jim Williams had a tough match. It was very close all day long, but Charlie gets the Mr. Clutch award by sticking his approach to a foot on 18 for birdie to win the match. The points were 11.5 to 8.5. They had to play well to overcome a nice 75 from Brad Romine, an ex-TGA member.
But, the match of the day belonged to Kenny Flynn and Mark Harper Jr. Talk about birdies flying — they shot a better ball 62 with a bogey!
After qualifying for the Carolinas Am earlier in the week, Junior continued his strong play with a 68. Kenny birdied the first two holes then Junior birdied 3 and they were off to the races. They may have set a state record by winning 15.5 points in the match!
Next up we travel to Salem Glen on Saturday, July 18.
Thanks to Kitty and the staff for accommodating us with single carts to appease the CGA. Also congratulate these guys if you see them around.
It was a really fun day and everyone played hard. It’s great to field such a strong group of competitors.