from Hugh Quinn, 1st VP
While Mother Nature brought us cold temps and a 30 minute frost delay for Tough Day on Saturday, November 9, the conditions remained calm with little wind and lots of sun. So even though it didn’t get out of the 40s, it was a great day to play. And we had 8 players break 80 (which was very disappointing to me!). But the good news (for me) is that nobody broke par with either their gross or net scores! So Tough Day lived up to its billing.
Flight winners were Men A – Jeremy Ray for gross with 74 and Brandon Miller for net with 74. When’s the last time Brandon has ever won first place net??? Probably when he was 10.
In Men B, Michael Gilmore won his first TGA tournament with a gross score of 88 and Chris Domanski took first place net with a 79.
In Senior A, Greg Howard proved that playing over 240 rounds of golf so far this year paid off with his 74 for first place gross. Mark Harper, Sr. who hits it way too far for a senior golfer shot even par 70 to earn 1st place net.
In Senior B, Tom Long came through with his first win in a TGA event shooting 89 to take first place gross. Mike Martin took first place net in a scorecard playoff with a 77.
In Super Seniors, Tom Thorpe with one of his few starts in TGA events this year, took 1st place gross with a 79. Bob (need to see my physical therapist) Kokoski shot a net 73 to take first place.
Five players won for the first time this year so that makes them eligible for the Tournament of Champions next Saturday. Those new additions are Jeremy Ray, Michael Gilmore, Tom Long, Tom Thorpe and Bob Kokoski. Deadline to sign up is this afternoon at 6 pm. $10 entry fee and payouts are in $$.
Complete results are here and remember the TGA will post these scores as we do all Tournament scores.
from Mark Harper Jr., Inter-club Captain
Final Four bound!!
Tanglewood defeated The Preserve at Jordan Lake today to claim a spot in the Final Four next weekend at Pinehurst. One step closer to our goal of winning the whole thing.
We played in very challenging conditions today with it being cold and windy. That didn’t de-rail this team — played very well considering the conditions.
At home, the first match out was won by Stevie Blankenship and BJ Richardson 12-6. Both stay undefeated in interclub so far this year. They also won at home against Lochmere 12-6 proving to to be a formidable duo!
The second match at home was Mark Absher and Chris Blankenship winning 9.5 to 8.5. As a team they only took one bogey all day on number 2. That’s impressive from the blues and in the “tough” weather of the day.
In the first match away at The Preserve, Mark Harper Sr and Charlie Fisher won 9.5 to 8.5 as well. They paired well today, as they didn’t make the same score on any hole.
In the last match, myself and Brian Sainz lost 11-8. We didn’t play our best but fought back after losing the first 4 holes to keep it close.
Thankfully we had a great team. Tanglewood!!!
Bones and I are very grateful for the opportunity to captain this team. The entire association of Tanglewood is the best group of guys I know.
Also, I’m looking forward to serving the TGA in another way this coming year by accepting the position of 2nd Vice President. Hope I serve you fellas well. Thank you for the opportunity.
Last, we will be in the Final Four next weekend playing Long Leaf Golf Course Saturday against the team of Pinehurst Country Club number 7 and 9. We will have 8 players and 2 alternates, plus 1 advice giver. If anyone is interested, please let me know. If I understand it correctly Saturday’s round will be free. And hopefully Sundays when we win Saturday!