July Event - Grand Bear
Tom Ferritto shot a final round 60.6 to claim his 5th PCGA event at Grand Bear Golf Course Saturday. Yes, that is correct 60.6. Ferritto, along with 14 other golfers broke par for the day (that is more like it PCGA golfers). Van McInnis carded a 65.3 for 2nd, Mel Parnell after a long layoff from the PCGA shot 67.9, finished 3rd and Joe Downey finished 4th with a 68.1 net.
Kevin Phillips still leads the points race, 283, at the midway point. Cary Phillips is 2nd with 258, Van McInnis with a solid 2nd place finish moves to 3rd with 255. Kipp Bedford, 254, and Denny Mecsko, 244, round out the top 5. Getting exciting.
McInnis recorded his first 2nd place finish. Congrats.
Tom Ferritto claimed the closest to the pin at Peninsula back in June. Congrats.
Tom Emmons recorded his 3rd closest to the pin on the front nine at Grand Bear to claim the cash, $20 that is. Cary Phillips hit it close on the 16th to claim the 8 valuable race points. Phillips did birdie the hole. Emmons settled for a par, but does lead the race for the most closest.
Money Title? You know, it is still too early to talk about this!
Ferritto was the low man of the day with a 76. (a 34 on the back with 3 birdies) Mecsko shot a 78 for a solid 5th place finish (are you kidding me?). Mecsko had a chance to move into 3rd with a birdie on the 18th which would have been his 5th birdie of the day, no luck. Now we have 2 golfers that have broken 80 this year. Here's to the Mr. 79 or better club!!!! Just 2? Crazy.
The Grand Bear needs to remain on the schedule for the PCGA. One of the nicest courses on the gulf coast. We here at the PCGA would like to make this tournament a Major next year. FYI, we will be backing the tees up!! It will be a great test.
Next up for the PCGA
Another brand new venue for the PCGA in August. We will take over the country club of Heron Lakes. We hear that the new superintendent has been working miracles on the course. That is welcome news.