SGIC plays Member-Member Tournament
On Saturday Jan. 17, the SIGC men played a Member-Member tournament. Names were drawn out of a hat to choose partners.
The men played a one best net ball game with 90-percent handicaps applied to determine final scores.
The winners were Fred Zimmer and Roger Cogswell with a score of 59. Cogswell birdied the first hole and shot his lowest score of this season.
Zimmer had a net one on the seventh hole and sunk a 35-foot putt on the 12th hole. Cogswell contributed many of the low scores for a 26 on the front and said Zimmer came alive on the back “like a rocket that finally ignited”.
There was a tie score of 61 for second and third place. A score card playoff was necessary to award places.
The back nine scores were used and all nine scores were even, and the last six holes on the back were also even and finally there was a difference of one stroke on the last three holes.
Second place went to Jerry Mader and Fred St. Pierre. They might have been in first place, but Mader hit a wrong ball that had just been put into play and ended up a few inches from the hole.
When the mistake was discovered, he had to go back and re-hit his ball which landed on the green several feet from the cup and he had a net five instead of a potential four.
The two-stroke penalty, plus the extra putt was a three stroke difference. But they had only two bogies and thus a very good round.
Tony Baldino and Mike Zembko were awarded third place. They each contributed to their final score of 61 with an almost even number of net best balls. The matches all were fairly even with the next five teams scoring 62’s.