Although Gary Paden won the October East Bay two day tournament, it was Pres. Tom McKinney's performance which had MBGFR tongues wagging. McKinney was a distant fourth place in the Trotter Cup standings going into the weekend and, come Sunday afternoon, enjoyed a 45 point lead in the Cup race.
McKinney's two day 81-83 earned him low gross over the field both days and in the overall and he claimed first low net on day one and second low net on day two.
Sixteen players took part in the inaugural East Bay event. The MBGFR played Discovery Bay on Saturday and ended the weekend at Roddy Ranch on Sunday.
Trailing McKinney (81-72) at Discovery Bay were Gary Paden (86-73) and Doug Berg (93-73). Closest to the flagstick winners were Paden and Karen Smith.
On day two at Roddy Ranch, Paden (84-70) was first low net, McKinney (83-73) was second and John Vandeveer (93-74) was third. Doug Berg and Jim Pescatore claimed the closest to the flagstick money.
Gary Paden (143) was the overall two day winner, followed by Tom McKinney (145) and Jim Pescatore (149).
With two events--including the two day Finale--remaining in the 2014 Trotter Cup race, McKinney will be facing stiff competition from three MBGFR members--Larry Rambaud, Gary Paden and Jim Pescatore--all tied for second place.