low turnout for salinas

Only nine players signed up for our second two day tournament of the year last weekend.

Play began at Corral de Tierra Country Club on Saurday, April 27, and the field was divided into threesomes who played two best ball. The team of Lou Cosentino, Tom McKinney and Geary Engles won the money with a four under 140.

On Sunday at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch, only two foursomes participated and they again played two best ball with three balls required on holes 9 and 18. Winning was the team of Tom McKinney, Bob Wyrick, Jim Pescatore and Chuck Sullivan with a 137 (17 under). Chuck had natural pars on three of the four par threes for net 1's!

The weather was beautiful both days and both courses were in perfect condition.

Thanks to Jim Pescatore for hosting. 


When you're hot, you're hot!

Larry RambaudAnd Larry Rambaud was hot! Larry took second low net honors on each day of our two day 2019 Desert Kickoff event and won the overall net award by seven strokes. Larry also picked up three of the four closet to the flagstick awards over the two days.

The MBGFR started 2019 with a new desert venue...the two Pete Dye courses at the La Quinta Resort and Spa. We played the Dunes Course on Day One and Gary Paden (69) edged Larry Rambaud (70) for the low net title. New member Ed Harris (72) was third and Jim Pescatore (75) was fourth.

We conducted a blind draw for partners during the tournament and Paden and Jon Vick (65) were first low net on Day One. Sheldon Heckman and Mike Mehan (68) were second and Rambaud and Myki McKinney (69) were third. Sheldon Heckman won the closest to the flagstick money on #8 and Larry Rambaud was the winner on hole #13.

On Day Two, players moved to the Mountain Course and Cheryl Dinjian (64) was the low net winner. Rambaud (65) was second and Jerry Schock (67) was third. Team winners on Day Two were CraigWilliams and Randy Lambert (62). Second place went to Mike Laughlin and Ed Harris (64) and third went to Jerry Schock and Pam Rambaud (65).

Larry Rambaud took closest to the flagstick money on both competition holes on the Mountain Course.

Jerry Schock (142) won a cardoff over Ed Harris (142) for second overall.

Overall team winners were Craig Williams and Randy Lambert (132). Losing in a card-off were Gary Long and Bob Varian (132) and Mike Laughlin and Ed Harris (134) were third.

Our tournament began with a practice round on Friday afternoon at The Citrus Country Club and that evening Tom and Janice McKinney hosted participants at their Citrus Country Club home for tacos and margaritas.  See photos of the Friday evening event by clicking on the "Pictures" link to the right.