mckinney storms into trotter cup lead

Gary PadenAlthough 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 RambaudGary Paden and Jim Pescatore--all tied for second place.


Paden, Rambaud lead the pack at Tahoe

Gary PadenHost Gary Paden won low net and Larry Rambaud claimed low gross at our recent two day tournament at Lake Tahoe.

Second low net went to Geary Engles and Cheryl Dinjian was third low net.

Play began on Saturday, August 30 at Coyote Moon. Jim Pescatore (84-73) claimed both low net and low gross money. Bruce Orlebeck (89-74) won a card-off over Gary Paden (88-74) for second low net.

Closest to the flagstick winners at Coyote Moon were Larry Benevento and Ellen Scott.

On Sunday, August 31 at Gray's Crossing, Geary Engles (91-70) was the low net winner and Gary Long (87) took home the low gross money. Second low net went to Gary Paden (88-74) in a card-off over Anne Johnson (95-74).

Closest to the flagstick winners at Gray's Crossing were Louie Cosentino and Geary Engles.

Players and guests enjoyed dinner on Saturday evening at Truckee's Bar of America. Visit the "Pictures" page for photos.

Gary Paden was the tournament chair and did an outstanding job. We had 20 players....a record turnout for the Tahoe Two Day. Players enjoyed beautiful weather both days.