MBGFR Boasts Another National Champion

Richard AhartTom McKinneyJim PescatoreGeary Engles and partner Pat Clarke  
Richard Ahart
, a new MBGFR member from Pacific Grove, was crowned the Unitied States Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians (USGFR) National Champion following the 21st annual National Tournament held September 20-24 in South Lake Tahoe. 

Ahart, playing in Division 2, led all 60 golfers in net Stableford points for the tournament.

Geary Engles teamed with Pat Clarke of Alexandria, Virginia for second place in the two person team competition.

Other tournament winners included MBGFR President Tom McKinney, second place in Division 1,  and Jim Pescatore, third place in Division 1 and closest to the pin. Pescatore was also named USGFR Pacific Region Director. He fills the position vacated by Mike Laughlin, who has been elected USGFR President.

This year's national tournament was played on three challenging golf courses--the Lakes and Ranch courses in Genoa, Nevada and Edgewood at Lake Tahoe.

MBGFR members and guests participating in this year's event included Richard Ahart, Larry and Erlene Benevento, Jim and Susan BrockGeary and Denise EnglesKenn Freel, Don Hutton, Mike and Lynn LaughlinTom and Janice McKinney, Bob and Kittie NicholsonGary Paden, Jim and Rita Pescatore, Jim and Barbara Quinn, Dick Trotter, Terry Trotter and Dick and Marilyn Watson.


Next year's 22nd Annual National Championship is planned for May 15-18 in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit the USGFR website for more information -

See more tournament photos under PICTURES


Trotter Wins Half Moon Bay Two Day

Dick TrotterSteve HorvathRenee JorgensenMBGFR Founder Dick Trotter, just days away from his 86th birthday, edged Steve Horvath for the overall two day low net title at our August tournament at Half Moon Bay. Trotter shot back to back net 73s (146) while Horvath posted rounds of 74 and 75 (149).
While he lost out on the net money, Horvath did pick low gross honors both days with and 83 and an 84.
Participants began play on Saturday on the links-style Ocean Course. Renee Jorgensen breezed to a net 66 to easily take first place. Trotter (73) was second and Kenn Freel (74) was third.
On Sunday on the Old Course, Steve Kabot's net 73 took first place money in a card off over Trotter (73). Third place went to Horvath (75).
Saturday closest to the pin winners were Freel and Horvath and Gary Paden and Trotter took home the Sunday money.
Tournament participants enjoyed a great group dinner on Saturday evening at Sam's Chowder House. Thanks to Jim Pescatore for arranging the dinner and thanks to Tom McKinney for hosting this event.




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