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SMGA season ends, 2014 membership drive; greens at Harding

The Sonoma Men’s Golf Association braved the record cold temperatures last Sunday and headed out onto the frozen fairways and greens of Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma for its final event of 2013. After the early morning freeze melted enough for the 24 players to get onto the course an hour later than scheduled, those in attendance found a course in excellent condition under clear blue skies.

Leading the way in the net division was Martin Bajuk, who toured the course in a fine round of 64, including an impressive back-nine 30. Tying Bajuk, but losing in a card-off, was Bob Jennings with his own 64. Paul Groft’s 67 was good enough for third place, while Tony Enz managed to work his way into fourth place with a 69, and Ron Sharek closed out the season with a fifth-place finish at 71.

In the gross division, Richard Davison rode eight birdies to a round of 68, while Steve McCarthy took home second place with a 79, aided by a 1-over-par 37 on the front-nine.

In closest-to-the-pin, Davison’s 54-degree wedge from 97 yards on the fifth spun back to within 2 feet, 9 inches of the hole, while Mike Lucas conquered the tricky eighth with a shot to 8-5.

Davison grabbed that familiar 54-degree wedge on the 12th and almost duplicated his shot from No. 5, this time the ball coming to rest 4-9 from the hole.


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