The Sonoma Valley Golf Club continues to be highly active as it nears the end of its 2013 season, wrapping up a busy October at the Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Coming out on top in the first flight was Ron Sharek with a fine round of 65, followed two shots back by Jim Schnabel, while Bill Seim rounded out the top three with his 68.
In the second flight, Ned Druehl carded a 70 for a one-shot victory over both Russ Hurley and Lou Pignati and their rounds of 71 each.
The third flight saw John Fanucchi scorch the course with a round of 63, easily the best of the day, as Steve Martin took home second place with a 66, while Jack Doss’ 69 was good enough for third.
In closest-to-the-pin, playing from the white tees, Seim’s shot to 7 feet, 8 inches on the sixth hole was the best of the day, while Jerry VanWallinga claimed the eighth with a shot to 22-5.
Sharek claimed the 12th with a shot to 24-6, while Dale Charles took home the 15th hole with a shot to 20-2.
The gold tees saw Pignati hit his shot to 10-5 on the sixth, the best of the day, and Greg Warren joined the party by avoiding the water on the eighth to finish 31-8 from the flag.
Ned Druehl liked the 12th, firing his shot to 8-8, while Hurley claimed the 15th with a shot to 7-9.
Ralph Giancaspro played the red tees and hit a shot to 19 feet on the 6th and Jack Kearney backed that up on the eighth with a shot to 36-6.
Jim Olson also walked away from the 12th a happy man, as his ball stopped 19 feet away and Martin’s shot to 21-9 rounded out things at the 15th.
Fast greens were the talk of the day as the SVGC visited the Santa Rosa Country Club on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and the team of Bud Schuerman, Ron Sharek, Hugh McNeilly and Gregg Warren were crowned champions with a 183 total.
Ed Cebula, Jack Doss, Dan Weber and Joe Valls combined to shoot a 186 total for second place; and third place went to Joe Runnion, Jim Reece, Gerry Orme and Bob Clair with their 189 total; while Al Marty, El Delagnes, Dick Moore and Bob Leal had a 190 for fourth, and Deby, Tom and Ernie Braun, along with Russ Hurley, had a 191 fifth-place total.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Tom Braun on the fourth hole with a shot to 15-9 from the silver tees, and Ned Druehl hitting a shot to 4-1 from the white tees.
Cesar Veluz (s) had no issues with the tricky sixth, his ball stopping just 4-4 from the hole, while Carrie Luddy (w) also walked away a winner with a shot to 9-9.
Bob Park (s) negotiated the difficult 15th with a shot to 36-8, as did Luddy (w), who picked up her second closest-to of the day with a shot to 33-6.