TUESDAY: THOMASINO’S BIRDIE BEATS PETRICK – LIRA DROPS TO 2ND
“Bubba” Petrick’s birdie on the first hole was a prelude to a great round of golf but he was aced out of medalist honors when his playing partner Frank Thomasino birdied the number one handicap hole the par four 13th.
Petrick would also birdie number five on his way to a superb one under par 34 on the front. Thomasino stayed close with his nice one over par 36. Petrick's triple bogey starting out the back side would eventually be his downfall as he would shoot 41 on the back while Thomasino birdied #11 and the number one handicap hole 13.
Little did he know that that birdie would become the tie breaker at the end of the day. Both players turned in nice rounds of 75
but the birdie on 13 awarded Thomasino first place.
“As I stated last week I had to change the way I played #13 and the last two times I used a rescue club off the deck and a short iron into the green and both times I have come away with birdie.”
I would say you found the correct procedure.
Though Manny Lira shot a pretty good round 95 his net 66 was third place behind John Meyer’s 80 and net 65 and Courtney Larsen’s 93 and net 64. Meyer’s second place landed him in first place in the June Beat the Heat tournament and dropped Lira into second place.
NOTE: Next week's play is on Tuesday July 3, at 7:00 at Falcon Ridge, and Thursday July 5 at WOLF CREEK at 7:00. Always check your sign - up sheets, and/or our website, for any changes. Anyone interested in the MMGA may call 346-6363 or visit our website at mesquitemensgolf.com.