Tuesday, October 6, 2009
KENNEWICK - Black Rock Creek's seniors didn't take their 'A' game to the final stop on the 2009 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour last week.
It mattered little.
The Lower Yakima Valley squad, despite a third-place finish at the final competition on the 2009 tour, staged at the Tri-City Country Club in Kennewick, won the overall tour title going away.
For Black Rock Creek, it's the team's third consecutive senior tour title. This year's championship may be the sweetest, considering the Sunnyside-area squad absolutely creamed the competition.
The final standings has Black Rock Creek atop the 2009 leader board with 114.5 points. The combined squad from Canyon Lakes and Horn Rapids golf courses finished a distant second with 96.5 points. The Sun Willows/Pendleton Country Club team laid claim to third-place honors with 93 points. Rounding out the top five for 2009 were Columbia Point with 88.5 points and Desert Aire with 74 points.
In wrapping up play this season, Black Rock Creek's Lindyn Andreasen went out with a bang last week. Andreasen turned in the second low net round at the Tri-City Country Club from the 98-player field. He shot a handicap-aided 61.
The actual low scorer for Black Rock Creek on the par-65 Tri-Cities course was Perry Barnhill. He toured the 4,600-yard track with a 10-over-par 75. Second in for the Lower Valley squad was Bob Greene with a 78. Black Rock Creek teammate Dennis Petrea was two shots back at 80.
On the net side of the scoring column (actual score minus handicap), Black Rock Creek's Don Williams shot an even-par 65, with Al Sandlin, Don Patteson and Marty Drollinger adding handicap-aided rounds of 66, 67 and 68, respectively.
Black Rock Creek's KP winner last week was Don Ibatuan, for being closest to the cup with his tee shot on the par-3, eighth hole.