Scramble on for final playoff
by Misty Volaski
With one week left in the regular 2002 Sundowners Golf league
season, Chiefs "I.e." and the #&?*!@$% have all
but sewn up playoff spots.
Tuesday afternoon at Soule Park, the Chiefs poured it on with
64 points as Paul Forchione led all scorers with 26 points, and
Steve Streich remained hot by adding 20. Tim Holland's 18 points
helped solidify the Chiefs' first-place position and five-point
lead over the #&?*!@$%, which posted 58 team points.
The real race, however, is for third place, where the Scramblers
and Village Idiots are tied with 407 team points in the second
half of the 16-week season. Led By the league's best player,
Jacob Lusk, who fired a two-under par round of 34, three-time
Callender Cup winners Bopper's Thumpers have put on a late-season
surge, and find themselves just two points out of a three-way
tie headed toward the final round next week.
At this late date, it's tough to throw away 20 points, but that's
what the Thumpers were forced to do as four members - Lusk, Jim
Doyle, Lenny Roberts and Tyson York - each posted 20 points.
But league rules dictate that only three of the five team scores
Also not out of the race are the Forrest Gumps, who now trail
the Thumpers by one point after Greg Mayberry posted the week's
low round of 33 for 23 points; Ted Cotti added 20 points; and
Robin Williams' two-under-par was also good for 20 points. The
Sambaggers, with just 53 points for the week, dropped from third
place to seventh. But with 402 second-half points, Sam Williamson's
low-gross team still has an outside shot at a playoff spot.
Other notables for the week include rounds of 34 by Stan Coburn,
Doyle's 35, and even-par rounds from Scott Davis, Jim Corral,
York and Barkley Martin.
Behind Forchione and Mayberry, Don Edwards and Todd Henard each
posted 22 points, and Mark Bartholemew and Tim Leal each scored
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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