Wednesday, November 1, 2006
The Toppenish Mt. Adams Country Club foursome of Abel Daniel, Bernie Flores, Stan Buckner and Javier Valdez topped the field at Sunday's 2006 Pumpkin Shootout, hosted by Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
This year's tournament drew 35 four-person teams.
The tourney format calls for each squad to post two scores on each hole-a three-person scramble score and a separate score from the team member designated to play the orange ball. The orange ball is passed from one team member to another, requiring each person on the squad to go it alone once every four holes. Under this format, par for the 18-hole event is 144.
The foursome of Daniel, Flores, Buckner and Valdez won top honors by carding a 1-over-par 145.
One shot back, with a 2-over 146, was the Zillah foursome of Kevin McKay, Doug Burge, Duran Torrez and Fabian Bass. Third place finishers, with a team score of 3-over-par 147, were Sunnyside's Greg and Carolyn Smith, and Jason and Brie Stone.
Three squads tied for fourth place honors with identical 6-over-par 150's. They included the foursomes of Albert Trevino, Jose Contreras, Tommy Contreras and Kino Arambul; Bob Greene, C. Hert, James Rogers and Don Ibatuan; and Paul Stonemetz, Mark Kilthau, D. Torrez and Ryan Stonemetz.
Low net winners of the tournament (actual score minus handicap) were Rob Clemenson, Mike Connely, Jason Slavin and Tim Holeman. The foursome shot a handicap-aided 137.55.
Runners-up in the net scoring column, with a 141.00, were Aaron Lewis, Leonard Rabanal, Joe Hoptowit and Ovella Cromwell. Third place net finishers, with a 141.75, were Ely Gonzales, Tony Hidalgo, Fred Cardenas and Jim Appleway.