RICHLAND - Jack Kellum of Prosser shot a handicap-aided 59 this past Wednesday to lead the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team to a first place finish at Richland's Columbia Point course, the sixth stop on this summer's Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour.
Black Rock Creek has won four of the six competitions on the 2008 senior tour. The Lower Valley golfers, the defending senior tour champions, are atop the points standings with 68.5 points. Desert Aire is a distant second with 57.5 points.
Besides Kellum shooting well below his scoring average this past Wednesday, Black Rock Creek got a net 65 (actual score minus handicap) from Grandview's Tom Diener. Also under their scoring averages were Black Rock Creek's Gene McIntire and Dennis Petrea with a pair of net 66's, Jim Angel with a net 67, and Mike Stegeman and Doug Veach with a pair of net 68's.
Grandview's Akira Nozaka holed out his tee shot on the par-3, 12th hole enroute to shooting the actual low score for the Black Rock Creek contingent, carding a 77. Two shots back at 79 was teammate James Noel, with Ron Dobrauc turning in the third low gross round for the Sunnyside bunch, an 82.
The next stop on the senior golf tour will be the Moses Lake Country Club on Tuesday, July 22. Black Rock Creek senior golfers planning to compete that day are asked to sign up in the local pro shop by Friday, July 18.