Justin Bos of Sunnyside and Robbie Goins of Grandview bested the nearly 80-person field in the Lower Yakima Valley's first golf tournament of 2009.
The two-day event opened this past Saturday at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course. The linksters played a Chapman format on the front nine, switching to Scramble play after the turn.
Bos and Goins stamped themselves as the favorites on the opening day, teaming to card a 9-under-par 63, by far the lowest round on Saturday. The duo repeated the feat on Sunday at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club, turning in the low round of even-par 72. Sunday's play at Toppenish featured Select Drive on the front nine, a Best Ball format on the back side.
Finishing 10 shots back of the winners for runner-up honors, with a two-day, 1-over-par 145 (70-75), was the duo of Chris Indall and Akiro Nozaka. The third place team of Mike Chambers and Troy Wilmoth, both members of the Toppenish course, was one shot back at 146 (71-75).
Besting the competition in the second flight, for higher handicap golfers, were Dave Hill and Rick Mitoff. The two Black Rock Creek golfers opened with a 79 on Saturday, cutting their score to a 74 on Sunday. Their two-day 153 total edged by two strokes the 155 tallied by Mt. Adams members Aaron Louis and Joe Razote (71-84). Finishing third in the second flight with a 160 was the Toppenish duo of Turk Holford and Leonard Rabanal (79-81).
Championship flight net division winners and runners-up (actual score minus handicap) included Juan Guerrero and Trini Madrigal (127.75), and Don Fisher and Jack Syverson (128).
Second flight net division winners and runners-up were Jason Eberle and Eli Gonzalez (120.5), Kim Parker and Tom Wheeler (130.25), Monty Carl and Ron Storkel (130.25), and Hank Besel and Lowell Leonard (130.25).