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Black Rock Creek still atop senior

KENNEWICK - A second-place finish at last week's stop on the 2010 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour keeps the Black Rock Creek team atop the standings.

The Sunnyside-area team, seeking a fourth consecutive senior tour title, has tallied 144 points thus far this summer. The Pendleton Country Club and Columbia Point squads sit in second place in the tour standings with 129.5 points apiece.

In notching a runner-up finish in last week's senior tour competition, staged at Kennewick's Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Black Rock Creek posted a team score of 742. Only the host Canyon Lakes team finished with a lower score, shooting a 721.

Scott Andrews led Black Rock Creek to the second-place finish last week. He earned low net of field honors by carding a round six strokes below his scoring average...a net 66 (actual score minus handicap). Andrews also walked away with KP honors on the par-3, 17th hole by sticking his tee shot closer to the pin than any of the other competitors. That earned him a $35 payout.

The only other Black Rock Creek golfer to score under his established handicap was Max Wickham. He netted a handicap-aided 69.

Black Rock Creek's Chris Indall also enjoyed a spectacular outing last week. He had the second low round on the day from the 126-player field, shooting an even-par 72. Seven shots back of him with a 79 was teammate Tom Diener.

The one other highlight last week for Black Rock Creek came on the par-4, ninth hole, when Mike Nichols drained his lengthy approach shot for an eagle.

The next senior golf tour competition is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Moses Lake Golf & Country Club. Black Rock Creek golfers who want to play that day are asked to sign up in the local pro shop no later than Thursday, Aug. 26.

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