TOPPENISH - Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team benefited big time with the addition of Chris Indall to its roster. Competing at last week's Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour stop at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club, Indall walked away with low gross of field honors by carding a 2-over-par 74.
Indall, a Tri-Cities golfer, is a regular at the Meadow Springs Country Club.
Also shooting a sub-80 round for the Black Rock Creek team last week at Toppenish was Grandview's Akira Nozaka. He was five strokes back of Indall with a 7-over-par 79. Teammates Gene McIntire and Tom Diener added rounds of 82 and 85, respectively.
In the net scoring column at the Mt. Adams senior tour competition (actual score minus handicap), Eli Gonzales paced Black Rock Creek by shooting six strokes below his scoring average. He had a net-66. Also finishing below their established handicaps were Black Rock Creek's Pete Laverman, Max Wickham and Bernie Schutt with handicap-aided rounds of 69, 70 and 71, respectively.
The host Mt. Adams Country Club team won top honors last week with an aggregate score of 722. Four shots back with a 726, earning runner-up honors in the process, was Black Rock Creek. The Columbia Point Golf Course team was a distant third with an aggregate total of 754.
Black Rock Creek, seeking a fourth consecutive senior tour title, currently sits atop the 2010 points standings. The Sunnyside-area team has amassed 115 points, followed by the Pendleton Country Club team with 107 points. Columbia Point is in third place in the standings with 102.5 points.
The next Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour competition is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Moses Pointe in Moses Lake. Senior golfers from Black Rock Creek have until Monday, Aug. 2, to sign up for the competition in the local pro shop.