YAKIMA - Another top finish at the most recent stop on the 2010 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour has Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team sitting comfortably atop the leader board.
Shooting for a fourth consecutive senior tour championship, Black Rock Creek has amassed 87 points in the 2010 standings. The Pendleton Country Club team is four and a half points back of the leaders in second place. Columbia Point is a distant third in the team standings with 74.5 points.
By placing first at last week's senior tour competition staged at Yakima's Apple Tree Golf Resort, Black Rock Creek earned 15 team points. The Pendleton Country Club and Columbia Point squads tied for second last week, each coming away with 13 and a half team points.
Leading the Sunnyside-area golf team at Apple Tree was Grandview's Akira Nozaka. He fired a 6-over-par 78. Teammates Tom Diener and Gene McIntire had the next two lowest scores from among the Black Rock Creek contingent with rounds of 82 and 84, respectively.
In the net scoring column at last week's competition, Wally Flores shot furthest below his established handicap. He was five strokes below his scoring average, carding a net 67. Also shooting sub-par net rounds (actual score minus handicap) were Black Rock Creek's Bob Barker and Bernie Schutt with scores of 68 and 70, respectively.
The next senior tour competition is scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, at Columbia Point in the Tri-Cities. Senior golfers from Black Rock Creek have until Monday, July 5, to sign up for the competition.