PASCO - Chris Indall, simply put, had it going on at the opening stop on the 2011 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.
Playing at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course last Wednesday, Indall fired a 2-under-par 70 to best the 116-player field.
The sub-par round powered Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course team to a first-place finish at the first stop on this year's tour. The local linksters shot an aggregate 708, 12 strokes lower than the host Sun Willows club, which earned runner-up honors with a 720. The Columbia Point and Horn Rapids squads placed third and fourth, respectively, with scores of 743 abd 774,
Black Rock Creek is seeking a fifth consecutive Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour title.
Besides the low gross of the field round carded by Indall last week, Black Rock Creek also got the low net of the field round at Sun Willows. John Fleming turned in a handicap-aided, net-60.
Other Black Rock Creek team members shooting under their established handicaps included Bernie Schutt with a net-66, and Pete Laverman, Marty Drollinger and Don Williams with identical net-68's.
Along with the actual 70 posted by Indall, the Sunnyside team received efforts of 81 from Akira Nozaka, 83 from Randy Boast and 84 from Gene McIntire.
The next stop on this year's senior golf tour will be at the Pendleton Country Club in Oregon, slated for Friday, April 29. Local players who want to compete that day have until Monday, April 25, to sign up in the Black Rock Creek pro shop.