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Local seniors second in scoring at Desert Aire

MATTAWA - The host Desert Aire team captured top honors at last week's stop on the 2011 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf tour. Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek squad finished second in the team scoring.

Pacing Black Rock Creek to the runner-up finish last week was Chris Indall, who carded an even-par 72. He and Kent Potts tied for low individual round on the day.

Eight shots back of Indall was teammate Al Sandlin with an 8-over-par 80. Black Rock Creek's Doug Veach and Rick Mitoff each posted an 83.

In the net scoring column (actual score minus handicap), three Black Rock Creek linksters fired rounds under their established handicaps. They included Mark Drollinger, Pete Laverman and Bernie Schutt with handicap-aided rounds of 69, 71 and 71, respectively.

Picking up gross skins in last Wednesday's competition were Black Rock Creek's Dennis Petrea and Loran Hancock. Each skin was worth a pay day of $117. Petrea also earned a net skin on the same hole he picked up a gross skin, worth another $58.

Black Rock Creek's KP winner on No. 3 was Indall. He received $39 for being closest to the pin with his tee shot.

Black Rock Creek, seeking a fifth consecutive senior golf tour title, currently sits atop the 2011 standings with 114 points. Columbia Point of the Tri-Cities is in second place with 105 points.

With eight competitions having already been staged this summer, there are six stops left on the 2011 tour. The next contest is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Moses Point near Moses Lake. Local golfers have until Monday, Aug. 1, to sign up in the Black Rock Creek pro shop if they want to compete on Aug. 3.

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