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Lower Valley seniors runners-up at Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE - Playing through miserable weather conditions, the Sunnyside-area Black Rock Creek team scored a runner-up finish at last week's stop on the 2012 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.

The Tuesday, June 26, competition was held at Moses Lake Golf Course, a par-71 layout that stretches 6,436 yards from the tips.

Because of the inclement weather only two of the 10 teams present last week had enough players finish their rounds to qualify for team points in the 2012 standings.

The other team besides Black Rock Creek to post a team score was Columbia Point, which placed first with an aggregate score of 799. Black Rock Creek had a team total of 816 strokes for the second-place finish.

Black Rock Creek's Chris Indall claimed low gross of field honors from among the 76 players competing last week, although his score was not provided.

Black Rock Creek teammate Akira Nozaka had the second lowest round from among the Lower Valley squad, shooting an 11-over-par 82.

The "net" leaders for Black Rock Creek last week (actual score minus handicap) included Terry Ostrander, Jim Leighty and Bob Lambert with handicap-aided rounds of 75, 79 and 80, respectively.

Picking up gross skins that day were Black Rock Creek's Wally Flores and Gene McIntire. Flores birdied the par-3, 11th hole and McIntire knocked down a tweeter on No. 14, also a par-3 hole. Each gross skin was worth $35.

Black Rock Creek - with two first-place finishes, three runner-up performances and a third-place showing to its credit through the first six competitions of the season - sits atop the 2012 senior tour points standings. The Lower Valley squad is in search of its sixth consecutive tour title.

The next stop on the 2012 tour is at Columbia Point in the Tri-Cities, slated for Wednesday, July 11. Local seniors who plan to compete that day have until Monday, July 9, to sign up in the Black Rock Creek pro shop.

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