TOPPENISH - A pair of 10-over-par 82's, carded by Scott Christen and Tom Diener, paved the way for the Black Rock Creek team to notch a third-place finish at the most recent stop on the 2012 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.
Staged at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club, the Tuesday, May 1, competition was the second of 13 stops on this year's tour.
Coupled with its second-place finish at the tour opener in Pasco in mid-April, the Black Rock Creek team is now tied atop the 2012 points standings with Westwood West of Yakima. The Sunnyside-area Black Rock Creek team is shooting for a sixth consecutive tour title.
In placing third at Toppenish last week, Black Rock Creek shot an aggregate 764. Westwood West finished second with a team score of 744, while the host Mt. Adams squad won the competition with a 739.
In tying for low individual honors from amongst the Black Rock Creek golfers, Christen's 82 afforded him low net of field honors. Carrying a handicap of 16, his net score of 66 was the lowest handicap-aided round of all 99 players competing at Mt. Adams last week.
Also shooting below their established handicaps were Black Rock Creek's Pete Laverman (97-69), Mike Stegeman (104-70) and Troy Monholland (88-71).
Besides the rounds of 82 carded by Christen and Diener, the Sunnyside-area team received an 86 from Bob Barker.
The lone gross skin picked up by a Black Rock Creek golfer last week came on the par-4, 15th, where Mike Wagner recorded a tweeter. The skin was good for a payout of $43.
The next stop on the Mid-Columbia Senior Golf tour is Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland, that competition scheduled for Wednesday, May 16. All local seniors who want to compete that day are asked to sign up in the Black Rock Creek pro shop no later than Monday, May 14.