PENDLETON, ORE. - A 6-over-par 78 carded by Rick Mitoff propelled the Sunnyside-area Black Rock Creek team to a share of second-place honors at the next to the last stop on the 2012 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.
Playing the Wildhorse Resort & Casino course near Pendleton, Ore. last Wednesday, Mitoff fired the low individual round for the Black Rock Creek squad. Two shots back of him with an 8-over-par 80 was teammate Tom Diener.
Diener, currently carrying a handicap of 11, netted a team-low 69. Also shooting a handicap-aided 69 for the Sunnyside squad was Troy Monholland, a 13-handicapper who enjoyed a round of 82 last Wednesday.
Also scoring well at the Pendleton course were Black Rock Creek's Gene McIntire with an 81 and Mike Wagner with an 84. On the net side, Black Rock Creek's Eli Gonzales and Les Schreiber each posted handicap-aided 73's.
In side-game action last week, Gonzales claimed a gross skin on No. 2, worth $32; and Monholland earned the same payout for a gross skin on No. 15. Black Rock Creek's Doug Hall earned a payout of $37 for KP honors on the par-3 eighth hole.
The low scoring team at Wildhorse was the Columbia Point squad with an aggregate total of 741 strokes. Black Rock Creek and the Pendleton Country Club tied for second with team scores of 752.
With just one competition remaining on the 2012 senior tour, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Tri-City Country Club, Black Rock Creek is atop the points standings in search of its sixth consecutive title. Local golfers who want to compete for Black Rock Creek on Oct. 3 have until Monday, Oct. 1, to sign up in the local pro shop.