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Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report on the Friday, July 8, golf tournament, played at the Temecula Creek Inn golf course, on the Stonehouse to Oaks links.

This is the last tourney of the season. These results helped determine the final top-eight point finishers, who begin the playoffs for the club championship in August, September and October.

The course was very challenging, especially the nine holes of the Stonehouse links. Many of the shots are blind, shooting uphill over a rise that prevents you from seeing the fairway. Also, narrow, sloping tree-lined hillsides were partnered with well-bunkered, fast greens.

Dave Robb (course handicap 14) took first place with a net 67. John Brower (11) took second with a 72. Crandall (16) took third with a 73, and there was a three-way tie for fourth among John LoGiudice (22), Lev Sanford (24) and Scott Schroeder (21), all with net 77s.

The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were Robb on Stonehouse 3, Brower on Stonehouse 5, Bob Baker on Oaks 3, and Barry Wallace on Oaks 6. Robb won the low-gross side pot with an 81.

The top eight players qualified for the stroke play elimination playoffs to determine the 2015-16 club champion. The playoffs will occur over the next three months.

The club champion will then go on to play in the Southern California Tournament of Club Champions in December.

The first round of the Palms to Pines Championship will have four pairs of golfers vying to advance to the semifinals. The initial pairings for the first round of the championship are:

1. Dave Robb (39.5 points) vs.

8. Pete Holzman (13.83 points)

3. Lee Lanfried (22.5 points) vs.

6. Barry Wallace (18.5 points)

2. Pete Capparelli (25.5 points) vs.

7. Bill Ragland (14.5 points)

4. John Brower (22 points) vs.

5. Jim Crandall (20.5 points)

Here are the year-to-date points:

PlaceGolferPoints

1 Dave Robb 39.5

2 Pete Capparelli 25.5

3 Lee Lanfried 22.5

4 John Brower 22

5 Jim Crandall 20.5

6 Barry Wallace 18.5

7 Bill Ragland 14.5

8 Pete Holzman 13.83

9 Barry Zander 13.33

10 John King 12.5

tied Bob Baker 12.5

12 David Hiemenz 11

tied Lev Sanford 11

14 Jerry Daquila 10

15 John LoGiudice 9.5

16 Ken Garelick 8.5

17 Don DePalma 5

tied Tom Flanagan 5

19 Gary Brown 4.5

tied Chris Kramer 4.5

21 Dale Calderon 4

22 Walt Reeves 2.5

tied Scott Schroeder 2.5

23 Robert Priefer 1.83

24 Mike Feyder 1

tied Tony Viola 1

Points are awarded at each tournament as follows: first place, 6 points; second place, 4 points; third place, 3 points; fourth place, 2 points; fifth place, 1 point. Also, one-half point is awarded to everyone who participates.

A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments to qualify for the playoffs.

The club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association and is sanctioned to establish SCGA handicaps for members.

If interested in joining the club or playing as a guest, contact Crandall at jim.crandall@verizon.net or 951-265-5732, or Capparelli at pete@capparelli.com or 951-452-5552.

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