Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report on the Friday, June 15, golf tournament played at the Red Hawk Golf Club in Temecula.

The cool, cloudy morning gave way to a sunny afternoon. The course was in good shape with tiered greens.

Bill Ragland (course handicap 15) and Bob Stearns (22) tied for first place with net 71s; Gary Leong (16) took third with a net 74; Jim Crandall (11) took fourth with a net 76; and Chuck Alkire (11) and Dan Slattery (26) tied for fifth with net 77s.

Of the closest-to-the-pin contests on the four par 3s, Chris Kramer won on hole no. 4, Stearns won on no. 8, Alkire won on no. 12, and Leong won on no. 17.

Here are the year-to-date point standings for the 2011-2012 season:

Place Golfer Points
1 Stearns 25.25
3 Leong 21.5
2 Ragland 19
4 tied Alkire 17.50
John McAndrews 17.50
6 Crandall 17.33
7 John Brower 15.75
8 Slattery 15
9 Pete Capparelli 14.83
10 Robert Priefer 13.83
11 Bill Sanborn 12.75
12 Les Widerynski 12.5
13 John LoGiudice 10.75
14 Wayne Sleme 9.5
15 Gary Brown 3.5
16 Greg Piersol 2
17 Mona Gutierrez-Portales 1.50
18 Kramer 1
19 tied Dale Calderon .5
Mike Feyder .5
Deborah Gmeiner .5
Mike McGerr .5
Ryan Righetti .5

The competition will be fierce in next month’s tournament, as players scramble to get into the top eight to qualify for the playoffs for club champion. The match play playoffs are held in August, September and October. The club champion goes on to play in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Tournament of Club Champions in December.

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. In addition, one-half point is awarded to everyone who participates.

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