Gary Brown, winner of the July Palms to Pines monthly tournament. Photo by Jim Crandall

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report on the Friday, July 20, golf tournament played at the Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club.


The day was hot and so was Gary Brown (course handicap 16), who won the tourney with a net 63. He also won the low gross score prize with a 79.

Greg Piersol (15), also was on fire, coming in second with a net 66. John McAndrews (38) took third with a net 70, and Chuck Alkire (13) and Robert Priefer (24) tied for 4th with net 71s.

The four closest-to-the-pin contests were won by Gary Leong, Les Widerynski, Bill Sanborn and Piersol.

This was the final competition of the 2011-12 season, so the top eight point finishers will compete in match-play playoffs during August, September and October to determine the Club Champion. The champion goes on to play in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Tournament of Club Champions in December.

Pairings for the first round of playoffs

  • Bob Stearns vs. Robert Priefer
  • Gary Leong vs. John Brower
  • John McAndrews vs. Jim Crandall
  • Chuck Alkire vs. Bill Ragland

Here are the final point standings for the 2011-2012 season:

Place Golfer Points
1 Stearns 25.75
2 Leong 22
3 McAndrews 21
4 tied Alkire 19.50
Ragland 19.50
6 Crandall 17.88
7 Brower 16.25
8 Priefer 15.83
9 Slattery 15.5
10 Pete Capparelli 15.33
11 Sanborn 13.25
12 Les Widerynski 13
13 John LoGiudice 10.75
14 tied Wayne Sleme 10
Brown 10
16 Piersol 6.5
17 Mona Gutierrez-Portales 1.50
18 Chris Kramer 1
19 tied Dale Calderon .5
Mike Feyder .5
Deborah Gmeiner .5
Mike McGerr .5
Ryan Righetti .5

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.
If you are interested in joining the club or playing as a guest, please contact Jim Crandall at [email protected] (951) 265-5732, or Pete Capparelli at [email protected] (951) 452-5552.