Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Sept. 19, golf tournament in conjunction with the semi-final round of playoffs for the club championship. Play was at the Temecula Creek Golf Club on the Creek to Stonehouse courses.
It was a beautiful day and the course was in excellent shape.
In the semi-final playoffs, Pete Capparelli, the second seed, (course handicap 22) shot a net 72 to beat John LoGiudice, the fifth seed, (20) who shot a net 81. And top seed John Brower (10) shot a 72 to beat Bill Ragland (15), the third seed, who shot a 78.
So the two top seeds of the 2013-14 season meet later this month. The winner of Brower vs. Capparelli will be the club champion.
The club champ will represent Palms to Pines Golf in the Southern California Tournament of Club Champions in December.
In this month’s regular tourney, Lee Lanfried (24) shot a net 69 to take first place; second was a three-way tie between Brower (10), Capparelli (22) and Barry Wallace (13), all with net 72s, and Don DePalma (41) was alone in fifth place with a net 73.
The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were Les Widerynski, Ragland, Lanfried and Brower.
The year-to-date point standings of the 2014-15 season, which runs from August 2014 through July 2015 are:
Place Golfer Points
1 Lee Lanfried 12
2 Bill Ragland 6
3 John Brower 5
4 tied Pete Capparelli 4
Barry Wallace 4
6 Ray Rickards 3.5
7 tied Jim Crandall 1.5
Scott Schroeder 1.5
9 tied Jerry Daquila 1
Don DePalma 1
Ken Garelick 1
David Heimenz 1
Pete Holzman 1
John LoGiudice 1
Lev Sanford 1
Barry Zander 1
17 tied Gary Brown .5
John McAndrews .5
Robert Priefer .5
Dan Slattery .5
Les Widerynski .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 top eight-point finishers of the year go into match-play playoffs for the club championship in August, September and October. A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments and have a handicap no greater than 24.4 in order 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.