Golf

Robert Priefer, winner of Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association’s January golf tournament. Photo courtesy of James Crandall
Robert Priefer, winner of Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association’s January golf tournament.
Photo courtesy of James Crandall

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Jan. 16, regular monthly golf tournament, held at the Cross Creek Golf Course in Temecula.

It was a beautiful day and the tough course was in good shape.

Robert Priefer (course handicap 25) shot a net 71 to take first place. Second was Barry Wallace (11) with a net 73. Jerry Daquila (23) and Lev Sanford (23) tied for third with net 75s and John Brower (10) was fifth with a net 77.

Closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were Ken Garelick on hole numbers 3 and 12, Sanford on hole number 8 and Priefer on hole 17.

Wallace won the low gross pot with an 84.

The December tournament was held at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto.

Pete Holzman (13) was the winner with a net 70. Behind him and in second was Scott Schroeder (22) with a 71. John King (22) took third with a 73; Sanford (22) was fourth with a 74; and Crandall (11) took fifth with a 75.

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 14

tied Dave Robb 14

3 John Brower 13.5

4Barry Wallace10.5

5 Gary Brown10

6 Bill Ragland9.5

7 Pete Holzman 9

8 Pete Capparelli 8.5

9 Robert Priefer 7.5

tied Lev Sanford 7.5

11 Scott Schroeder 6.5

12 Jim Crandall 6

13 Jerry Daquila 5

14 John King 4

15 John LoGiudice 3.5

16 Don DePalma 3

17 Ken Garelick 2.5

tied David Heimenz 2.5

Chris Kramer 2.5

20 Chuck Alkire 1.5

tied Les Widerynski 1.5

Barry Zander 1.5

23 Mike Feyder .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. Also, 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 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 [email protected] or 951-265-5732, or Capparelli at pe[email protected] or 951-452-5552.