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Results July 5, 2024
It was a fairly hot and muggy one out there for sure. Seemed like the humidity dropped a bit toward the end. At least there was no threat of storms. Allinall, not a bad night, as evidenced by some of the scores.
Thanks again to Dan Richardson for filling in. It is always appreciated Dan. Tim, I apologize for putting you in a foursome with 3 Dans. That had to be a little confusing at times.
Further evidence of the favorable playing conditions is the fact that no one’s handicap went up after this round. In fact, 9 handicaps went down, with the remaining 7 staying the same.
Three players earned some gross skins out there, starting with Tommy taking 3 skins with his birdie at the par 3 third hole. Dan Fusco was next up, garnering 2 skins with a birdie at the par 5 fifth hole. Finally, Mark took 2 skins with HIS birdie at the par 4 seventh hole. Well placed birdies gentlemen!
There was a plethora of net skins out there, once again starting with Tommy and his net doubleeagle at the 3^{rd} hole. Bette quickly followed with 1 skin with a net eagle at the next hole. Dan Fusco’s net eagle at the 5^{th} was also good for 1 skin, as was Pete’s net eagle at the 6^{th} hole. Mark’s birdie, net eagle at the 7^{th} earned him a net skin as well. Lastly, Bob took 2 skins with a net eagle at the final hole.
The top point earner on the night was veteran Hacker Bob, coming on strong with 6 full points and ½ points on each of the 3 remaining holes for a 7 ½  1 ½ win over Matt. Nice round Bob! Matt, not much you can do when your opponent fires up a 7underpar net score. Fortunately, we get to throw those low ones out soon.
Next up was the match between Dan Palmerino and Tim. Starting out with a split at the first hole and tying 4 holes altogether, you’d think this would be a close one. Unfortunately for Tim, Dan took all but one of the remaining holes, with Tim’s only full point coming at the final hole, and a 63 win for Dan. What can I say Tim? As with Matt, it’s tough to beat someone shooting a 5under net round.
The next 3 matches all ended at 54.
First up, in a round highlighted by a birdie for each player, we have a match between two buzzsaws, as Mark fired his own 5under net, only to have Tom do him one better going 6under. Mark took the first hole handily, but then Tom made a 3hole run followed by two halves to get to 2up through 6. Mark took the next 2 holes to square the match up going to the final hole, where it was Tommy edging out the win by 1 stroke. Nice rounds both of you!
Next up we have the matchup between Dave and Sue. Both players fired the same net score, and the match was all square after the 6^{th} hole. It was Sue finishing strong to win the final hole for the goahead point. Way to persevere Sue!
The last match in this category was the only match with no halved holes. Despite playing from the 10^{th} fairway, Brian took the first hole to start the match. Pete came right back with a win at the 2^{nd} hole to knot the match up. It then appeared as though Brian was going to run away with the match as he ran up the next 3 points. But Pete returned the favor by taking the NEXT 3 points, again squaring the match up going into the final hole. Ultimately it was Brian for the win with a 1 stroke differential at the 9^{th} hole. Nice match guys!
The remaining 3 matches all ended in ties.
First up here was the match between Marty and Jim. It was mostly advantage to Marty, as he would take a 1up lead 3 times during the round, only to have Jim square the match back up, which he did for the last time at the final hole. Well fought!
Next up was Bette vs Andy. For the first six holes, this was one of those backandforth matches, with Bette taking a 1up lead after the 6^{th} hole. Halves at the next 2 holes meant Andy needed to win the final hole outright to tie the match. It came down to some dicey putts for both players on the last hole. An unfortunate 3putt by Bette opened the door for Andy to take the hole and knot the match. Always a fun matchup Bette! It should be noted that over the 10 years that these two players have had matches, each has won 4 times and they have tied twice (including this year’s match). What do you say Bette? Next year? Best out of 11?
The final tied match came in the final matchup of the day, with Dan Richardson getting to an early 2up lead over Dan Fusco. Dan F cut into the lead with a birdie at the 5^{th} hole, and then again to square the match up with a par to Dan R’s double at the 7^{th}. A double by Dan F at the 8^{th} gave Dan R the 1up lead again going into the final hole. Par for Dan F there won him the hole and knotted the match at the end. Nice round Dan. Nice round Dan.
The only change in the top 5 here is the breakup of the 1^{st} place tie between Dan Fusco and Mark. Dan has moved into the lead by 1 ½ points. Mark moves to 2^{nd}, followed still by Tom, Andy and Marty in 3^{rd}5^{th}.
Dan Fusco holds the lead here as well, followed by Andy in 2^{nd}. Mark moved up from 4^{th} to 3^{rd}, nudging Tim down to 4^{th}, followed by Bob, making a giant leap up the standings from 11^{th} to 5^{th}. Nice round Bob!
37 – Mark
38  Andy
41 – Dan Fusco
29 – Bob
30 – Tom
31 – Mark, Dan Palmerino
It was Pete’s turn to go the distance this week, outlasting Brian for the top points and the gloves. Well done Pete! Meanwhile, Dan Fusco is still leading the seasonlong portion of the contest.
Three birdies were made during this round.
#3 – Tommy
#5 – Dan Fusco
#7 – Mark
After a shaky start, where the sheet for tracking both CTPs somehow became soaked and unusable, we did manage to have a couple of contenders. While there is no record of what shots were used, I can only guess that either player could have hit the green outside of the 25’ mark, and then 1putted to their distance, or, they could have missed the green entirely and chipped to their distance. Either way, managing to get to 2’ 10” (Jim) and 6” (Dan) was impressive! Therefore, the first trial of the NET CTP goes to Dan Richardson, at 0’ 6”. Well done!
Recording his second CTP of the season with a shot 3” closer than his previous win, was Dan Fusco at 13’ 2”. Well done Dan!
Week # 
Player 
Hole # 
Prize $ 
Distance 
1 
Jim 
3 
$10 
15’ 1” 
2 
Bob 
14 
$10 
6’ 1” 
3 
Mark 
6 
$10 
22’ 1” 
4 
Marty 
17 
$10 
17’ 1” 
5 
Mark 
3 
$10 
8’ 4” 
6 
Bette 
14 
$10 
15’ 5” 
7 
Tim 
6 
$10 
8’ 1” 
8 
Dan F 
17 
$10 
13’ 5” 
MID 
N/A 
14 
$10 
N/A 
9 
Dan F 
3 
$15 
13’ 2” 
10 

17 
$10 

11 


$10 

12 


$10 

13 


$10 

14 


$10 

15 


$10 

TBD 


$10 
