The Villages - ILN
February 25, 2018

Exactly one year after our first visit to The Villages Golf and Country Club in San Jose, the club made a return visit for an Individual Low Net event. Last year the course had suffered from the rain and flooding that hit San Jose during the wet 2017 winter. Fortunately, this year's tournament enjoyed light breezes and shirt sleeve temparatures. The 36 players who signed up were grouped into three flights with the first flight playing from the white tees. The second and third flight played from the shorter gold tees which might explain some of the impressive scores.

In the First Flight, low gross went to guest Adam Fink with a 79. Adam is a former member, who will be rejoining the club once the new Baylands Golf Course opens. Kevin Yamada captured low net with a one-over 73 with John Frykland and Doug Marinkovich sharing second place just a shot behind.

The round of the day and perhaps the year was turned in by Ray Coler in the second flight. Playing to an 18 handicap, Ray shot a 78 to take low gross and post the best score of the day. The saying is "horses for courses" and Ray certainly fits those words. He also won low gross at The Villages last year.

Ross Erickson, who's been working on his game of late, showed the results of his practice sessions by posting a net 64 for low net. Jim Schenkel continued his recent great play with a 66 for second low net while Keith Arends and Marshall Armstrong shared third place at 68.

In the third flight, Dan McNulty shot an 88 to capture low gross while Gordy Cole took low net with a 65. Jack Purcell was second low net at 68 with Trevor Heathorn just a shot behind in third place.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks for coming out to enjoy the great weather.

John Frykland, Webmaster

First Flight (The Dustins)
Place Player Gross Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Gross Adam Fink (guest) 79   40  
1st Net Kevin Yamada   73 40 40
2nd Net Doug Marinkovich   74 28* 24
  John Frykland   74 20* 24
* Card Playoff - Marinkovich gets money at PAGC, Frykland gets gift card at The Villages
Second Flight (The Jordans)
Place Player Gross Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Gross Ray Coler 78   40 40
1st Net Ross Erickson   64 40 40
2nd Net Jim Schenkel   66 28 28
3rd Net Keith Arends   68 10 10
  Marshall Armstrong   68 10 10
Third Flight (The Bubbas)
Place Player Gross Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Gross Dan McNulty 88   40 40
1st Net Gordy Cole   65 40 40
2nd Net Jack Purcell   68 28 28
3rd Net Trevor Heathorn   69 20 20
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