PACIFIC GROVE, California (March 8, 2015) -- Jerry Ledzinski and partner Jeff Britton were tied with Russell Humphrey and James Watt of Lodi at the start of the day Sunday. Taking the tee on No. 1 at "The Poor Man's Pebble Beach," (with it's rare par-3, par-3 start) they got a good omen quickly, in the form of a Britton ace on the 2nd.
"You should have seen it," said Britton's partner Ledzinski. "It bounced a couple of times in front of the green and then rolled straight into the hole."
After birdies on the 4th and 5th holes, it looked like cruise control might have been turned on, but bogeys around PG's "Amen Corner" (the dogleg right par-4 eight and the long par-3 9th) made things interesting for the rest of the field. But the the winners quickly righted the ship with birdies at the 10th and 11th, then added two more for a 4-under back nine of 31 and a round of 64 and tournament total of 13-under 127.
For two years in a row, their consecutive rounds are 61-62-63-64.
Finishing tied for second in the Championship division were the teams of Johnny O'Leary and Larry O'Neill, Jason Anthony and Scott Watson, and Nick Sorensen and Michael Tolladay.
The Senior division saw the largest field size this year, and winners Casey Boyns (Monterey) and Mark Miller (Antioch) nearly matched the Championship winning score, posting 12-under 128 for the weekend.
Miller and Boyns had a clean card of 63 Sunday that had a total of ten 3s on it. After posting 3-under on the front nine, they birdied four in a row starting at the 11th, then parred their way home. Finishing behind them at 129 was the team of Ron Johnson and Dale Bouguennec. Frank Pieper and Neil Duffy took third at 9-under 131.
Vince Steele and Rob Vieira won a scorecard playoff for the Net division title over Charles Balisha and Brandon Murphy. Both teams posted 7-under par, to narrowly edge another three teams who posted 6-under 134. They were, John Kavanaugh and Todd Knapp, Darian Houde and Jim Peterson, and Sathvik Krishnamurthy and Jeff Lerner.
Special thanks go out to head pro Joe Riekena and the entire staff of Pacific Grove Golf Links for hosting us on such a beautiful weekend. Our next event is the California Medal Play, open to all age players (and including a Net division) on April 11-12 at the home course of AmateurGolf.com, Stevinson Ranch.
It's worth the trip from anywhere -- please register soon to ensure you get one of the on-site cottages.
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