We had a small showing on Wednesday on one of the largest ace pools I can remember at Valley View. Usualy an ace is hit every week or every other, but this time the ace pool had carried over from 2 previous weeks. JD Cottrill hit an ace on Hole #7 and began celebrating. Many people herad it, and when I penalized him for excessive celebration from 2 holes away, he said I'll @#^&ing take the penalty! What makes this even funnier is that earlier in the day JD had posted on Facebook that he intended to hit the ace pool. I guess he was right! $114 later and he didn't even buy a drink for us at BW3 . . . it's ok JD you can catch us next time.
As for the Divisional Play:
In the Open Division we saw Terry tieing his best round of the Summer session (-15), Todd Farnham 3 strokes back at (-12) and Eddie Whitefeather and Dustin Skorupinski tie at (-11) for the last cash. With this win Terry jumps back into the lead over Brad Weber who had an off week.
In the Semi-Pro Division we saw the rest of the group get dominated by Mr. Mike Ellery who shot his best round in a while at Valley View Leagues(-12). 4 strokes back at (-8) were Kevin Boucher and Walt Zeismer and Lee Ireland at (-7) to take the last cash spot. That good finish for Lee vaults him intot he lead in Semi-Pro with Kyle Sparrow suffering a tough round this week. I expect him to bounce back next week.
In Advanced we saw Kyle Eisner shoot his best round (-9), JD Cottrill with his ace ended up in 2nd at (-8) and Anthony Perez, Matt Walczak, and Trevin Stager all shooting (-6). Keep it up gentlemen you will be in Semi Pro soon! Maybe sooner than you wish, but it is only fair.
In the Am division we saw newcomer Jake Walczak shoot a (-5) which is technically Semi-Pro worthy score. Since he is brand new to leagues, and he says his brother and nephew act very differently in league than they do during their casual rounds, I am giving him one more week before I place him in an appropriate division. Then we had a three way tie at (-2) with Al Gilgenbach, Greg Weber, and Tom Gabert.
We only had one junior this week Ethan Weber who had his best round at Valley View (+17). That was 10 shots better than his best round at leagues.
Int he Women's division we had a small showing with only Brianna, Loriena and Loretta. Brianna and Loriena tied at (+3) and will have to play off for the extra half point, which will alter the standings possibly. Nikki apparently felt comfortable enough with her lead that she stayed up at Sandy Point a little longer. I am excited to see how the Women's Division shakes out, this is by far the best competition we have seen in that division since I have been coming to league.
I will be at Valley View running leagues next week while Terry is at the World Championships and could again use a helper to move some baskets before league. I would like to have #2 moved back to the original position, and perhaps I will be able to get the new sleeves from Matt Atherton and get them installed on #5 and #6 to really shake up the course a bit!