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August 07, 2012 9:39 am

Brothers battle it out

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With a crowd watching on, West Hernandez putts for the win in the 2012 Powell Golf Club Championship on Sunday. West defeated brother Wade Hernandez by two strokes for the title. With a crowd watching on, West Hernandez putts for the win in the 2012 Powell Golf Club Championship on Sunday. West defeated brother Wade Hernandez by two strokes for the title. Tribune photo by Toby Bonner

West Hernandez edges wade for golf club title

West Hernandez capitalized on brother Wade Hernandez’s misfortune over the final two holes to capture the 2012 Powell Golf Club championship title on Sunday. West fired rounds of 70 and 69 during the two-day event to score a two-stroke margin of victory and reclaim the club title that he last held in 2010.

West Hernandez had started Sunday’s final round with a one-stroke lead over his brother and a five-stroke cushion over defending club champion Zane Bushnell. While the defending club champ was never able to make up the ground during Sunday’s closing round, the Hernandez brothers found themselves deadlocked with two holes to play. That’s when disaster struck for Wade.

Wade carded a double-bogey five on the challenging 215-yard, par 3 17th hole at the Powell Golf Club, but still had a window of opportunity open when West was forced to mark a bogey on his scorecard.

Leading by one, West found the fairway with his tee shot on the 436-yard, par 4 18th. Wade’s drive drifted left, coming to rest in a tree. He was forced to take an unplayable lie, effectively ending his chance at the club title once West’s wedge from 138 yards settled safely onto the green.

Wade eventually bogeyed the 18th. West completed a two-putt par for his final two-stroke margin of victory.

A complete list of prize

winners from the weekend:

Championship flight, low gross — 1. West Hernandez 139, 2. Zane Bushnell 148, 3. Mike Bohlman 158.

Championship flight, low net — 1. Wade Hernandez 139, 2. Shawn Warner 142, 3. Rich Olmsted 143.

Women, low gross — 1. Karen Holcombe 169, 2. Laurie Lee 171.

Women, low net — 1. Dana Ladd 140, 2. Mary Jo Lewis 143.

Seniors, low gross — 1. Doug Long 155, 2. John Lafko 162, 3. Jerry Herweyer 171.

Seniors, low net — 1. Rick Norberg 142, 2. Tracy Copenhaver 144, 3. Marc Saylor 145.

Seniors, first flight, low gross — Ken Rochlitz 161.

Seniors, first flight, low net — Tony Waller 148.

Good Ol’ Boys

For their game of the week, the Good Ol’ Boys counted one net score on par 5 holes, two net scores on the par 4s and three net scores on the par 3s toward the team score. Winning was the foursome of Joe Bailey, Ross Albin, Jerry Linsdau and a blind draw fof Bob Mason’s scorecard. The group carded a score of 115.

One stroke back in runner-up position were Tony Waller, Bob Mason, Howard Whitlock and the blind draw of Paul Devoss’ scorecard. Third place went to Lloyd Snyder, Bud Linton, Paul Devoss and Bob Gallagher with a score of 118.

Bob Mason and Jerry Linsdau shared low gross honors with identical 18-hole scores of 85. Bud Linton’s 67 blistered the course for low net honors.

Linton also had one of the day’s two deuces as he needed just two strokes to get home on hole 15. Bob Mason had the day’s other deuce, carding it on hole 4.

Thursday Follies

A total of 16 players showed for Stableford competition last Thursday. Amassing a team score of 118 points was the victorious foursome of Laurie Lee, Susan Esquivel, Jerry Linsdau and Bud Linton.

Two points back was the group of Lloyd Snyder, Ken Rochlitz, Wes Metzler and Sherry Nelson. The foursome also won skins on holes 15 and 17.

The team of Jim Turk, Ross Albin, Kay Copenhaver and Jan Bailey came away with the hole 1 skin for the day.

Low men’s gross score was carded by Ken Rochlitz with an 81. Wes Metzler had the men’s low net with a 67.  The low women’s gross round was fired by Laurie Lee with an 86. Karla Rochlitz had the low women’s net score for the day with a 74.

Ken Rochlitz owned two of the day’s birdies, finishing under par on holes 4 and 7. Bob Gallagher was the only other golfer to beat par, achieving the feat on hole 14.

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