Golf

Fore You for week of August 31

Happenings around the Valley for local golfers

A weekly look at happenings around the Valley for local golfers, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to billfinn71@yahoo.com or sports@fresnobee.com.

Upcoming events

Sept. 5-6, Kings County Golf Classic at Lemoore GC

Sept. 5-7, Dragonfly GC’s Outlaw Cup Championship, men’s, women’s and handicap flights

Sept. 12-13, Visalia City Amateur Championship at Valley Oaks GC

Sept. 14, U.S. Men’s/Women’s Mid Am Championship Qualifying at Castlewood CC

Sept. 17, NCGA Net Amateur Championship Qualifier at Sunnyside CC

Airways GC

Results: Aug. 15 tournament, closest to pin No. 5 – 1, Jim Anderson 6-3.5; 2, Bob Freitas 13-6; 3, Mark Duerksen 13-7. Closest to pin No. 7 – 1, David Serna 8-4, 2, Jim Anderson 10-5, 3, Roger Serrano 11-4.5; Closest to pin No. 9 – 1, Frank Carr 35-3; 2, Jim Anderson 35-6; 3, Michael Hinds 55-10. Closest to pin No. 11 – 1, David Serna 11-6; 2, Michael 17-11; 3, Sonny Freitas 24-2. Closest to the pin No 15: 1, Tony Higuera 21-8; 2, Tony Higuera 21-8; 3, Duke Weaver 33-0. Net scores – Flight 1: 1, Tony Higuera 59; 2, Frank Carr 63; 3, tie, Dalton Hartman & Mark Duerksen 65; 5, Walt Butler 67; 6, Al Esparza 68; 7, Chad Radford 68; 8, Tom Esparza 68; 9, Michael A. Hinds 70; 10, Sonny Freitas 72. Flight 2: 1, Cody Armstrong 59; 2, Mark Gardner 63; 3, Jorge Barba 64; tie 4, Bob Freitas, Ralph D Graham & Ray Villa 66; 7, David Serna 67; 8, Don Boline 69; 9, Charles Seals 75; 10, Duke Weaver 88. Flight 3: 1, Ronald R Heinz 62; 2, Leland Miller 63; 3, Garry Elliott 64; 4, Leon Lake 65; tie 5, Roger Serrano & Stephen Guthrie 67; 7, Jesse Marquez 70; 8, Kelly O'Boylan 73; 9, Gary L Pierson 82.

August 15-16, Fresno Airways Golf Club Club Championship, 36-hole stroke play, Championship Flight (gross scores) 1, Dalton Hartman 68-66-134; 2, Sonny Freitas 72-67-139; 3, Tony Higuera 67-73-140; 4, Jim Anderson 70-77-147; 5, Chad Radford 73-77150; 6, Walt Butler 71-84-155; 7, Bob Freitas 80-78-158; 8, Jorge Barba 82-83165. Net Flight – 1, Mark Gardner 63-57-120; 2, Ray Villa 66-59-125; 3, Cody Armstrong 60-66-126; 4, Michael Hinds 70-62-132; 5, David Serna 68-64-132; 6, Frank Carr 63-70-133; 7, Ralph Graham 66-69-135; 8, Kelly O'Boylan 74-64-138; 9, Alonso Barba 71-68-139; 10, Don Boline 70-74-144; 11, Duke Weaver 89-85-174. Senior Flight – 1, Roger Serrano 66-67-133; 2, Stephen Guthrie 67-70-137; 3, Pete Arguijo 76-63-139; 4, Al Ezparza 68-72-140; 5, Charles Seals 75-70-145.

Upcoming: Sept. 19, The Club Fun Day Tournament ; Oct 17, The Ray Forrester Open Charitypalooza Tournament; Nov. 21, The Gobble Gobble Turkey Shoot Tournament.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Sept. 1, Belmont Ladies’ B Team tournament, 9:30 a.m. tee time; Sept. 3, Belmont CC will host SIR Branch No. 159 Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun tee time; Sept. 4, Belmont CC will host Napa Auto Parts 2015 golf tournament, 8 a.m. tee time; Sept. 4, Belmont CC’s Dinner and Bingo Night, 6:30 p.m.

Bluff Pointe Golf Center

Ongoing: “Wednesday Walkers” 18 holes for $11 per player, nine holes for $9 per player (only applies for walker on any Wednesday throughout the summer). For full details, call 559-275-0600.

Caltrans D-5 GC

Upcoming: Sept. 12, Four-person, two-best ball member/guest tournament at Cypress GC, 12:30 p.m.; Sept. 13, two-person, one-best ball member/guest tournament at Monarch Dunes GC, 10 a.m.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Results: 2015 Fall Series Kick-off Tournament on Aug. 23 at Riverside GC. Boys 18-19 – 1, Chris Wallers 49. Boys 15-17 – 1, tie, Adam Stone, Xavier Coreno 38; 3, Connor Ahlin 40; 4, Paolo Campo 41; 5, Jacob Miller 42; 6, James Winton 47; 7, Matthew Hunter 49; 8, Matthew Hadley 51. Boys 12-14 – 1, Aidan McGowan 44; 2, Darnell Campo 46; 3, Edward Graveline 47; 4, Trace Mathias 48; 5, Hunter Atkinson 49; 6, Russell Cline 53. Boys 9-11 – 1, Samuel Stagno 39; 2, Chase Weiner 42; 3, tie, Aaron Parayno, Tristin Hermosillo 43; 5, Nick Jones 58; 6, Brandon Murphy 60; 7, Hogan Castro 61. Girls 15-17 – 1, Alexis Fowlkes 39 (including hole-in-one on par-3, No. 5); 2, Serena Dimauro 41; 3, Natalie Kovacevich 48; 4, Jill Jones 53; 5, Taylor Preston 57. Girls 12-14– 1, Hannah Steagall 47; 2, Rylee Santiago 54. Girls 9-11 – 1, Torrie Bowman 42; 2, Naomi Stagno 56; 3, Caydence Bowman 61.

Upcoming: Visit www.cvjrgolf.com or text Pamela at 559-269-6369 for information on next tournament.

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: Sept. 12-13, Two-day tournament at Dragonfly GC. Sep. 12 shotgun tee time begins at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., Norm Wiens 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Sept. 1, Comquest 2015 tournament; Sept. 2, Senior Tournament; Sept. 3, Ladies Tournament; Sept. 4, Fabibian Golf outing; Sept. 5-7, 2015 Outlaw Cup golf tournament.

Eagle Springs G&CC

Upcoming: Sep. 24-26, 2015 Eagle Springs Classic.

Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.

Exeter GC

Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Tuesdays couples scotch, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9; Saturday scrambles, 1 p.m.; Women’s club tournaments every second Saturday, 9 a.m.; Men’s club tournaments every third Saturday of month, 8:30 a.m.

Fig Garden GC

Ongoing: Summer Special, Monday-Friday, $44 per person, after 11:30 a.m. includes green fee, cart rental and two Bridgestone FG logo golf balls. $34 per person, after 3:30 p.m. includes green fee, cart rental and two Bridgestone FG logo golf balls.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Monday-Friday, PGA West GC will host 2015 Senior National Finals. For full details and to sign up, contact Steve Neer, Tour Director Sacramento/Central California at (559) 360-2720 or sneer@gcamtour.com.

Lemoore GC

Ongoing: Ladies play for half-price every Saturday. … Junior Linkster golf clinics Saturdays at 10 a.m. ages 5 and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.

Upcoming: Sept. 5-6, Kings County Golf Classic, two-man best ball, gross and net payouts, horse race and long drive contests; $125 per player. To enter, send email to tomringer2003@yahoo.com; Sept. 8, SIR branches 175/179 shambles tournament, 8 a.m.; Oct. 23, fifth annual Monsignor O’Doherty Memorial Tournament, scramble format, $85 entry, Gary Rohde 559-707-7310 or Bob Clement 559-707-4876.

Len Ross Junior Golf Center

Ongoing: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave. Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Details, sign-ups 559-485-2724 or email jrgolf1188@aol.com or longjump72@yahoo.com.

Madera G&CC

Upcoming: Sep. 9, SIR Branch No. 159 4-man-2 Best Ball Shamble Tournament, 8 a.m.

Madera Muni GC

Ongoing: Revolution Membership $99.95, 7 days a week; $79.95 Monday-Thursday. Includes green fees at our other 7 golf courses, cart required. Unlimited cart additional $99.95/month at home course; unlimited range balls $19.95/month at home course; Junior membership (under 18) $100/year. Foot golf special, 18-hole foot golf for soccer-playing enthusiasts, $8 for adults, $4 for juniors.

Specials: Afternoon weekday special after 1 p.m. $25 per person includes green fee and cart, mention when calling for tee time; Foot Golf, 18 holes for soccer enthusiasts, $8 adults, $4 juniors.

Paso Robles GC

Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is now open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro-shop at 805-238-4722 or visit pasoroblesgolfclub.com for full details and to book a time.

Ridge Creek GC

Results: Club Championship Aug. 1-2. Championship Flight – 1st Gross, Mike Facciani 144; 2nd gross Trevor Spade 149 (won playoff); 3rd gross, Michael Chavez 149; 1st Net, Justin Daniel, 136. President’s Flight – 1st gross, Tony Villarreal 152; 2nd gross, Drew Alves 154; 3rd gross, Eloy Cavazos 156; 1st net, Jason Verdegaal 134; 2nd net, Joshua Gonzalez 137. First Flight – 1st gross, John Munnoch 160 (won playoff); 2nd gross, Ricky Tripp 160; 1st net, Nathen Faulkner 138. Second Flight – 1st gross, Scott Hernandez 170; 2nd gross, Chris Rojas 174; 1st Net, Isaac Muniz 136; 2nd net, Cory Dauer 142. Senior Flight – 1st gross, David Alvarez 139; 2nd gross, Kevin Spencer 141; 3rd gross, Scott Baker 152; 1st net, Waine Aalto 133; 2nd net, Tom Valenzuela 136; 3rd net, Ashok Patel 137.

Upcoming: Sept. 1 SIR Branch No. 169, Sept. 4-7, Folds of Honor Patriot Golf Days, $1 of all rounds played to be donated to Folds of Honor Foundation, purchase $5 raffle ticket to enter to win limited edition golf bag from Titleist.

Labor Day special: Holiday rates apply Sept. 7, also includes a sleeve of Titleist Pro Vs for tee times prior to twilight, $76 Public Daily Fee, cart included, Rewards members $56.

Riverside GC

Hole-in-one: Alexis Fowlkes aced the 130-yard No. 5 on Aug. 26.

Upcoming: Sept. 12, Riverside GC Men’s Club’s 2015 Club Championship.

Specials: $25 daily after noon. Includes green and cart fees, nvalid with any other offers;

Ongoing: Club 99, Riverside Exclusive program consists of a one year membership, at $35/month, includes $14.00 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls 1 hour before twilight. Call the pro-shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at playriverside.com for full details and to sign up.

Sawtooth GC

Results: Match Play Tournament. Round One – Leroy Bennett (16) 84 d. Steve Halsey (4) 73 3 and 2; Albert Kimble (21) 95 d. Jon Dias (13) 88 1 up (OT); Steve Lane (17) 89 d. Kevin Edmonds(18) 104 4 and 3; Mark Lambert (22) 94 d. Larry Lakey (20) 103 6 and 5; Jeff LaFleur (12) 75 d. Richard Barkley (18) 92 6 and 4; Allan McBride (8) 74 d. Jim Crawford (28) 94 1 up. Round 1.5 – Allan McBride (8) 72 d. Jeff LaFleur (12) 79 1 up. Round Two – Mark Lambert (22) d. Leroy Bennett (16) 1 up; Allan McBride (8) 74 d. Steve Lane (17) 93 4 and 2. Final – Allan McBride (8) 68 d. Mark Lambert (22) 90 6 and 5. Close-to-hole winners – No. 3 Steve Halsey 7-9; No. 13 Albert 22-0.

Upcoming: Sept. 13, SGC Medal Play Championship, register by Sept. 8 with Leroy Bennett for rules, tee times, fees, and other information, Woodlake Hardware 559-564-3367 or cell 559-679-1862.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: Sept. 11-12, Sherwood Cup Challenge; Sept. 20 4-Man Scramble, 59-787-2611.

Sierra Meadows CC

Ongoing: 11 a.m. Sunday gross and net skins game, $40 green fee and $20 buy-in.

Tulare GC

Upcoming: Sept. 11, Cal Poly Alumni Tournament benefiting scholarship fund, 12:30 p.m. shotgun Scramble, tularegolfcourse.com/tournaments.html

Ongoing: Monday’s Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount — ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday Buffet. ... Thursday mornings — Ladies’ Day. Tee times at 7:30 a.m. through August. Family Golf Special through August; Kids 12 and under play free, and ages 13 through 17 play for $5 — after 11 a.m. — when accompanied by a paid adult of your immediate family. Dinner at the Pitching Wedge Restaurant, $15 includes dessert, tax and tip. ... Scotch Couples 9-hole Crisscross Alternate Shot every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. tee times. ... Twilight Special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300, or tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html, for details.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: Sept. 12-13, Visalia City Amateur Championship, ladies, men’s and handicap flights, call pro shop for full details.

Yosemite Lakes GC

Hole-in-one: Sharon (Cargill) Hunsbarger aced lucky No. 13 in August using a pitching wedge, while back in February Mildred Tischmacher aced the 100-yard water hole using a 9 iron. These were the first holes-in-one for both.

Ongoing: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-hole tournament, tee off begins at 7:30 a.m.

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