Fabulous 47 ‘Wynns’ chamber golf tourney
With the help of an additional scoring mechanism, the foursome of Thurman Eddy, Darrell Eddy, John Marcini and Jim Ruger won the John Wynn Open golf tournament on Thursday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline.
The foursome finished with a 25-under-par 47 for the 18-hole tournament, which benefits the Tahoe-Douglas and South Lake Tahoe Chambers of Commerce. The group of Don Miner, Phil Weidinger, Dave Barnett and Steve Whiston, and the foursome of John Rice, Darrell Schue, Bob Bettencourt and Al Weinhold, tied for second with a 23-under 49.
The fundraiser event allowed groups to purchase a 10-foot strip of tape that contributed to lower than usual scores in a four-man, best ball scramble tournament. If a shot landed within 5 feet of the pin, players could measure a length of tape between their ball and the cup to get credit for the shot.
For example, if a group’s second shot on a par-4 hole landed 3 feet from the cup, a team could measure 3 feet of tape and be awarded a 2 instead of putting for a 3.
If a group decided to use the tape on a particular shot, it then had to tear off the portion used. Once the tape expired, groups no longer had the luxury of using the tape. The format led to some interesting scores.
The winning group only had one “4” on its scorecard and recorded eagles or birdies on the other 17 holes. A strip of 10 feet cost $10 if purchased separately, or $40 if purchased in a bag that contained other items such as mulligans and raffle tickets.
In the four closest-to-the-hole contests on the par-3s, Gary Midkiff won on No. 5 when he landed his tee shot 6 feet, 10 inches from the cup. Doug Rousse was closest on No. 7 (5 feet), Barnett on No. 12 (10 feet, 6 inches) and Thurman Eddy on No. 17 (1 foot, 10 inches).
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