Beautiful Skies for California Hickory Open Won by Steve Henneuse

Eddie Breeden reports:

Great Southern California weather prevailed for both days, with blue skies and mid-70 degree temps. The San Clemente Golf Club, a perfect-for-hickory golf course, was in great shape. The course plays along the Pacific Ocean, treating players with stunning views throughout.

Saturday was the Scramble day. Here’s how the seven teams fared:

1st Place – Willie Park Team (65) – Buck Barrie, Steve Henneuse, Bob Keeler
2nd Place – Gene Sarazen Team (66) – Mike Kosich, Dana Niehaus, John Sweeney, Mark Wille (scorecard playoff)
3rd Place – Walter Hagen Team (66) – Matt Nelson, Kurt Olsen, Michael Scott, Kris Surano
4th Place – Harry Vardon Team (67) – Andy Cies, Rudy Kastelic, Dave McMurtrey, Larry Sonnenberg
5th Place – Francis Ouimet Team (67) – Ken Holtz, Charles Mulligan, Galen Peterson, Michael Sloan
6th Place – Bobby Jones Team (70) – Jon Cole, Steve Earl, Patrick Rynn, Dan Vordale
7th Place – the All-Gutty Old Tom Morris Team (76) – Brian Lemke, Chris McIntyre, Eddie Breeden

Results of Sunday’s Open round (Seniors Gold Tees at 5,700 yds, Open White Tees at 6,000 yds)

Open Division     Hdcp     Gross   Net     Award
Steve Henneuse   3         76        73     1st place gross
Jon Cole              15        88       73     1st place net
Dan Vordale         12       90       78      2nd gross
Mark Wille            15       94       79     2nd net
Chris McIntyre      12       96       84     3rd gross
Brian Lemke         15       101     86     
Michael Sloan       17       105     88     
Patrick Rynn        25        110     85     3rd net
                
Senior Division                 
Ken Holtz             9         76       67     1st place gross
Matt Nelson         10        78       68     2nd gross
Mike Kosich         11        80       69     2nd net
Galen Peterson    15        82       67     1st place net
Kris Surano          9         82      73     3rd gross
Andy Cies           12        83       71     
Steve Earl            8        84       76     
Larry Sonnenberg 14       86      72     
Dave McMurtrey   16       89      73     
Michael Scott       13       89      76     
John Sweeney     18        90     72     
Rudy Kastelic      21        92      71     3rd net
Dana Niehaus     12        94      82     
Buck Barrie         16        98     82     
Kurt Olsen          26        101    75     
Charles Mulligan  21        101    80     
Bob Keeler          19        103     84