Five Club Challenge
February 21, 2015

On a bright sunny day in February, 39 players tackled the interim layout at Palo Alto Golf Course with just five clubs in the bag. Playing preferred lies, a fourth of the field broke par but it appears that the limited club choices may have caused problems for few of the players.

In the First Flight, Jim Loustalot was just two over par gross and shot a net 62 to take top honors. Second place went to Matt Gebhart while Ryan Kim, Kevin Yamada and Adolfo Pina rounded out the top five places.

The Second Flight proved to be the toughest with just Doug Markinkovich finishing under par at 65 for first place. John Frykland and Ryan Gallagher tied for second at even par 67 while fourth place went to Ray Coler. Buzz Ogren, David Farwell, Stephen Suleski and Keith Arends finished in a log jam for fifth place.

Par took a real beating in the Third Flight with new member Matthew Johnson finishing with a remarkable 9-under 58. Darien Arends, Greg Val and Tracy Powell tied for second at 64 while Gordy Cole, Kevin Wu and Ross Erickson tied for fifth at 65.

Ross Erickson won the closest to the hole contest on the ninth by knocking to 4 feet 8 inches.

The players proved to be camera shy so we have no images of the winners.
John Frykland, Webmaster and money winner!

First Flight
Place Player Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Low Net Jim Loustalot 62 50 50
2nd Low Net Matt Gebhart 64 40 40
3rd Low Net Ryan Kimm 65 30 30
4th Low Net Kevin Yamada 66 20 20
5th Low Net Adolfo Pina 68 15 15
Second Flight
Place Player Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Low Net Doug Marinkovich 65 50 50
2nd Low Net John Frykland 67 35 35
  Ryan Gallagher 67 35 35
4th Low Net Ray Coler 68 20 20
5th Low Net Buzz Ogren 69 3.75 4
  David Farwell 69 3.75 4
  Stephen Suleski 69 3.75 4
  Keith Arends 69 3.75 4
Third Flight
Place Player Net $$$ TOC Pts
1st Low Net Matthew Johnson 58 50 50
2nd Low Net Darien Arends 64 30 30
  Greg Val 64 30 30
  Tracy Powell 64 30 30
5th Low Net Gordy Cole 65 5 5
Kevin Wu 65 5 5
Ross Erickson 65 5 5
Complete Standings
Last Updated on 2/24/2015