New Member Tournament
January 14, 2017
Sunnyvale Golf Course

After several inches of rain to welcome in the new year, the sun came out a couple of days before the New Member Tournament. Despite the wet conditions, the Sunnyvale Golf Course was playable especially since we were playing lift, clean and place through the green.

This was our annual Opening Day/New Member event where we introduce those who joined in 2016 to the club, its members and tournament play. New members Chris Tuller and John Harris were the only new members to make this event and were awarded a sleeve of new balls as a welcoming gift. In the past, the membership would buy lunch for the newbies but Sunnyvale's restaurant is currently closed for renovation.

For our tournament this year the 8 teams competed in the "best two of four" format where the par for two balls is 140. Two teams finished tied at 18 under 122 with Team Tin Cup taking the top spot in a card playoff. Their back nine score of 62 was one stroke better than that of Team 7 Days in Utopia. Team Follow the Sun finished a distant third at 128.

Prizes are noted below with the following clarifications for those playing in one of our events for the first time. Tournament of Champions (TOC) points are awarded in team events at a value of half the prize money. A couple of years ago, we began awarding 5 points to all participants who show up to play. Non-winners receive the 5 points while those in the money receive the 5 points on top of any winnings.

John Frykland, Webmaster

Team Place Players Net $$$ Each TOC Pts Each
Tin Cup * 1st Matt Gebhart Todd Gebhart John Binns James Kaku 122 $45 23
7 Days in Utopia 2nd Stephen Suleski Luis Morejon Jack Woods Rob Harrell 122 $30 15
Follow the Sun 3rd John Frykland John Harris Roger Kalemba Ross Erickson 128 $15 8

* Won Card Playoff

Complete Standings
Last Updated on 1/17/2016