2-Player 9/9
May 29, 2021

Metropolitan Golf Links

The summer season has officially begun as we traveled 27 miles north and played at Metropolitan Golf Links, just outside Oakland International Airport. Tournament Director Trevor Heathorn put together a magnificent event in which players were teamed in pairs and played 9 holes as a scramble and 9 holes as "best ball". 52 players were split into two flights with 13 pairs in each flight.

In Flight 1, John Driver & Keith Shiver stole the show after posting a net 60 (-12). This is now the pairs second win of the season in "scramble" style tournaments. Giles Ochs & Benjamin Weaver came up 1 stroke short, to take second place, with a net 61 (-11) but had 6 birdies during the scramble! Third place was a two-team tie between Ben Gardner & John Tellis and Douglas Marinkovich & Kevin Yamada. Both teams posted a net 62 (-10). Tom Michalak & Christopher Walker closed the day out with a net 65 (-7) and grabbed the final purse money and 36 TOC points.

Flight 2 had some close competition as 1st and 2nd place was decided by tie-breaker rules. Both teams shot 64 (-8) but Keith Arends & Karl Schmidt took home the bacon. Kenneth Stalder & James Yeaman grabbed 2nd place along with $80 & 90 TOC points. Chuck Pickett & Jack Woods had an impressive scramble with 4 birdies and 2 ealges to finish the day at 65 (-7) and 3rd place. 4th place honors go to Marshall Armstrong & Dominic Ascani having posted a net 67 (-5). Last but not least, to take home the final 72 TOC points, we had a 4-way tie between Ken Arends & Robert Arends, Karl Berta & Trevor Heathorn, Richard Fikes & William Yang, and Rahul Kar & Nick Weyland after they all posted a net 69 (-3).

Another amazing day of golf had by all! The Palo Alto Golf Club wants to thank everyone who participated and we look forward to see you all again soon.

Richard Mundy, Webmaster

Flight 1
Place Name Total $$$ Points
1 John Driver + Keith Shiver 60 (-12) $100 110
2 Giles Ochs + Benjamin Weaver 61 (-11) $80 90
T3 Ben Gardner + John Tellis 62 (-10) $50 60
T3 Douglas Marinkovich + Kevin Yamada 62 (-10) $50 60
5 Tom Michalak + Christopher Walker 65 (-7) $26 36
6 Jeff Johnson + Luke Sieling 66 (-6) $0 10
7 Rafael Carmona Toscano + Sarang Kirpekar 67 (-5) $0 10
8 Jim Crowe + Martin Lagod 68 (-4) $0 10
9 Ken Chen + Niraj Jain 69 (-3) $0 10
T10 Nicholas Huetteman + Brett Van buskirk 70 (-2) $0 10
T10 Michael Kern + Rick Wheat 70 (-2) $0 10
12 Patrick Beaulieu + Michael Waller 71 (-1) $0 10
13 John Beiers + Eric Forgaard 72 (E) $0 10
Flight 2
Place Name Total $$$ Points
1 Keith Arends + Karl Schmidt 64 (-8) $100 110
2 Kenneth Stalder + James Yeaman 64 (-2) $80 90
3 Chuck Pickett + Jack Woods 65 (-7) $60 70
4 Marshall Armstrong + Dominic Ascani 67 (-5) $40 50
T5 Ken Arends + Robert Arends 69 (-3) $6.50 18
T5 Karl Berta + Trevor Heathorn 69 (-3) $6.50 18
T5 Richard Fikes + William Yang 69 (-3) $6.50 18
T5 Rahul Kar + Nick Weyland 69 (-3) $6.50 18
T9 Ray Coler + Buzz Ogren 71 (-1) $0 10
T9 Ross Erickson + Lou Sehl 71 (-1) $0 10
11 Gordon Cole + Creighton Pockalny 72 (E) $0 10
12 John Harris + Don Kristofferson 75 (+3) $0 10
13 Valentine Miller + William Mince 85 (+13) $0 10

Full Results

Complete 2021 Standings

Last Modified 5/30/2021