Congrats to all Albemarle Plantation Member-Member winners!!
The Men’s Member-Member tournament played on June 18th and 20th produced some excellent golf and saw some new faces rise to the top of the leader board. Dennis Merrill and Mel Harder showed once again why their names appear eight times on the Grille Room plaque listing past Gross winners. As expected, they produced some fine shot-making and a two-day gross score of 152, which, in any other year, would have carried the day. But this time they were eclipsed by the twosome of Rob Pervis and Jim Garrison whose score of 146, a mere two strokes over par, was nothing short of astounding, their even-par score the second day as hot as the wilting mid-90’s temperature.
Rob Pervis and Jim Garrison
On the Net side, the duo of Bill McCarthy and Rick Ludwig set a blistering pace on the first day with a net 54 that could not be overcome by the rest of the field. The two-day total of 115 by second-place duo of Dana Spaulding and Dick Davies fell only a single shot short of the winners. Worthy of special mention elsewhere on the links were the performances of two octogenarians: Frank Seemar shot his age with a splendid 84, and Ken Dolley almost did the same with an 84 of his own that included two 8’s and a 7.
Bill McCarthy and Rick Ludwig
Fourteen pairs of women posted scores in their Member-Member tournament played on June 19th and 21st. But it was a pair of Karens who stole the show with a clean sweep with the best Gross and Net scores. Karen Cupps and Karen McGonigle posted a top Gross score of 172 to edge out Celie Kelly and Shannon Terry with a score of 174. The Karens also bested the field with a Net score of 116, four shots better than the runner-up duo of Janice Criffield and Barbara Masonis.
Karen McGonigle and Lee Duncan