2019 Tony Albrecht Cup
2019 Wigwam Warriors
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| Tournament Review—Golf Club of Estrella
Tom Hegna is burning like a bright orange fire. His 74 at Golf Club of Estrella was the low gross among 40 players, and his net 63 was also best. It’s rare in our league for one player to claim both, and now Tom has pulled it off two weeks in a row. Well played, Orange Man!
Golf Club of Estrella was in remarkable condition for being one day out of overseed, and it provided a stiff challenge. Our average gross was 93.8, second highest only to Troon North, and average net was 75.0, also second highest.
We scored 23 birdies, scored by 14 different players on just 9 holes. JR Blaszek put up 5 of them, a season high for the league. The toughest hole was the par-5 16th, playing at an average of 1.85 strokes over par. There was a tie for easiest between the 1st and 10th, both par-4s that played at +0.85.
CTPs were earned by JR Blaszek on the 3rd hole, Robert Czaplewski on the 7th, Gerry Owsianny on the 14th and Brian Gregory on the 17th.
JR’s birdie binge paved the way to 11 Gross Skins, while net eagles on the 2nd, 11th and 16th holes earned 11 Net Skins for Brennan Murray.
The 17th was the only hole to yield Deuces on Saturday and there were three, posted by Tom, Brian and Kevin Gadowski.
Bo Montgomery led the way in Low Putts, needing only 26 to get around.
JR topped a list of twenty-three money winners with a total of $92.
This week we again venture north, this time to StoneRidge Golf Course in Prescott Valley. The course is considered quite challenging, with a slope rating of 132 from the Gold tees. This will be the league’s first visit to this venue since 2011.
It will be COLD, with temperatures in the low 40s at best when we tee off in a shotgun start at 9:30. Plan accordingly.
SGL Webmaster Joe Smouse recently completed an upgrade to the league’s website. The main improvement was to make the site more smartphone compatible and Joe has succeeded in doing so. All the same valuable info is still there. Make sure to check it out if you have not yet done so at www.saturdaygolfleague.com.
Not Too Late For Ringers
Just a quick reminder that you can still sign up for Ringers. We currently have 46 entries. The next Ringers round at Longbow is on December 14.
Courtesy of Michael Tobin
Troon North, Talking Stick, StoneRidge, Capital Canyon and Las Sendas are just a few of the top-notch championship courses booked for the 2019 - 2020 SGL Season. The SGL season begins September 7, 2019 and runs through May 2, 2020. There will be 35 SGL events scheduled during the 2019 - 2020 season in which SGL members / qualifiers can earn points weekly en route to the Tony Albrecht Cup over the course of the season.
SGL members who play a minimum of 8 rounds during the 2019 – 2020 season are eligible to play for the 2020 Tony Albrecht Cup Championship and more than $3,000 in prize money. Las Sendas (Pictured) will be the site of the 2020 Tony Albrecht Cup Championship Final.
This coming season, players will earn 1 bonus point towards the Tony Albrecht Cup seeding for each round played during the SGL season and also 1 point for each flight win. Play for the 2020 Tony Albrecht Cup Championship will take place the last 4 Saturdays in May. (5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30)
The annual 5 event “Ringers” this season will be contested at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa. This special event has long been the most popular format in the league and once more will earn players double SGL points toward the season long points race.
Again this season the league will entertain the “Wigwam Warriors”, this 54 hole event will take in all 3 of the Wigwam courses (Heritage, Patriot & Gold) and will challenge all players to the max.
Pictured below are the 2019 Tony Albrecht Cup Champions:
Ty Thursam, June Vutrano and Randy Ross
Get in position to win prize money and the prestigious 2020 Tony Albrecht Cup; play more rounds with the Saturday Golf League!
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