It was “old timers” night at Powderhorn Golf Course in Madison, and the seniors showed the young boys how to get the winning done.
Carl “Unc” Quercioli of Munson Township, who finished fourth on last year’s Leaderboard with a four-figure winnings total, captured the only skin on the night — and with it a giant payday.
Unc’s birdie on the 158-yard par-3 5th hole was worth a whopping haul of $482!
Another senior, Geoff Nicely took home the pin shot on that same 5th hole, hitting it 5-feet away. But Nicely missed the putt, allowing “Unc” to be all smiles when he came into the clubhouse to learn of his good fortune. Nicely earned $63 for the pin shot.
(Both Nicely and “Unc” play in the “over 55” category, where the rules permit senior players to hit from the white tees. But the advantage did not make any difference in today’s round, as all players hit from the blue tees on the par three holes each week.)
The other winner on the night was Erron Gomez, who was the only player in the 21-man field to hit the green on the par-3 205 yard 8th hole. Gomez took the Mulligan’s Pin Shot on that hole, worth $84.
Holes #1, 3, 6, 8, and 9 went without a birdie made — a pretty large number for 21 players.
The greens rolled true and the course was in excellent shape, and the Skins Game thanks Powderhorn for the great green fee rate offered.
Mark Borlin still holds the top spot on the 2012 Leaderboard, but “Unc” and the rest of the field is in hot pursuit of Borlin as we head to week 5 next Thursday at Tanglewood National G.C starting at 5 p.m.
2012 GREATER CLEVELAND SKINS GAME LEADERBOARD – WEEK 4
|PLAYER||TOTAL||Skins||Skins $||Pins||Pins $|
|Steve Blackburn Jr||$212.40||1||$64.40||2||$148.00|
|Steve Blackburn Sr||$69.00||1||$69.00|