The cream rose to the top
By Jack Finger
The cream rose to the top in last week’s Good Old Boys Golf League Stableford Tournament at the Flying L course in Bandera.
Two of the league’s top players, Dale Felps of Boerne and Dale Daugherty of San Antonio, topped the field of 45 linksmen as they finished one-two in the weekly shootout.
Felps did little wrong as he compiled a nifty 18-hole score of 74 and Daugherty checked in with a 79. Felps heroics earned five points above his handicap and Daugherty picked up four points. Those were two beautiful rounds of golf when you consider that the Flying L course has toughened up dramatically with the abundance of summer rainfall. Golfers are finding out to their sorrow that if they don’t keep their ball in the fairway - in the mowed areas - they’ll wind up in the long, wiry Bermuda where it takes a super-human effort to extricate themselves.
Four players tied for third place with three points each. That list included Charlie Prokop of Pipe Creek, who continues to blister the golf course, this time with a 79; the two Finger brothers, David and Zack, both with 87s; Jim Birkner of Boerne, 94; and Fritz Houston, Boerne, 90.
Five players tied for fourth place with four points each. Amador Lugo of Bandera shot 84; Roy Rodriguez of Bandera, 88; Fred Wilson of San Antonio, 89; Richard Mims of Medina, 90; and Sam Martin of Lakehills, 93.
Mims and Felps won closest to the pin prizes on holes two and 17, respectively.
Points were worth $5 each.