Rainey Rainwater, who ruled as the 2002 state Senior Olympics champion in his age bracket, chipped in on his final hole of the day to forge a tie with Ron Adams for the low score in the NW La. District Senior Olympics golf tournament at Meadowlake Golf Club Friday (April 25).
Each golfer shot 39-39–78 on a day that began under overcast skies. Rainwater, a retired iron worker, used an 8-iron off the edge of the green at No. 12 on his fifth shot and the ball found its way into the cup. “I was three feet off the green and looking a bogey in the eye,” said Rainwater, who plays out of Eastland Golf Club in Haughton.
Because of his ability to handle the Meadowlake par 3s, Adams won the gold medal in the 65-69 age bracket. Rainwater won the gold in the 70-74 age division.
Bobbie Almond shot 49-45—94 to pace the women’s division.
Age Group Results
55-59 age bracket—Richard Almond 51-46–97, Bobby Washington 51-48–99, Frank Petitito54-46– 100.
60-64 – Ben Hunter 40-43– 83, George Taylor 43-41–84, Steve Pinkley 46-39—84, Bill Carrier 45-45—90, Tom Perry 49-48–97. 65-69—Ron Adams 39-39– 78, Bill Bunyard 42-41– 83, Bo Monroe 47-45—92. 70-74—Rainey Rainwater 39-39– 78, Harry Allen 43-42–85, Larry Rowe 43-44—87, Walt Siedecki 53-51—104, Jerry Warren 51-53—104, Gary Price 56-52—108. 75-79—Ray Mitchell, 41-44—85, Ken Ramey 42-46–88, Joe Nichols 44-47—91, Marion Wilson 50-43—93, Gene Wheeler 53-49–102. 85-plus Roy Fish 46-43–89.