Ron Adams posted six birdies throughout his round to finish with a one-under par 71 and claim his second straight championship in the NW La. District Senior Olympics golf tournament at Crooked Hollow GC April 23.
Adams played the front nine in 37 and took off coming home, scoring three birdies to go with a lone bogey (at the 17th) for a two-under 34. Keith Mire posted a 39-36–75 for second place and Richard Almond (38-39–77) and Bob Jahnke (36-41–77) finished tied for third place. Larry Joubert (40-38–78) and Buck Gibbs (38-41–79) rounded out the top scores as golfers battled through a rain delay and finished on greens made tender by intermittent and sometimes heavy showers.
Donna Cobb posted a 43-40–83 and Kathleen McCoy 45-44–89 to lead women’s scoring.
Adams broke from the gate with a birdie and assumed the lead as playing partners Mire and Almond slipped off course early-on. At the nine-hole turn, Adams held a two-shot edge on Mire and Almond. Although he played the course in a different sequence due to the tournament’s shot-gun start, Jahnke bettered Adams over the front nine with even par 36.
Golfers qualify for state competition by meeting the following standards: 95 or less for those 50-59, 100 or less for 60-69 year olds, 105-or less for 70-79s and 110 or less for 80-89 year olds.The state championships are tentatively set for Oct. 4-5 at a site to be determined.