Roddy Ranch (T) - May 18th, 2013

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The results on their own do not tell the story. The story of the day is wind, wind, blind greens, wind, tough course, wind, rattlesnakes, deep rough (with rattlesnakes), fight with marshalls for slow play (will address this at next breakfast...in a fun way), a GROSS EAGLE by CHANDRA KANIVE (yes!!!...fist pump!!!) and ding dong battles in all flights

If it were not for stellar play from SUNIL MEHTA, Sandeep Malik would have been the FIRST EVER IAGA player to have won three events in a row. However, Sunil was on his game and did not fold despite being reminded of the pressure of holding a 6 shot lead at one point, thanks to the IWANNAMAKER live leaderboard.......

IWANNAMAKER....definitely makes for excitement on the course......it will be a permanent fixture in IAGA events going forward. Major kudos to our own RAJ GAUTAM for taking the lead on this and pushing for it and making it work. Be ready to have IWANNAMAKER as part of your responsibility for scoring going forward. Don't fight it.....technology rules in IAGA......so says Raj.

Back to the golf!!!.......In the Tiger flight, heeeee'sss Baaaaaaaccccck!!!! After a long hiatus from the winners circle, THE GIANT KILLER..... BAQI KHAN dominated the Tiger flight with a 4 shot win.

In the Cobra flight, the less famous DHARAN, MURALI took home the top prize. He is only less famous because his 10 year old son is becoming the golf prodigy thanks to hard work from Murali and the family. But on this day, Murali held his own against the tough Cobra flight and newcomer Irfan Mehdi to squeak out the win by one stroke.

The long drives were won by SANDEEP MALIK with a monster drive against the wind in the Maharaja flight and by HARSHA SASTRY in the Tiger/Cobra flight.

Closest to the pin was our jekyl and hyde Mr. JANG BADHESHA. 73 at Poppy Ridge....triple digits at Eagle Ridge and now the CTP at Roddy. But he missed the putt.

Low Gross was awarded to SURENDRA VAID with a gross 82. This is his 2nd Low Gross of the Season.

7 skins were won on the day, each worth close to $75:

  • Naresh Kapahi - 2 skins
  • Sunil Mehta
  • Chandra Kanive - 2 skins
  • Samit Rao
  • Ravi Pindiproli

Congrats to all the winners in the Roddy Ranch event. The cutline for the Major at Half Moon Bay is 80 in Maharaja, 82 in Tiger, and 80 in Cobra. If you are on the cutline, you better get yourself to the next event in Monterey, or you could find yourself knocked OUT of the major.

And let's not forget the Golfer of the Year Leaders....SANDEEP MALIK is dominating the Maharaja Flight with a huge lead.....so far!!!.......and in the Tiger/Cobra flights, MURALI DHARAN's win vaults him into a tie with VIKAAS DIXIT. There's a looooong way to go......but you better play!!!! Don't sit on your lead!!!

Stay tuned for details of the next IAGA Event.......

IAGA Committee

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Results - 18 May 2013

Venue - Roddy Ranch