It was a fantastic way to start the 2016 IAGA Tour with a fun stop at Yocha to conduct the 2016 Tournament of Champions event. The TOC recognizes those members who had a good showing (first or second) in one of the regular season events from the past year, to include Match Play events. The TOC event always has a lot going on as we also conduct a regular IAGA event for everyone who did not qualify for the TOC......and since we have only ONE flight..... It's a shootout.
With 40 members teeing it up at Yocha, and all playing from the White Tees (juniors included), the day had it's IAGA moments. One of the highlights was a 5 hour 15 minute round through the last group. That allowed for a good pace by all with the lead group finishing in under 4 hours and 30 minutes. Congrats to all YOCHA players who demonstrated.......it can be done!!!!
Now onto the results:
- 2016 TOC Champion: ANIRUDH JOSHI.....with a DOMINATING 7 under round.
- 2016 TOC 2nd place: RAVI PINDIPROLI.......qualifies you for TOC 2017
- LOW GROSS: KRIPA DHARAN (Junior)......with a solid 78....made a major comeback due to a leaderboard collapse by ROHAN DALAL (Junior) who was in command after a GROSS 3 UNDER on the front nine....lost concentration and finished with a 10 over back nine. KRIPA was steady all the way through.
- Notice how the Juniors dominated the Low Gross event.
- LOW NET OVERALL Winner: AMAN KATARIA......best of the rest since TOC cannot win both events.
- LOW NET OVERALL 2nd place: MUNISH MEHTA...get you into TOC 2017!!!
- LOW NET OVERALL 3rd - 5th place: RAJ GAUTAM, RAVI PINDIPROLI, KANWALJIT MANN
- Closest to the Pin - MURALI DHARAN.......5'5"....he missed the putt.
- Long Drive - RAVI PINDIPROLI......really??? YES!!!!
- $553 in the skins pot.......6 winners with the big winner....ANIRUDH JOSHI grabs $158......Cha...ching!!!!
- Golfer of the Year points paid out to ALL of the TOP 5 finishers.