Lake Wildwood team qualifies for nationals |

Lake Wildwood team qualifies for nationals

A Lake Wildwood foursome landed a berth to the Oct. 7-10 Buick Scramble Nationals in the Orlando, Fla. area after a strong showing at the sectional competition Monday at North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks.

The team of Gus Beckstrom, Marion Bennett, Bill Hillebrand and Steve Stepanian, headed by lifetime PGA member Joe Mortara, combined to shoot a net score of 59 to qualify for the trip to the Sunshine State. The team earned its berth by winning a playoff on the second hole.

Rob Baruck, Ken Bloom, Dan Leslie and Burt Weeden, also of Lake Wildwood, shot a 62 gross score in the tournament.

Alta Sierra Country Club’s team of Max Duncan, Bill Fagan, Gary Masich and Scott Stober, led by ASCC’s PGA pro Jeff Chleboun, shot a 65 gross.

Alta Sierra CC

Gold Classic

Dick Core and guest Ray Metz turned in the lowest net score to claim the 30th annual Gold Classic Championship at Alta Sierra Country Club last Saturday, combining to shoot a three-day total of 207.

Steve Ebbage and Ron Trengove shot a 226 gross score for the low gross championship among the 48 two-person teams that competed in two flights.

Dean Painter landed the most accurate approach shot in two days of closest-to-the-hole competition, leaving himself a 6-inch putt on hole No. 12 on Saturday. Steve Brown was within 2 feet, 5 inches on No. 3 that same day, while Brent Smith and Garry Britton each had shots end up 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches short of the hole on Nos. 7 and 15, respectively.

Grant Phillips was the most accurate on Friday, with a shot within 12 1/2 inches on No. 12, while Al Grahn (5’6″), Tom Fuhrman (8’5″) and Guy Selleck (16’1″) were closest on holes Nos. 15, 7 and 3, respectively.

Alta Sierra Country Club 2004 Gold Classic Final Results

Champions: Dick Core/Ray Metz 207

Low Gross: Steve Ebbage/Ron Trengove 226

First Flight

1. Al Grahn/Duane Cravy 208

2. Dave Remillard/Grant Phillips 212

3. Lyndon Smith/Bob Lawson 215

4. Rich Radice/Scott Van Metre 215

5. Reg Lawson/Dave Menary 216

6. Dennis Painter/Dan Christie 217

7. Bruce Hocking/Sloane Barker 217

Second Flight

1. Garry Britton/Fred Zimmerman 208

2. Brett Lowrey/Dick Lowrey 210

3. Dick Wagner/Lauren Russell 211

4. Max Duncan/Tom Fuhrman 212

5. Tony Russo/Hank Amable 213

6. Charlie Ewing/Ron Britzius 216

7. Chris Sims/David Skolnick 220

Closest to the hole


3. Guy Selleck 16’1″

7. Tom Fuhrman 8’5″

12. Grant Phillips 121Ú2″

15. Al Grahn 5’6″


3. Steve Brown 2’5″

7. Brent Smith 5’51Ú2″

12. Dean Painter 6″

15. Garry Britton 5’51Ú2″


1. Bob Foulk/Mike Foulk

2. Dave Remillard/Grant Phillips

3. Dick Wagner/Lauren Russell

Friday Low Net: Duncan/Fuhrman 61

Friday Low Gross: Lawson/Menary 70

Saturday Low Net: Russo/Amable 142

Saturday Low Gross: Ebbage/Trengove 154

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