This weekend was the first Keeper’s major of the year with the 2-Day Senior Championship and there were major Kup points on the line. The Keepers treated this as a flighted kompetition-the American Flight comprised of guys with Handicap Indexes of 14 or less and the National Flight guys with Handicap Indexes of 14.1 or more. They played with full handicap for two rounds and the top five finishers in each flight got the Kup Points.
Day 1 on the zoysia was a day for scoring. Marc Fink led the Americans with 4 under (82-14-68 net) and Don Greenberg had first position for the Nationals with the same 4-under (88-20-68 net). Len Goldman and Barry Forman were in hot pursuit in the American Flight with Lustgarten and Lipnick a few furlongs back in the Senior Circuit. But there were Sunday pins and Sunday nerves to contend with on North Course greens-this was not going to be a cake walk.
In the American Flight Len The Plumber Goldman continued to show some of last year’s form and shot a solid 73 net to go with his 70 from Saturday and sling shot himself into first place with 1-under 143 for the two days. Barry Forman matched this with a Sunday 73 net of his own and finished tied 2nd with Rich Kojak Greenberg at 144-even par. Taking a few hits the Bronx Bantam Marc Fink was 4-over on the day and had to settle for 4th at 145. Kaptin Keith Eig and Phil Schulman came in 2-over for the two days at 146 in a tie for 5th.
The National Flight was a stroll in the park for Don Not The Bald One Greenberg who threw down a 75 to go with his 68 from Saturday and win first place going away with 1-under 143. The move came from Paul PC Cohen who had the round of the day with a net 68 that rocketed him to a 2nd place finish at 149. Lustgarten and Lipnick held position finishing 3rd and 4th at 150 and 151 respectively. Mark A Goldstein had a fine net 74 to finish 5th at 152.
As a result of this weekend’s play the Keepers Kup Standings have been stirred but not shaken. Len Goldman’s 500 points moved him up 4 slots to 3rd place halfway through the season. Kojak moved up 4 slots to tied 5th with Kaptin Keith. The Bob Beamon came for Don Not The Bald One and PC Cohen who both jumped 10 spots to get into the top ten with the fine finishes in the Senior. Check out the Keepers Kup Standings to see positioning as we enter the second half of this year’s Keepers Kup Kampaign.