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SEAMGA - Rebels and Bastards in the PNDub


With one quarter of the SEAMGA 2013 season in the books, our mediocre media department decided it was time to take a look back, reflect upon some mostly poor golf, some ugly team outfits, and give credit where credit is due to a group of somewhat talented Medio’s in the 206.

Our first event of the year was the Rebel Beach AmAm, played at Jefferson Park GC, the home of Freddie Couples. This classic Seattle golf course set up perfectly for our first MGA event of the season. It’s a course you can score well on. Tyler Newman proved that by shooting a 79 to DQ himself from the check, as well as his team (partnered with Tom Smith) from the two headed putting freak trophy, leading to quite a hissy fit (who cries over winning a Gross Award?). Tom however did his part, and with less showing off, turning in a +1 82 for the win and the big check.
The power duo of Jack Hatten and Ryan Harper did not unite this year as Ben Daines demanded to partner with Harper ensuring that Hatten and Harper did not stay in contention for the team awards. Hatten shot a 83 on the day, and Harper turned in a respectful 91, while Daines shot a 103 taking them out of the running for top twosome. That award went to highly decorated Zack McInelly who turned in a 91 of his own, with his partner Mike Davie shooting a 94 giving them them a team score of 185 for the team win, Davie’s first on the tour.
The event also marked the first on tour for newcomers Todd Scappini (102), Derek McClellan (105), Joe “I just bought these clubs yesterday” Falsis (111), and Tommy Weir (107) respectively. By all accounts the crew fit the bill as Mediocre golfers and solid Medio’s, except Todd Scappini who sports a Oakland Raider’s golf bag, drawing boos from the gallery. We’ll try not to hold that against you Todd.
Other lowlights include Jeremy Larcom beating another Medio for the first time EVER. Larcom beat Jesse “White Mamba” Glubrecht who scored 130 by shooting a 125 on the day and managed to avoid some heavy hazards.
Kevin Rowles won the KP, and the coveted Meltdown Award with a +10 differential. Well played sir. Long Drive went to Scappini who harnessed the powers of Howie Long, his Raider hero, and the other big winners were the local golf shops who cleared out quite a bit of ugly inventory on the clearance rack from the Skinner/Regan duo in their matching pink and purple getups.
Next up, was the first major of the year, the 2013 SEAMGA Batards, played at the challenging Eagle’s Talon course at Willow’s Run. This course gets the MGA fancy pants award as the nicest played on the SEAMGA tour. They also are the first to ever put up a Taylor Made leader board for the SEAMGA tournament in the bar, which in typical MGA fashion we never used.
Last years tourney was wrought with drama, leading to a three way playoff between Newman, Manchion, and McInelly which eventually led to McInelly’s 2nd Bastards title. This year brought no such drama with only two players shooting in the 80’s. Jack
Hatten won his first Bastards title defeating Kevin Dale with a +1 85, while Dale turned in a respectable 89 +2, 91.
Newbie Derek “Big D” McClellan turned in his first top 3 with a 92. Eric “Big Al” Manchion, Big D’s work buddy and intro to the MGA finished 4th with a 93 which we all can imagine led to some serious workplace smack talk.
Rounding out the top 5, we had a two way tie with Aaron Regan, and Mike “the other” Krouse shooting 94’s respectively.
Other notables included Jason Froula making his return to the tour with a 14th place 104, the White Mamba making his presence known in the award category with a +10 Meltdown, Matty Ice winning the Long Drive award, Tommy Weir hitting a KP 10’1” from the pin over the challenging 17th water hole, and Rob Skinner shooting a 14 on everybody’s least favorite par 4, the lake carry on hole #8.
The next tourney is the largest purse of the year, the FORE! Championship to be held at Kent’s Riverbend Golf Complex on SUNDAY May 19th. You must register for this event by Friday May 10th. While you are on the page, go ahead and register for the F.U. Open on Saturday June 22nd at Elks Run GC.

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