Mother Nature dealt up a beautiful night for golf and the head oil jobber Chico Kanne took full advantage. Kanne jumped up to a three hole to nothing lead on Bud Light Captain Mike Franey and never looked back. Kanne’s victorious match was highlighted by a 40 plus foot putt on #6. Kanne was a gracious winner and offered up Country Stores of Carroll Rewards card “double point Tuesday” along with a free cup of coffee from Mac’s Corner to ease the pain of the loss. Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen pushed his match with Dick Muhlbauer. The pairing included some colorful conversation. The other half of the match up featured Steve Sinnard borrowing some clubs from the pro shop and beating Jerry Janson 6 to 2. Sinnard is off to Nashville, Tennessee for conference and a round of golf. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz shot a two under 35 to top the assistant oil jobber Todd Kanne. This match feature Kanne receiving eight shots which seems like a long awaited Christmas present in May. Mertz will now focus on hernia surgery and will be out of action for a couple of weeks. Overall your Bud Light team scored a 41 to 31 victory over Community Oil and sits in second place in the PGA Flight of the Zach Johnson division.
The Brown Shoe Fit Company rode wins from John Renze and Steve Anthofer to beat Linde Equipment 45 to 27 to take the lead in the PGA Flight after week 2.
The first surprising upset of the year came from the firearms of Volquartsen Customs as they cooled the motors of the Carroll Cycle Center. Boomer Lechtenburg was the MVP for the gunners. Corey Bluml was the only winner for the cycles with a win over Carroll Country Club President Chad Kanne.
Over in the other side of the Zach Johnson division Van Diest Supply Company got big wins from Pete Collison and Dirk Glynn. Collison was even par going into the last hole then pumped one out of bounds to finish +3 for the night. With the match won this seems like a padding of the handicap situation and will be appealed to the CCC handicap department. Glynn was a co chair for the very successful Kuemper Ball over the weekend and looked like he was in mid season form. Supper League new comer Jamie North was also a winner for the chemicals.
Nick Fangman and Mike Loehr posted early season victories as Graddy’s Salsa took care of Byronz Boyz 38 to 34.
To round out the Zach Johnson Division the newly acquired Mid Iowa Team struggled most of the night and in the end did pull out a 37 to 35 win over The Finish Line. Brady Evans posted a net 29 to win the loss net honors and spoiled Ed “Catfish” Tomka’s debut in the super league. Sources close to the situation state that the Farmer and Dog were still recovering from a Monday night gutting at the Muny from Tom Duff and Lonny Lehrkamp. From this owner eyes the famous couple need to either not play golf on Mondays before league or just simply do not play for money. This is being treated as a breach of managerial conduct and Pick apologized after the match.
Craig Mertz was low gross with a 35. Van Diest Supply was low net team, Mike Loehr was closest to the pin on #8 and the Head Hog Terry Ruchti nailed the longest putt on #1.
Carpet One pounded Sharp Funeral Home to take the lead in the British Open Flight of the Phil Mickelson Division. The 45 to 27 win was fueled by Jon Sturm’s lop sided victory over Chris Staub. Collin Hackett beat Carroll Country Club Pro Paul Tigges. League records indicate that Hackett did shot even par 34 although the Pro was one under. Hacket receives the low gross as the Pro does not participate in the awards.
Carroll Glass beat Champion Ford riding the wins of Keith Pottebaum who bettered Steve Herrin 13 to 5. Digger Dave Nelson beat Glass man Andy Reiman. Wade Wilkie was beaten by Benet Snyder and Monument Man Loren Boyce and the marinated pork chop of Lidderdale Country Store Brad Stork tied their match.
Feld Fire Company lost to Fairway Frank and the Stiff Sticks 38 – 34. Comito was the MVP for the sticks. Mike Nelson and Doc Sporrer also carded wins for the sticks.
Feld Security handed the most mature team Macke Motors(or whoever they will be called this year) an early season loss. No winners for the motors. It is apparent that the motors are lost without team organizer Flying Bob Raue. Randy Bierl should have a better eye on things next week.
Budweiser cut the phone line to Pat Macke’s new Verizon Wireless team. Joel Harris and GPS Bob Pudenz led the way for the beers.
Tony Pietig was low net with a 27. Carpet One was low net team and Collin Hackett was closest to the pin on #17 to go along with his low gross.
Dirk Glynn has been selected as the week #2 Uncle Bruce Player of the Week for his impressive win over Clint Cummings. Glynn and his wife Beth have their volunteerism plate completely full as co chairs of the Kuemper Ball that just wrapped up. The Glynn’s are also co chairs of the Carroll County Relay For Life. With all of that on his mind he was still able to take care of business and lift his Van Diest Supply Company team into first place. Thanks for taking time to better Carroll!
Don't forget that the Carroll I Club Banquet is tomorrow night in Arcadia.
I would like to wish the best of luck to the graduating class of Carroll High School. Congratulations to Payton White!
As always this Bud's for you and ON IOWA!
Bud Light Championship Captain and Mid Iowa Team Owner