Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, July 22, 2002
Carrillos claim K of C tourney top flight's title
It took extra time to figure out the winners at the Knight's of Columbus'
Jaime Rodriguez Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, and some extra explanation
to straighten out the top of the board in the morning's flight, following
the final round of play on Sunday.
Mike and Joe Carrillo won the Championship Flight of the tournament
by three strokes over Craig Davis and Tim Windham, while Michael and Ruben
Baca Sr. won a four-way playoff for third place. In the First Flight, three
teams tied for the top spot, and Angel Nabarrette and Sam Silvas ended
up winning after a playoff that lasted six holes, with John Morrow and
Jimbo Martinez coming in second and Mike and Carla Claburn third.
But it was the Second flight that caused the confusion, after the teams
of Starkey Warren and Jerry Patterson, Jerry Ornelas and Mike Ortiz, and
George Dominguez and Archie Roman finished their 36-holes of play tied
with 148 scores.
Based on a scorecard playoff, Dominguez and Roman were awarded first,
Warren and Patterson second and Ornelas and Ortiz third. But after another
rule was invoked, Warren and Patterson ended up winning the title, while
the other two teams were disqualified.
Warren and Patterson shot a 76 on Saturday and a 72 on Sunday, while
Ornelas and Ortiz and Dominguez and Roman both shot 77-71-148s. However,
tournament director Paul Hinojos explained that under the "card draw" system
used to prevent sandbagging in the two-day tournament, teams were only
allowed to cut their scores by whatever the difference between their score
and the leaders was on Saturday, plus the card drawn, which would be a
number between four and seven.
A four ended up being drawn, meaning the other two teams could only
cut their scores by that number plus the one-stroke difference between
the teams from Saturday. Since both those teams lowered their scores by
six strokes, they were disqualified.
"The Odessa guys (in the tournament) said the rules said you have to
go by the card," said Hinojos. "What could I do? I had to go by the rules."
"You should be able to catch the leaders," he said, but since Warren
and Patterson cut their Sunday score by the same total as drawn on the
card, it was impossible.
Tom Aguilar and Ray Evaro, who shot a 76-74-150, ended up winning second
place, while Kenny Mac and Scott Staler shot an 84-75-159 to win third.
Hinojos said Ornelas and Ortega and Dominguez and Roman had their entry
fees refunded due to the controversy.
In the First Flight, the Claburns were eliminated following the first
playoff hole, while Nabarrette and Silvas didn't win first place until
five holes later. All three teams shot rounds of 73-71-144 over the 36
holes of regulation.
In the Championship Flight, the Carrillos shot a 66-69-135 to win, while
Windham and Davis shot 69-69-138 for second. The Bacas (69-71-140) won
third place on the second playoff hole over the team of John Cook and Jason
Abila (68-72-140), after the teams of Michael Benavides and Ken Winkles
(69-71-140) and Betsy Sikes and Tina Hendrick (71-69-140) were eliminated
following the first playoff hole.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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