SFMGA – Grimstvedt says F.U. to Aguilar
WALNUT CREEK, CA – Nate Grimstvedt shot an amazing 39 on the front nine and survived a 6 stroke meltdown on the back to win the F.U. Open by one shot over Rod “The Bod” Aguilar. Grimstvedt’s 84 also tied Jon “Sleep Deprived” Morley for the Gross award. Morley’s 6 penalty strokes however sent him tumbling into a tie for 7th.
This was Grimstvedt’s first major and also his first win on tour. He is the fourth different winner in the SFMGA this year, which gives us a great battle for the chapter money list, but also leaves our new money leader Jose Vega a lowly 24th on the Global Money List.
The biggest news of the day was the World Championship belt being returned to World Champ Dave Armstrong. While not widely covered by the press, the belt had been missing for months and had been causing Dave a lot of stress. Finally that jerk Martin Brohm decided to put Dave out of his misery and give the belt back. Brohm still insists that Seattle actually took the belt and he heroically rescued it Rambo style, but we’re not buying it.
We also held a “least likely to be a terrorist” competition and gave away an extremely patriotic American flag golf glove to the winner. Justin Davidson, Todd Benoit and Kevin Fallehy were picked as the three people least likely to be terrorists based on their outfits.
And now back to golf. Rod Aguilar now has an estimated 25 runner-up finishes in MGA competition and is sure to break through soon. Aguilar also shot a 39 on the front nine but his meltdown of 7 was one shot too many.
Mike “Lucky Charm” Plemons finished solo third with an 87. Plemons was under intense pressure from his fantasy owners to produce and brought a welcome haul of 85 fantasy points with this finish.
Jon Prezalar and Ronald Ruelos tied at 88 to complete the top 5 and take home $.640000 each. Ruelos is new to the MGA this year and looks to be a contender to take home a win in his rookie season.
Last months winner Jose Vega took solo sixth and a solid haul of $.530000. This jumped him to the top of the SFMGA money list over Sean Supple, who still turned in a respectable performance with a tie for 10th. The battle at the top will be a fierce one this year, as the SF chapter is the largest on tour and growing with each passing tournament. Vega’s lead on the money list is a minuscule $.050000.
Tour rookie Kyle Johnson took the closest to the pin challenge on his way to 22nd and the Most Mediocre award (which I forgot to hand out after being awake for 36 hours straight).
Dan James, also a rookie, won longest drive, upsetting perennial long drive favorites Stacey Ward and Todd Benoit.
The biggest meltdown of the day was a tie between Matt Clopton and Kevin Fallehy, both of whom meltdown down 13 strokes on the back. Fallehy got the credit on the website because he shot an impressive 42 on the front before crashing and burning with a 55 on the back.
Next up for the SFMGA is The Bratish Open. It’s coming up quickly on July 15th at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland. Register ASAP because the course is bugging me for a player count!