June Bug Open Champions Crowned

by Patrick Hussey

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The foursome of, left to right, Dennis Pudvah, Dave Campbell, Karl Ferland and Richard Coolbeth, waltzed to a comfortable win in last Tuesday’s June Bug Open at Mountain View Country Club, scoring 11 points to claim the weekly title.

GREENSBORO – The Tuesday night golf league at Mountain View Country Club roared into its second month of play last week and it featured a battle of points to determine who would take June Bug Open title.

When all the golf clubs were laid to rest back in their respective bags from the 39 golfers who came out on Tuesday, it was the foursome of Dave Campbell, Karl Ferland, Richard Coolbeth and Dennis Pudvah who crowned themselves the June Bug Open champions. Every man on the winning foursome was plus points as they waltzed to a four-point victory on a humid night in Greensboro.

Leading the charge for the winning team was Dave Campbell. He tied Roger Boone for the most plus points title, garnering a plus five with his 52 that included three pars and a bogey. Golfers are awarded one point for a bogey, two points for a par and three for a birdie. Each golfer has a quota to meet based on their handicap.

Campbell had help from each of his partners as they were the only team in which every golfer was plus points. Ferland, Coolbeth and Pudvah were all plus two points on their rounds. The team ended up plus 11.

Four points behind in second place was the foursome of John Stone, Andy Hunt, Dan Miko and Perry Howard. Stone, with his 41, was plus four points to lead this group, getting a birdie on seven to go with two pars and five bogies. Hunt, shooting a 40, was plus-two, Miko was plus-one and Howard was even to end up with seven plus points.

There was a tie for third place at plus-six. Aaron Molleur had two birdies in his round of 40, on the fourth and ninth holes, to lead his foursome of John Sperry, Mike Clark and Colton Niemi. Sperry also fired a 40 to go plus two, Mike Clark was plus one and Colton Niemi was even points in this group.

Tying them for third was the foursome of Roger Boone, Mike Cloutier, Brian Niemi and Andy Lemieux. Boone had himself a night, shooting the low net round of 31 with his 47 as he got hot down the stretch. He was a plus five as Niemi ended up a plus-one and Cloutier and Lemieux were even.

Boone and Randy Bellavance, firing a 43, shared the low net round title, both netting a 31. Neal Mulligan posted the night’s best round with a two-over 37. In addition to Hunt, Molleur and Sperry, Matt Kiley also posted a round of 40. Stone and Randy Bellavance were both in second place in scoring points with plus-four each.

In addition to posting the low round, Neal Mulligan also won closest to the pin in two shots on nine, getting to within one foot, six inches of the pin. His father, Joe Mulligan, won closest on hole five, landing his drive 11 feet, seven inches from the pin. He also won closest in two shots on eight, as his approach ended up six feet, eight inches from the pin. No golfer came closest on hole three.

Adding to his war chest with his two closest shots, Joe Mulligan continues to leads this year’s money list winners on Tuesday nights, ahead of John Sperry and Aaron Molleur.