Players in the annual Diablo Cup tournament between Roddy Ranch and Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge included, front row from left, Rick Beaman; Mike Colton; Roddy cheerleaders Becky, Linda and Gigi; Captain Steve Haycox; Dave McKinnon and Peter Jacoway; back row: Jimmy Bean; Dirk Ziegler; Chris Miller; Kevin Fitzgerald; Dominic Debellis; Dave Goettsch; Scott Barrow; Ron Palsa; Steve Steger; Bobby Olds (holding trophy); Mike Hollingshead; Mark Christopulous; Greg Westphal; Jack Roddy; Bruce Swanson; Kwame Satterfield; Dave Dean; Alf Jeddy; Dave Maly; Billy Walsh; Johnny Ramirez and Michael Vera. Not pictured are Jasen Jun, Ron Varndell, Johnny Avila, Dennis Redden, Kevin Morris, Dong Kim, Al Hagedorn, Mike Harding, Socrates Gonis, David Goldfein, Rich Schanmier and Mark Casey.
Photo courtesy of Steve Haycox
The third annual Diablo Cup Matches between Roddy Ranch and Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge are now in the books.
Defending champion Team Roddy Ranch won the inaugural event in 2008 and again last year. The Diablo Cup is a two-day event featuring four-ball matches (two-man best ball) played on day one, and singles matches played on day two.
Day one’s four-ball, two-man-team competition took place at Roddy Ranch. Pairings are done by handicap, giving players of all abilities the chance to compete. Roddy Ranch won the four-ball matches, taking a 12-6 point lead over Team Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge.
In day two’s singles competition, held at Deer Ridge, Team Roddy Ranch needed to win 15 of the 36 singles matches to retain the Cup and 15½ points to win it. In a tight match, Team Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge made a valiant effort but fell short by a half-point margin. The 27-27 tie gave defending champion Team Roddy Ranch the privilege of retaining the cup for another year.– Contributed by Steve Haycox