Bill White had an ace on the 2nd hole at Slick Rock during the MGA event, holing a 9-iron from 141 yards. Bill is holding his prize, a $300 gift certificate, most of which was needed to pay the bar tab for his 78 fellow competitors.By Tom KundingerLes Roper won the MGA Individual Stableford at Slick Rock on Saturday, January 25, but Bill White nearly stole the show with a hole-in-one to win a $300 gift certificate, most of which was used to buy a round of drinks for his 78 thirsty fellow competitors.
In the Stableford format, players received 1 point for a net bogey, 2 points for a net par, 3 points for a net birdie, and 5 points for a net eagle. Roper scored an astounding 46 points in a round that included 4 net eagles. “I got off to a terrible start, playing the first 3 holes in 4 over par. I played the next 14 holes in 6 under par gross. You just never know when lightening is going to strike-I’m as surprised as anyone”. Roper’s score just edged the 45 point total of Chuck “One Putt” Strasburg, who said, while choking back tears, “I had a personal best round on Slick Rock, but it was not enough to catch Les. He is a terrific golfer, and makes more birdies in 18 holes than I make in 18 weeks”