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Indian Wells Insider - February 2018

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C ompliments of a sizzling front nine, the team flight at the 4th annual Indian Wells Pro-Am Invitational was claimed by a group uncertain that its modest finish would hold up. Hosted at the Indian Wells Golf Resort's John Fought-designed Players Course on Saturday, Feb. 3, a net score of 111 (33-under) got the job done for a three-shot win in the Pro-Am's team division. "To be honest, when we saw the scoreboard at the end, we were kind of shocked we won," said David Fisher, assistant golf pro at Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert and profes- sional member of the winning squad. Playing alongside amateurs Don Saretsky, Zack Mcleod, John Meggio- laro and Don Dieringer in the Two Best Ball format, Fisher and his cast outlasted 27 other teams that paired four amateurs and one professional. For their efforts, the winning amateurs earned a three-day trip to St. Augustine, Florida, with full accommodations and two rounds of golf. "I supported the team on nine holes, but the guys really ham-and-egged it the rest of the way," added Fisher. "The front side we played really well and the back we struggled a little bit, so it was re- ally a tale of two nines. But with drink stations on 13 holes, well, nobody was having a bad day." Enjoying a typically stellar afternoon on the course was SCPGA legend Michael Block, who won the Pro Flight with a 7-under 65 to grab the a pleasant surprise Amateur team hangs on to win coveted title; SCPGA standout Michael Block captures pro division INDIAN WELLS PRO-AM INVITATIONAL continued on the next screen >> Second-place amateur team: Scott Winant, Craig Cald- well, Eric Villalobos, Ryan O'Keefe, and pro Tom Burley. First-place amateur team: Don Saretsky, Zack Mcleod, John Meggiolaro, Don Dieringer, and pro David Fisher. Third-place amateur team: Dan Laguardia, Larry Kunkle, Brandon Slater, and Mark Walencewicz.

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