US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rob Behncke found himself in a four way playoff for first place after the round robin in the singles event at the beautiful Golden Gate Park venue in San Francisco. All the Central Division players had to cope with the varying playing and weather conditions, but on the day of the playoffs the temperature dropped to somewhere in the high 60’s after it being in the 90’s a day or so before. A cold breeze made it even harder on the spectators… hmm… maybe on the players as well. Anyhow, Rob could not prevail against the Northwest’s Chris Davis who, in turn, could not prevail against the eventual champion Charlie Herbert. The Central Division team was: Anna Witt & Rebecca Nguyen – pairs , Olia Behncke – singles, Jim Grzybowski & Leif Andresen -pairs, and Rob Behncke – singles.
Bob Schneider and Hall-of-Famer Joe Zinna, both Central Division members, teamed up with Frank Souza and Phil Luth to capture first place in the third flight of the US Open. Winning any flight at the Open is a great accomplishment. Other Central members who competed on the immaculate Arizona greens were Jim Grzybowski, Randy Grzybowski, Leif Andresen, and Anna Witt.