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Ice Bowl Season Wraps Up This Weekend

February 23, 2012

The final two Ice Bowls of the Golden Sombrero Series will be held this weekend and the Golden Sombrero Series title is on the line.  Saturday will see the only SoCal Ice Bowl of the series that has a chance of truly having icy conditions.  Bill Maury-Holmes of Redlands will be running a 24-hole event at Mountain High North in Wrightwood on 8 of the holes from the 27-hole Wrightwood layout.  The entry fee for this event is $20 and like all Golden Sombrero events this winter everyone will get a GS-stamped disc (Champion Darts and Gummy Champion Rhynos) and mulligans will be on sale.  Bill promises to have on of his unique, handmade trophies for the winner.  Check-in is at 8:45am, player’s meeting at 9:30am.  All proceeds will be going to the Desert Challengers 4-H club.  Online registration is still available at  The Golden Sombrero Series is responsible for so far collecting $6,620 and hundreds of pounds of canned food for local charities in Southern California (Redlands – $927, San Marcos – $1,000, Chavez Ridge – $2, 538, Beaumont – $355 and Sycuan – $1,800).

Sunday is an event that has been much-anticipated: the return of Ice Bowl disc golf to Mission Bay Golf Course.  TD Randy Wylot reports that he has a full field and long waiting list for this event, which will be the deciding event for the Golden Sombrero Series crown…er, sombrero.  Randy has teamed up with Snapper Pierson to design a challenging 18-hole disc golf course on this executive length ball golf course.  One cool thing about this tournament is that it will be played under the lights.  Players must check in at 3:30p on Sunday in order to get things teed off on time, as the tournament has a short window of opportunity to play.  Because of the tight time frame, players will only be allowed one mulligan per hole and it can only be used on the tee.  Proceeds from this event will go to the San Diego Food Bank.  Randy may still be in need of portable baskets for the event. If you are playing and can bring one, please do.

As mentioned earlier, this tournament will decide the Golden Sombrero Series winner.  First place in the series will win an Innova Discatcher Sport basket and the fabulous Golden Sombrero trophy hat.  Carl Renda is the current leader in the series with 198 points collected from four events.  Players receive points in events based on the number of players that they beat, with their top four point-total events counting toward the title.  A. J. Risley is currently in second place with 189 points, which means that in order to pass Renda for the series title he would need to beat nine more players than Renda does on Sunday.  Dan Lichtman is currently in third place with 173 points, but probably has the best shot at catching Renda since his finish on Sunday will likely earn him more points than his current low score of four (20 points from Beaumont).  Lichtman would need to beat 4 more players than Renda in order to catch him.  Confusing?  You betcha, but that’s part of the fun.  You can find the current GS Series points standings here.

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