GOLF: Barnes, Fowler lead top foursomes in Open Pro-Am

Ricky Barnes, right, gives Mark Lodewik, of San Jose, a read on

The Open Official Pro-Am became a tale of two Rickies
on Wednesday as Ricky Barnes and Rickie Fowler led their foursomes
to first-place finishes in the afternoon and morning flights,
respectively, at CordeValle Golf Club
SAN MARTIN — The Open Official Pro-Am became a tale of two Rickies on Wednesday as Ricky Barnes and Rickie Fowler led their foursomes to first-place finishes in the afternoon and morning flights, respectively, at CordeValle Golf Club.

Barnes’ group, which included amateurs Mark Barber, Bruce Charleton and Eric Stilianos, had the best overall score of 52, while Fowler, Randy Fry, Dan Spaulding and Jack Tretton finished at 53.

Both PGA Tour pros were impressed with the 7,333-yard course, set in the sun-drenched hills in San Martin.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen it. It’s a good driving course … the greens are good here,” said Fowler, who last week played in the Ryder Cup at soggy Newport, Wales. “It’s nice to get back on some firm playing surfaces.

“There’s a possibility of a lot of birdies out there if you stay on the fairway.”

The second-place groups were led by pros Brian Davis and George McNeill. Davis, Ken Lutz, Russel Sanders and Randy Queen collected a 54 in the morning, and McNeill, Hadi Morshed, Michael Harvey and Chris Baker scored 54 in the afternoon.

The third-place foursomes both shot 57. Paul Goydos played in the morning with San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, Fry’s Electronics co-founder John Fry and Ronn Leowenthal; and Bob Estes played with Brad Dickey, Mark Mazon and Terry Raymond in the afternoon. Open Official Pro-Am results


1. Rickie Fowler, Randy Fry, Dan Spaulding, Jack Tretton, 53.

2. Brian Davis, Ken Lutz, Russel Sanders, Randy Queen, 54.

3. Paul Goydos, John Fry, Ronn Loewenthal, Doug Wilson, 57.

T4. Woody Austin, Jerry Payne, Doug Wrede, Michael Allen, 57.

T4. Jerry Kelly, Mark Adams, Edward Graziani, Luis Pena, 57.

6. Scott Piercy, Dan Diggins, Keith Oldridge, Rick Robeson, 58.

7. Tim Clark, Steve Rebagliadi, Larry Ma, Kevin Fitzgerald, 59.

8. Jeev Milkha Singh, Raj Seth, Lohn Lonergan, Andrew Han, 60.

T9. Brad Faxon, Scott Anderson, Brad Kearin, Cal Morrell, 61.

T9. Stephen Ames, Indy Khera, Jeff Angus, Jenna Dee, 61.

T9. Justin Leonard, Don Madrid, Robert Pitzen, Donavan Slaughnessy, 61.

T9. Bo Van Pelt, Chris Schieber, Brian Faulkner, Steven Tbankin, 61.

T9. Mark Wilson, Shahriaj Saraj, Rick Rooney, Rick Justic, 61.

T14. Chad Campbell, Kathy Kolder, Tim West, Mike Golancinski, 63.

T14. John Mallinger, Reza Davariar, Mark Tschetschot, Jeff Holland, 63.

T16. Rory Sabbatini, Gena Minden, Sarah Lin, Tom Babual, 64.

T16. Pat Perez, Geoff Bostwick, John Occhipinti, Bill Curtis, 64.

18. Tom Pernice, Dave Fry, Ricardo Duque, Todd Hamblin, 68.


1. Ricky Barnes, Mark Barber, Bruce Charleton, Eric Stilianos, 52.

2. George McNeill, Hadi Morshed, Michael Harvey, Chris Baker, 55.

3. Bob Estes, Brad Dickey, Mark Mazon, Terry Raymond, 57.

T4. John Merrick, John Phillips, Joe Brosnan, Todd Bartlett, 58.

T4. Charlie Wi, George Garrick, Michael Klayko, Brian Reynard, 58.

T6. Kevin Sutherland, David Donatelli, Larry Probst, Michael Marks, 59.

T6. Jonathan Byrd, Michael Scarpelli, Walt Tersigni, David Schneider, 59.

T6. Troy Matteson, Ted Murphy, Jon Wells, Alan Cruciani, 59.

T6. Nathan Green, James Tetherow, Frank Larusci, Andrew Lovsted, 59.

T10. J.B. Holmes, Patrick Hughes, Change So, Larry Loeffler, 60.

T10. Mathew Goggin, Tony Tate, Tom Gallivan, Tony Luci, 60.

T10. Bryce Molder, Brian Hetherington, Bob Cracoilice, Mike Williams, 60.

T10. D.A. Points, Bill Brennan, James Murphy, Tom Nieto, 60.

T14. Fredrik Jacobson, Terry Dauenhauer, Mike O’Malley, Dennis Daurenhaur, 61.

T14. Briny Baird, Brad Fredrickson, James DiBoise, Brad Shuster, 61.

T16. Greg Chalmers, Mike Chase, Tim Albrecht, John Quinn, 62.

T16. Tim Petrovic, Matt Powers, John Aiassa, Brucs Haws, 62.

T16. Cameron Beckman, Justin Williams, Jeff Foster, Anthony Strange, 62.

T16. Jay Williamson, Scott McNealy, John Ocampo, Keith Higgins, 62.

T16. Trevor Immelman, Clyde Hosein, Mark Broughton, Carlos Vena, 62.

19. Webb Simpson, Brian Kemp, Larry Taylor, Martin Thompson, 63.

20. Brett Quigley, Steve John, Mike Loustalot, Todd Ponti.

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