Ron "Tiger" Tatsch owns the month of October. We have had three tournaments this month and Tiger has finished in first or second place in all of them. Tiger won at Delaware Springs, took second place at Rebecca Creek and now finished in first place at Cedar Creek, shooting 41/42, 83, net 74. Nicely done Tiger!! Congrats!! Ram Longoria took second place shooting 45/47, 92, net 75 and Corky Diaz DeLeon finished third with a 49/46, 95, net 77 score. Good job Fellas!
Ram Longoria has put together an impressive body of work over that last two months as well. For the last 5 tournament Ram has finished in one of the top three spots. Ram has played constantly all year long and is the first Travelers Cup Tour player (ever) to breach the $3,000,000 mark in a single year and it appears that he is not finished yet. Only one player (Bryan Rocha) stands in his way of claiming the 2022 Travelers Cup Tour Championship.
Landa Park, New Braundels
Congratulations to Ramiro Longoria on taking home the win at Landa Park last weekend. Ram shot a net 67 on day one and 75 on day two for a total net score of 141 to nudge out John White by two strokes. (75/68, net 143) Charlie Gomez took the third spot with a net 146 two-day total. (72/74, net 146) Congratulations Ram. Well done.
We have a new Sheriff in town, and his name is Ramiro Longoria. Ram has been playing consistently this year, just hanging around, and now has captured the first-place spot for the year. Carlos Cantu is now $135,000 off the lead, and Bryan Rocha is just $220,000 back. Charlie Gomez continues to play well and is now in the fourth spot, and Roland Vara completes the top five.
We still have several tournaments remaining to be played this year. Each of these guys have the skills to finish strong enough to capture the title for the year... or could there be a sleeper in the mists? Only time will tell.
Comanche Trace, Kerrville, TX
Ram Longoria was the only player to shoot a net score under par (40/45, 85) net 68 score, to take home the win at Comanche Trace. Congratulations Ram!! It was well deserved. Victor Darnold took the second place spot shooting a (49/46 96) net 73 score. We had a four way tie between Ron Tatsch, Anthony Campbell, Charlie Gomez and Raul Medellin, for third place with net 74 scores. Nicely done Fellas!!
There was some shuffling around between the top 5 players for the year, with Bryan Rocha taking back the first place spot. Carlos Cantu moved down into second. Ram Longoria jumped two spots taking over third place. Charlie Gomes remained in fourth and Joe Loy moved down two spots to remain in the top five. Mike Von, Roland Fara, John Pittman, Victor Darnold and Raul Medellin finish out the top ten players for the year. Welcome to the top 10 Vic Dawg!!
Here are the totals, stats, and updated standing for the year.
The Bandit (Major)
Mike Von won our two day Major at the Bandit last weekend shooting a two day net score of 144. He had to hold off a few late charges from Ron Tatsch and Carlos Cantu, who both shot net scores under par on Sunday (net 68 and 70 respectively). Carlos Cantu ended up in 2nd with a two day net score of 146 and Ron Tatsch tied for 3rd with Charlie Gomez with scores of 148 each. Congratulations Mike on taking home the win!!
Bryan Rocha is still hanging on to 1st place for the year, while Mike Von’s 1st place finish has moved him up 5 spots to take over the 2nd place and Carlos Cantu moved up 2 spots into 3rd place. Other notable movers were Joe Loya moving up 4 spots into 8th, Ron Tatsch moving up 5 spots into 9th and John Tirey moving up 6 places to take over the 12th spot. Good shooting guys.
Here are our tournament totals, updated standings, and stats. Hope to see you guys soon.
Congratulation to Bryan Rocha on taking home his first win this year at The Quarry. Bryan shot a very consistent 42/42, 84, net 72 score to nudge out Carlos Cantu by one stroke. Carlos shot a 42/44, 86, net 73. We had a tie for third place between Charlie Gomez and Ramiro Longoria. They shot 40/45, 85 and 42/47, 89, net 74 scores respectively. Great shooting guy and well done Mr. Rocha!!
Congratulations to Victor Darnold on taking home the win at Rebecca Creek. Vic Dawg had three birdies on his way to a net score of 68, Ron Tatsch shot an even net 72 scores from the tips to take second place, and Charlie Gomes and Ramiro Longoria tied for the third spot with net 74 scores. Nicely done, Fellas!!
Ram increased his margin for the year over Bryan and Carlos, who trail him by $305,000 and $500,000, respectively. Charlie Comes is only $605,000 behind him as well. With only three tournaments remaining, Bryan, Carlos, and Charlie are the only players that can still catch Ram. Ram is not making it easy for these guys. He has finished in one of the top three spots in the last four tournaments. Keep it up, Fellas, and good luck to all.
River Bend Golf Course
We had two previous Travelerscup Tour Champions, (Victor Darnold - 2018 and Carlos Cantu - 2015) battle it out for first place at River Bend. Both players shot net 70 scores to tie, nudging out three other players (Ron "Tiger" Tatsch, John Pittman, and John Tirey) by one stroke. It was a hot one out there but Vic Dawg and Carlos headed back out onto the course to determine our Champion. Hole #1 at River Bend is a par 4 that plays 409 from the tips, and 378 from one up. Carlos was first to tee off and cranked one down the right side. He ended up just off the fairway past the red stakes in some tall grass. Vic Dawg showed that his game still has a bit of a bite in it by smashing one of his 300+ yard drives down the left side of the fairway. I am told that it didn't get very high but it had some heat on it and it ran for miles. He ended up only 74 out. Carlos' second shot ended up in front of the green and was still quite a bit away from the pin that was snuggled all the way in the back. Vic Dawg pitched his second shot to the back of the green that just rolled off into the first cut. He ended up taking a bogie on the hole and Carlos did not play his next few shots as well as he would have liked. Carlos had a 14 footer to tie, but it took a left turn as it approached the hole. Victor Darnold was crowned the tournament Champion. Congrats Vic Dawg!!!
Carlos Cantu continues to lead our Standings for the year. This was Carlos' fourth second place finish. He has also won our third major at Randolph and tied for third at Alsatian. You are playing really well Carlos! Keep it up my friend. You are going to be hard to catch if you do.
Randolph AFB Golf (3rd major)
We needed a hole by hole playoff to determine our Major Champion at Randolph AFB. Joe Loya and Carlos Cantu played exceptionally well on day 1 shooting sub-par rounds of 39/42, 81, net 66 and 39/43, 82, net 68 respectively. Joe had a two-stroke lead going into the round on day 2; plus, Joe got an added stroke because of the difference between their handicaps so, Carlos had to make up 3 strokes to tie. By the turn on Sunday Carlos had done exactly that by shooting a 40 going out and Joe shooting a 43. By the 17th hole Joe was up by 1 stroke and then things got interesting. There was a three-stroke swing in Carlos' favor on 17. Joe took a double bogey and Carlos birdied the hole. Joe shot a par on 18 and Carlos took a bogey to end up in a tie for the tournament. Next time you see them you will have to ask them for the play by play.
It took them one hole in a playoff to determine our Champion. Joe had the honors and hit a solid tee shot down the left side of the fairway between 120 to 130 out. Carlos teed his shot up and ripped it down the left side as well but ended up just off the fairway that brought the trees into play. He had to be under 100 or so out from the pin. The hole placement was in the middle of a sloppy green with several small hills around the green and a bunker on the front right. Joe was out and lined up his shot and struck the ball well. It appeared to be right on line with the pin that landed just off the green on the left. With a good bounce it would roll right towards the hole. Because of the slope on the green, you could not see where the ball finished from the fairway. Carlos's next shot was a bit trickier. He did not have a shot over the trees so he had to play a 90-yard punch shot just under a few branches that were just in front of him and into a green protected by small hills on the left and that was sloping front to back from his angle. He executed the shot to perfection; clipping the overhanging branch ever so slightly and flying into the rough on the hill on the left and rolling onto the green pin high about 15 ft. away. It was cool to watch. What was not cool was the bad break that Joe received on his second shot. It did not hit and roll out towards the hole as expected. I am told that it is plugged next to a sprinkler. Joe took relief and chose to putt his third shot. The shot was not executed as well as he would have liked and ended up about 14 or 15 ft. out. Joe now needs to make his par putt to force Carlos to make the birdie for the win. Joe missed it and tapped in for a bogey. Carlos had a two putt for the win. He snuggled it up to the hole and Joe then conceded the match. Congratulations Carlo on a well-deserved win!!
Looks like we have a new leader for the year. Check out the Updated 2022 Standings and the stats.
Would like to thank Mike Von for picking up the slack when The Commish and I were not able to play this Tournament. Great Job Mike!!
Our 2020 Travelers Cup Tour Champion John Pittman showed that he still has what it takes to win on our tour by shooting 45/43, 88, net 71 at Vaaler Creek last weekend. John was the only player to shoot a net score under par. Congratulations John it was well deserved. We had a tie for second place between Kevin Starry and Anthony Campbell, that shot 45/41, 86, net 73, and 46/41, 87, net 73 scores respectively. Nicely done Fellas!!
The top 5 spots remain unchanged for the year, with Bryan Rocha in 1st, Ramiro Longoria in 2nd, Roland Vara in 3rd, Charlie Gomez in 4th, and Carlos Cantu in our 5th place. With his win here at Vaaler Creek John Pittman has moved up 5 spots to take the 6th spot bumping Mike Von down one to 7th place. Kevin Starry 8th, David Morin 9th, and James Cervantes 10th round out the top 10 for the year.
Next up is our second major of the year at The Bandit. Hope to see you there.
Golf Club of Texas
We needed a hole by hole playoff to determine our Tournament Champion at The Golf Club of Texas. Charlie Gomez shot a 42/38, 80, net 72 and Mike Von shot a 45/44, 89, net 72 to tie for first place. It took them one hole to decide our champion. The first hole is a downhill par 4 that was playing 341 from the blue tee box. It was decided that Charlie would hit first. He teed it up and hit a baby fad down the left side of the fairway leaving himself about a 120 yard shot in. Mike teed his shot up and swung away. I believe I heard Mike say that a tree jumped right out in front of him and knocked his ball into the left side rough. It could not be found, so he took a drop and hit his third shot to about 80 yards out just in front and right of the green. Charlie took control of the playoff by knocking his approach shot to within 5 or 6 ft. of the cup. Mike was not able to chip his fourth shot it in to force Charlie to two putt to tie. The hole was conceded and Charlie was declared the Champion. Congratulations Charlie well done!!
Delaware Springs, Burnet, TX
Congratulations to Ron "Tiger" Tatsch on taking home the win at Delaware Springs. Tiger was the only player to shoot from the Tips and shot a 39/40, 79, net 71 score to finish 6 strokes ahead of the field. Our Commish Mario Perez played well and took the second spot with a 45/46, 91, net 77 score. The current 2022 leader Ramiro Longoria continues to play well, finishing in the third spot shooting a 47/43, 90, net 78 score. Tiger is our best player on the Travelscup Tour and shows us that even our lower handicaped players are able to compete and win tournaments. Congratulations again Tiger. Well done!!
Ok we are coming down the home stretch for the year with only 4 Tournaments remaining. It looks like we have 5 players that mathematically can catch Ram. Two of those players (Roland Varal, and Joe Loya) have outside chances, but three other players (Bryan Rocha, Carlos Cantu, and Charlie Gomez) have a legitimate chance to walk him down. It's going to be interesting to watch.
Rebecca Creek is next up in two weeks. Make sure you RSVP soon if you haven't done so already.
Alstian Golf Club, Castroville, TX
Congratulations to Joe Loya! He was declared our Tournament Champion at the Alsatian Golf Club in Castroville! This was Joe's second win this year. He was one of only two players to shoot a gross score under 80. He shot 38/41, 79, Net 69 to tie with Roger Smith who shot 42/44, 86, Net 69. Roger chose not to play in a playoff. The top two players for the year Carlos Cantu (#1) and Bryan Rocha (#2) tied for the third spot with net 71 scores. Nicely done Fellas!! Roland Vara was the only other player to shoot a gross score under 80 (39/39, 78, net 72) and remained in third place for the year. Joe Loya moved up two spots to take over fourth place, moving Ram Longoria and Charlie Gomez each down one spot. Looking at the stat sheet, several players had multiple Birdies on their cards and one player with an Eagle. You will have to ask Roger Smith how he played 17 to get to... and make that Eagle putt.
Here are our updated Standings and how everyone finished.
Olmos Basin Golf Course
We saw some excellent scores at the Olmos Basin Tournament. Three players shot under 80, and seven players had net scores of par or better. Joe Loya was at the top of the list at the end of the day shooting 41/38, 79, net 68 to take the win over Anthony Campbell who shot 41/37, 78, net 69. Bryan Rocha was the other player under 80 with a 39/40, 79, net 70 score. Looking at the stats we had two players who shot very consistent by only putting Birdies/Pars/or Bogies on their cards. That was Joe Loya and Ron “Tiger” Tatsch who had 1/9/8 and 2/5/11 respectively. Nicely done Fellas and Congratulations Joe on taking home your first win this year! It was well deserved!
Bryan Rocha increased his lead over the field by finishing in 3rd place with only Joe Loya and Anthony Campbell gaining points on him. We sill have 7 players under $900,000 off the lead. Our top 10 players are Bryan Rocha, Mike Von, Charlie Gomez, Ramiro Longoria, Carlos Cantu, Roland Vara, Joe Loya, John Pittman, Steve Copp, and Ronald Tatsch.
Here are the final numbers and stats. Next up is our Major Tournament at Randolph AFB Golf Course. Hope to see all of you out there.
Congratulations to Bryan Rocha on winning our first Major of the year at Canyon Springs!! Bryan was striking the ball extremely well and was the only player to have a net score under par. (41/42, 81, net 70) David Morin made a late charge at the lead but ended up 3 strokes back to finish in second place. (50/44, 94, net 73) Roland Vara continues to play well. Roland has played in three tournaments and has finished first, second and now taking the third spot here at Canyon Springs. (42/43, 85, Net 74) Nicely done Fellas!!!
Congratulations to Ramiro Longoria on taking home the win at Silverhorn. Ram was the only player to shoot a net score under par. He shot a 44/43 87, net 70 score. Nicely done Ram!! Coming in second place with a score of 42/43, 85, net 73 was Charlie Gomez, and our third place winner was Jack Shaffer shooting a very consistent score of 41/41, 82 net 74. Good job Fellas!
Ram has catapulted into first place with his win here at Silverhorn. He now has a combined total of $475,000 for the year. Roland Vara is in the second spot with $300,000 and Charlie Gomez is now in our third spot with $210,000. See below and the attached pdfs to see how everyone finished, our stats, and our updated standings for the year.
Next up is the Golf Club of Texas. Hope to see you there.
Bryan Rocha played another fine round at Olympia Hill shooting 41/40, 81, net 66 from the tips. That was good enough to take first place. Ramiro Longoria continues to play well shooting 43/43, 86, net 69 to finish in second place and Raul Medellin finished in the third spot with a 40/48, 88, net 71 score. Good shooting Fellas and Congratulations Brian on the win!!
Ramiro Longoria remains in the lead for the year but is now only $120,000 in front of Bryan Rocha and $270,000 in front of our 2015 Traveler Cup Champion Carlos Canu. Charlie Gomez, Roland Vara, and Joe Loya are still within striking distance as well. With only 5 tournaments remaining it's going to be interesting to watch who will finish on top.
Roland Vara was crowned the Champion of our two day Major at Brackenridge and Riverside by shooting some of the lowest net scores that we have seen all year. Roland shot 38/40, 78, Net 66 at Brackenridge and 39/38, 77, Net 67 at Riverside for a combined two day total of 133. Excellent shooting Roland and Congratulations!! Rounding out the top 3 were Gil Dominguez in second place (Day 1: 43/38, 81, Net 69, & Day 2: 43/39, 82, Net 73, Total of 142) and Steve Copp took the third spot (Day 1: 43/42, 85, Net 71, & Day 2: 44/42, 86, Net 73, Total of 144).
With his first place finish here at our 4th Major, Roland Vara jumped up into our third spot for the year. Carlo Cantu and Bryan Rocha continue to battel each other for first place. Bryan was not able to play last weekend and Carlos shot well, finishing in fifth place shooting (Day 1: 42/43, 85, Net 72, & Day 2: 45/41, 86, Net 75, Total of 147). Ram Longoria and Charlie Gomez finish out the top five spots.
Next up is the Alsatian Golf Course in Castroville on Saturday August 6th. Hope to see you there.
Congratulations to Steve Copp on taking home the win on Saturday at Starcke Park. Raul Medellin came in second and Roland Vara took the third-place finish. The scores were 42/41 - 83 net 67, 39/78 - 84, net 70, and 42/42 - 84, bet 71 respectively. Nice job Fellas!
Bryan Rocha, Mike Von, Charlie Gomez, Carlos Cantu, and Ram Longoria hold the top five spots for the year. Each of these players is less than $500,000 off the lead. Still, plenty of golf to be played.
Our 2012 Travelers Cup Tour Champion Kevin Starry showed that he still has the skills to win on our tour by shooting the lowest round of the year to take the win at The Buckhorn on Saturday. Kevin shot a 41/35, 76, net 65 to beat Roland Vara by 3 strokes who came in with a 41/38, 79, net 68 score. We had four other players that shot par or better. The were Bryan Rocha (39/40, 79, net 69), Carlos Cantu (42/39, 81, net 70), Scott Bowling (41/41, 82, net 70), and Jerry Perez (49/41, 90, net 71). Nice shooting guys and congratulations Mr. Starry on a great round and the win!!
We were able to get our first tournament in last weekend. It was initially cold and we had about a 3 hour frost delay but we got it in. It turned out to be a beautiful day.
Congratulations to Roland Vara on taking home the first win of the season. Roland shot a 43/45, 88, net 70 score to edge out two other competitors Ron Tatsch and Ram Longoria. They shot 45/39, 84, net 73 and 46/47, 93, net 73 scores (respectively) to tie for second place. Victor Darnold came in fourth, and we had a three way tie for fifth place between Carlos Cantu, Bryan Rocha, and Joe Loya. Here are the totals for everyone and our stats so far.
Looking forward to a great year!!