Lucky Lowman

Lucky Lowman

The La Contenta Men’s Club hosted its annual holiday classic – The Turkey Shoot – on Saturday, November 14, along with its Elite Eight tournament.

The Elite Eight tournament features the four top point earners from the first half of the year and the four top point earners from the second half of the year. The eight played their own low net tournament with Al Tousley shooting a 69 to cruise to a 3-shot win in first place. Al Liberato placed second with a 72 and Jim Avansino came in third place with a 74.

Men’s Club players not in the Elite Eight participated in the Turkey Shoot, which is also a low net individual tournament. Mitch Mariani finished first in a close tournament with a 68, edging runner-up Al Alt, who placed second with a 69, and Joe Neff, who placed third with a 70.

In closest to the pin contests, the legendary Lucky Lowman, a Veteran who flew fighter planes in both World War II and Korea, placed second on the 8th hole, just one week after celebrating his 99th birthday.