Duo of Erickson/Rodriguez take home second straight title
In the third playing of the SCGA Stableford Team Net Championship, the familiar duo of William Erickson and Fidel Rodriguez of Catalina GC ran away from the competition to secure a second consecutive title, this time at La Quinta Resort & Club (Dunes).
The winning team opened Round 1 with with 67 points and shut the door on the final day with an impressive 68 points to secure a 16 point victory over Darryl Gordon (River Ridge GC) and Joseph Hall (Desert Falls GA).
Finishing near the top of the leaderboard has become tradition for the Erickson/Rodriguez duo. In the first playing of the event, they narrowly missed the title after finishing one point behind the eventual winners and then took home the crown last year at Westin Mission Hills.
Rather than counting the total number of strokes taken, as in stroke play, Stableford involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole in respect to par. Both players' scores are combined on each hole for the total team score.