Rarely has Patrick Oropallo had as fine a day of golf as he did Monday in the Sasquatch Open Pro-Am at Centennial Golf Club.
And what did he get for it? A fitful night’s sleep and the makings of an ulcer.
Oropallo, the head pro at Eagle Point, shot a bogey-free, 5-under-par 67, then topped the day off by winning a horse race against nine other pros who qualified with top-10 scores.
The tournament proper featured 17 pros from Oregon and northern California. They each teamed with four amateurs for the inaugural two-day event.
“I lost sleep,” Oropallo said of Monday night. “It’s hard to back up a good round with another good round.”
Only one other player in the first round – Kris Isackson, a former assistant pro at Eagle Point – shot better, posting a course-record 64. [CONTINUE READING]