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Ringering seeks title defense

Two-day event crowns men’s champion

by: Photo by Joe McHaney - Brian Ringering was last year’s Desert Peaks Golf Club men’s champion.

Dating back to 2004, Madras golfer Brian Ringering has owned the annual Desert Peaks Golf Club Men's Association championship tournament.
   The right-handed swinging Ringering has won six of the past eight championship tournaments, including a victory last year with a two-day score of 141 strokes, 3-under par. He fired a 2-under-par 70 in the opening round last year and followed with a 71 in the final round.
   Ringering and the entire men's association will compete this weekend at Desert Peaks Golf Club to crown this year's champion. Golfers can golf anytime on Aug. 4 and then will be paired according to scores for the final round Aug. 5, which begins at 8 a.m.
   Aside from Ringering, Francisco Morales (2010) and Cruz Bocanegra (2007) have won titles dating back to 2004. Ringering won three consecutive from 2004-2006, and was back-to-back champion in 2008-2009. Not to take anything away from Morales, who won with a score of 142 in 2010, but Ringering was unable to play in the tournament. Morales, however, has been Ringering's strongest competition in recent years. He finished second last year (148), after shooting a 78 in the first round.