Hot and steamy is the only way to describe it as the LMGA held their second annual Club Championship Tournament on July 11th and 12th at Pioneers and Highlands Golf Courses respectively. A total of 59 players entered the event which was separated into a Scratch Division and a Handicap Division divided into 4 Flights. 58 players showed up and 53 finished the grueling two days as heat indices reached or exceeded 100 degrees both days. The results are as follows with ties being decided by a card playoff:
Championship Flight-Scratch Division: Club Champion, Alex Svehla who shot a 145; 2nd Place, Kent Kurtzer with a 150; 3rd Place, Mark Miller with a 150 and Steve Stevenson with a 152.
1st Flight-Handicap Division: 1st Place, Spencer Duncan with a 145; 2nd Place, Kent Evans with a 146; 3rd Place, David Dunigan with a 147; 4th Place, Steve Miller with a 150 and Greg Anderson with a 152.
2nd Flight-Handicap Division: 1st Place, Larry Krebsbach who shot a 137; 2nd Place, Dennis Schmitz with a 138; 3rd Place, Joe Schulz with a 140; 4th place, Daniel Ruth with a 140 and 5th place, Pete Rodriguez with a 140.
3rd Flight-Handicap Division: 1st Place, Doug Radtke who shot 135; 2nd Place, Mike Smith with a 142; 3rd Place, Bernie Rempe with a 143; 4th place, Mark Blose with 145 and 5th place, Jerry Petersen with a 147.
4th Flight-Handicap Division: 1st Place, Shane Rhian who shot 135; 2nd Place, Mike Arter with a 141; 3rd Place, Larry Morford with a 143; and 4th Place, Bill Rainey with a 144.
The LMGA wants to thank Denis Vontz and Tim Rowland and their staffs for helping make the tournament an enjoyable event for everyone that took part. We especially appreciated the coolers of water on the course. That was a Godsend. We also want to compliment them for the excellent condition of their courses. We heard nothing but compliments about the playing conditions. Lastly we want to thank all the members that braved the heat to make it an exciting championship.
The next LMGA event is the ABC tournament on August 8th at Pioneers Golf Course. Members who sign up will be paired with other golfers to create 3-man teams with similar handicaps. It should be an excellent opportunity to meet some new playing partners. Go to the LMGA website lmgagolf.org for details and to enter.
We also want to remind the young golfers of the upcoming Youth-Adult tournament to be held on July 25th and 26th at the Jim Ager Memorial Golf Course.