The Kenai Open was a big success this past weekend.
I would like to thank everyone who participated. I would like to thank our sponsors Doug Jung and Safeway, and Bill Bushnell and Pizza Hut. I would also like to thank Mike Navarre for all his help and support not only for this year, but for years past too. You have helped make our event and junior program successes. Again, thank you for everything.
In the Kenai Open, Todd Eskelin was our low gross winner with a two-day total of 162. Todd had been battling injury all season long. He worked hard and got his game back together and taught us all a valuable lesson - to never give up and to keep practicing and to maintain the will to complete.
Congratulations, Todd, for a great victory in the last tournament of the season. Keep up the good work.
In the first division, first net was John Dahlgren with a net of 149 for the two days, Ken Liedes also had a 149. John beat Ken in a playoff.
Third net went to Mark Azzara with a 152, followed by Rene Alvarez, also with a score of 152. Fifth low net was Doug Jung with a net score of 155. Notable gross scores in this division included Doug Jung with a 163, Ken Liedes with a 163 and Beau Forest with a 164. Congratulations, guys, for a job well done.
In the second division, the first-place net winner was Kirk Hyman with a net of 146.
Second net was won by Jim Bradford with a net of 150, and third net was won by Dusty Steinbeck, also with a net of 150.
Fourth net was won by Mike Houghton with a 153, and Shane Zimmerman won fifth net with a net total of 156.
Notable scores in this division included Noel Widmayer with a net of 156, Joe Deveaux with a 165, John Glidden with a 167 and Jerry Norris with a 158. Congratulations to all.
Playoffs of the Atigun Cup begin this Saturday with tee times starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch this event. The final matches will be played on Sunday, also starting at 11 a.m.
In the gross division, No. 1 seed Gordon Griffin is matched up against No. 8 seed Chris Morin. No. 2 seed Doug Jung plays No. 7 seed Ken Liedes. No. 3 seed Mark Griffin plays No. 6 seed Rene Alvarez. No. 4 seed Tommy Carver plays No. 5 seed Todd Eskelin.
In the net division, No. 1 seed Charlie K and No. 2 seed Ryan hardy each received a bye.No. 4 seed Mike Kebschull plays No. 5 seed Kirk Hyman. No. 3 seed Bill Bushnell plays No. 6 seed John Glidden.
On Sept. 6, 15 hardy seniors took to the course.
Low gross was won by Jim Bradford, and low net was won by Bobby Bush. The seniors will continue to play every Tuesday until the season is over.
Thank you again, Jerry Norris, for a job well done.
To everyone, come out and enjoy some great fall golf.
Don't forget the Glow Ball Tournament on Sept. 23.
Contact Jennifer Rosin for more information, 398-2808. See you on the course.