The Kenai Golf Course will celebrate the Fourth of July with the Red, White and Blue Tournament organized by Rich Edwards. Rich started this tournament a couple of years ago and everyone really looks forward to it. The format is a two-person scramble. Each group plays from the same tees: six red tees, six white tees and six blue tees with ALL tees in the forward position. Entry fee for this even is $75 per person or $150 per team. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 283-7500.
The Memorial Tournament was held this past weekend. Chris Murray held a sizeable lead going into day two over the field. On the second day, Doug Jung came roaring back with a 36 on the front nine, which tightened things up considerably.
In the final analysis Murray held on to a one-stroke victory over Doug Jung and Greg Harrington with a two-day net total of 149 to Jung’s and Harrington’s 150. On a card-back Jung was second and Harrington was third. Rich Edwards and Joe Deveaux tied for fourth with net scores of 151. On a card-back Rich Edwards finished fourth and Joe Deveaux finished fifth.
Other notable net scores included Gary Early with a 153 total and Skip Dove with a total of 157. Closest to the pins Saturday were won by Edwards on No. 5 with a shot of 8 feet, 11 inches. No. 9 was won by Murray with a shot of 12-9. Murray also won No. 10 with a shot of 14-2. The Gross Sidepot on Saturday was also won by Murray.
Closest to the pin on Sunday on No. 5 was won by Joe Deveaux with a shot of 28 feet and a half inch.
No. 9 was also won by Joe with a shot of 0-0 which was, indeed, a hole-in-one on the longest par 3 on the golf course. It was a high, magical shot that landed softly and rolled in the hole. It was a lot of fun to be on the tee box, watching Joe hit that shot. Congratulations, Joe, on hitting your first hole in one ever, and also thank you for the refreshments at the end of the day.
Closest to the pin on No. 10 was won by Gordon Griffin with a shot of 6-9. Pat Bowen won closest to the pin on No. 14 with 12-9. Saturday skins were won by Doug Jung, Gary Early and Steve Fickes, each with one skin. Chris Murray won three skins. Skins on Sunday were won by Rich Edwards, Ken Liedes, Aaron Cooper and Greg Harrington, each with one skin. Joe Deveaux won two skins. I would like to thank Mike Navarre and Arby’s for their sizeable donation to this Memorial event. Thanks also, Mike for your support throughout the entire golf season.
Men’s Night, June 19 — The team of Aaron Cooper, Matt Hopson and Kevin Stalker finished first at 1-under-par. The team of Brandon Wold, Skip Dove and Steve Fickes finished second at even par. Kevin Stalker won closest to the pin on the second shot on No. 7 with 3-3. Bill Haese won closest to the pin on No. 5 with a shot of 15-8. Brian Wodarek won No. 9 with a shot of 16-7.
Men’s Night, June 26 — The team of Steve Fickes and Josh Lansing won with a score of 1-under-par. The team of Aaron Cooper and Gary Early was second with a score of even par. Closest to the pin on No. 5 was won by Steve Fickes with a shot of 24-0. Closest to the pin on No. 9 was won by Aaron Cooper with 15-1. Thank you to Arby’s and Jersey Subs for providing door prizes for Men’s Night.
Atigun Cup Update — Chris Murray continues to lead with a total of 56.5 points, followed by Gilbert Arellano with 51.5 points, Doug Jung 49, Ken Liedes 33, Greg Harrington 32, Todd Eskelin 26, Gordon Griffin 25, Chris Morin 23 and Rene Alvarez 8.
In the Net Division, Steve Fickes continues to lead with 49.5 points, followed by Aaron Cooper with 46.5, Michael Houghton 42.5, Joe Deveaux 42.5, Chuck Rupenthal 41, Kirk Hyman 32 and John Gibson 12.
Next beginning golfer Ladies’ Clinic is next week, July 7 to 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The next Junior Clinic is July 28 to 30, also from 6 to 8 p.m. Call the clubhouse for more information.
Coming up at Kenai Golf Course will be the Tesoro tournament on Tuesday, the Firefighters tournament on July 12 and a KGA tourney on July 13.
As always, see you on the course.