Birch Ridge Report: Seniors get assist from organizers

Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2002

The 11th Annual Birch Ridge Golf Association's Grainge Memorial Senior Golf Tournament was played last Thursday and Friday. While results were printed in the Sunday Peninsula Clarion, the one item missing was the thank you to the two individuals who stepped in at the last minute to organize the event.

June Stuckey and Linda Murphy were a tremendous help and on behalf of all the participants in the tournament, thank you very much!

Eagle Sighting

Larry Matson was playing with his friend Ellis on July 23 when Ellis, playing from the wild rose tees on hole No. 7, hit her tee shot to just shy of the 150-yard marker. Ellis pulled out the trusty 5 wood and hit a perfect shot which bounced three times on the green and then disappeared into the hole. Congratulations!

Senior League

We went to press this week before we were able to get the Monday results. However, play continues every Monday morning and we look forward to seeing you next Monday for some more challenging games. Contact the Pro Shop to see if the morning dew has changed the 8:15 a.m. tee-off times.

Men's League

While it was cool and rains were threatening, the weather did not deter the men from coming out. The winning team at 4-under was Mike Hollingsworth, Jay Kriner, and C.T. Reese. Reese had closest to the pin on No. 6 at 16 feet, 2 inches while Mike Hollingsworth aided the team on No. 8, putting his ball within 14 feet, 4 inches of the hole.

Long drive for the evening went to Dan Woitel.

Men's League continues every Wednesday night with check-in at 6 p.m.

Birch Ridge Cup

The Women have concluded the first round of Birch Ridge Cup play. Myrna Cowan and Jan Stenga are currently in first place and following a nine-hole play off, Lynne Reynolds and Barbara Winkler are in second place. Myrna and Jan will be in touch with Women's Birch Ridge Cup Players about the second round of play within the week.

In Men's Birch Ridge Cup, with only a week remaining in the race, the Red Division leaders are Gary Dawkins and John Lansing. The team of Al Detmer and Ray Hamby are close behind. In the Blue Division, the team of Bob and Caleb Sizemore are well in front and Phil Turkington and Dave Grove are in second.

The four top teams in each division will be in the playoffs. Playoffs may be necessary to determine those top teams. Teams need to get all their matches completed so playoffs can get under way.

Junior Golf

The Alaska Junior Golf Association had its final tournament of the year at Anchorage's Moose Run Golf Course on July 22. In the 15 to 17 age group, Tony Azzara took third shooting a 79, Matt Matarrese sixth with an 81, and Josh Lansing eighth at 82. The final tournament of the year will be the Junior Masters Invitational, Aug. 12 and 13.

Soldotna Elks Golf Tourney

The Soldotna Elks Golf Tourney will be Aug. 10. For your $60 entry fee, you get 18 holes of golf and a steak dinner following the tournament. There is also the opportunity to win cash prizes for closest to the hole on No. 6, No. 8, No. 15, and No. 17. Long drive prizes will be awarded for both men and women on hole Nos. 4 and 13. And a hole in one on No. 15 wins a new Buick. Cash team prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

For details or to sign up for this great tournament stop by the Pro Shop or call 262-5270.

See you on the backside.

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