Eskelin, Morgan tops in KGA tournament

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2005

Todd Eskelin posted a tournament-low round of 6-over-par 78 on the second day of the Donald R. Morgan Memorial Kenai Golf Association Fall Classic to win the men's competition by two strokes Sunday at Kenai Golf Course.

In the ladies' competition, Carol Morgan edged Judy Salo by a stroke to win the tournament named in honor of her late husband.

"It's in memory of my husband, so it's kind of nice that I won," Morgan said. "It's a great group of gals that came out. It made things enjoyable having them show up. The course is in great shape — it's just enjoyable to get out and play."

Morgan and Salo each shot 104 in Sunday's second round, but a 98 Saturday gave Morgan the one-stroke advantage. Morgan said she faltered just a little during Sunday's showers but was able to recover when the rain passed.

"I am a fair-weather golfer," Morgan said.

In the men's competition, Doug Jung had the first-round lead after shooting a 79 while Eskelin and Jesse Wade each opened with an 80. Wade shot an 80 on Sunday to finish second in the gross scoring competition with a two-day total of 160, two strokes behind Eskelin. Jung closed with an 84 to finish third at 163.

"It was a great tournament. I had a couple putts that fell today that didn't fall yesterday, but the other guys that were right in there, they played good, too," Eskelin said.

Eskelin said it was a nice time of year to be out on the course, particularly in Saturday's sunshine, and added that quite a few golfers look forward to playing in the tournament, which is open to Kenai Golf Association members.

"There's a couple of other big tournaments, but a lot of people look forward to this one. It's the Kenai Golf Association championship for the year, so you get bragging rights until next spring," Eskelin said.

Donald R. Morgan Kenai Golf Association Fall Classic

Saturday and Sunday at Kenai Golf Course

Results with first round, second round, gross and net scores


First flight

Morgan 98-104—202 152

Salo 99-104—203 151

Brehm 99-105—204 164

Heus 104-115—219 161

Sibolboro 112-113—225 159

Dahlgren 134-125—259 173

Spisak 143-140—283 185


First flight

Eskelin 80-78—158 148

Wade 80-80—160 146

D. Jung 79-84—163 149

Moock 82-82—164 158

Harvey 83-83—165 155

Griffith 82-84—166 154

Bradford 83-84—167 151

Alvarez 93-81—174 160

Bassel 91-85—176 154

Dahlgren 87-90—177 159

Norris 84-95—179 159

Haralson 87-93—180 164

Kramer 87-94—181 159

C. Jung 90-92—182 162

Carver 91-91—182 166

Leides 95-WD

Second flight

Kahakauwila 93-86—172 149

Edwards 90-93—183 157

Lipski 92-91—183 159

Allison 85-99—184 158

Kebschull 96-90—186 154

Ruppenthal 92-97—189 163

Cocker 101-89—190 166

Legner 99-96—195 163

Hyman 98-98—196 166

Stuart 99-101—200 168

Jackman 97-114—211 183

Davis 87-WD

Third flight

Rozak 88-89—177 131

Galloway 95-98—193 155

Stamer 97-99—196 156

O'Reilly 92-103—195 147

Salo 100-98—198 160

Pate 100-104—204 158

Cox 106-102—208 153

Kornfield 101-108—209 181

Glidden 99-111—210 144

Drews 102-118—220 172

Steele 124-118—242 166

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