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Engberg, Crowley capture Morgan titles

Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004

Paula Crowley and Bill Engberg outlasted some stiff competition Sunday to earn titles at the Donnie Morgan Kenai Golf Association Fall Classic at the Kenai Golf Course

Crowley used a strong finish to hold off Rita Botelho and Pam Martinez in the ladies flight, while Engberg was able to barely sneak past Doug Jung for top men's honors.

"Any one of us could have won the thing," Crowley said after shooting a final round 94 Sunday to beat Botelho by four strokes in the two-day event.

The difference between the top two players came at the very end of the tournament. Botelho was leading by one going into hole 17, but Crowley finished with pars on the final two holes, while Botelho made a triple and double bogey to finish.

"It was a very good battle," Crowley said. "I guess it was just my turn."

In the men's first flight, Kenai pro Engberg used two identical rounds of 76 to eke out a one-stroke win.

"It was consistent," Engberg said of his tournament.

It may have been consistent, but it wasn't easy. Engberg had to overtake day one leader Doug Haralson, then stave off a furious fight from Jung on the back nine Sunday.

Engberg said he had a five-stroke lead after the 11th hole, but Jung was able to slowly sneak back into contention with a number of clutch par saves.

"Doug played awesome," Engberg said of Jung, whose final-round 74 was the lowest of the tournament.

The showdown came down to the final hole, and a little confusion may have helped Engberg hold his lead. He said he knew he was leading by two strokes, but Jung thought it was three.

Thinking he had little chance to win, Jung left his long birdie putt on 18 short and made par while Engberg made a bogey.

"If he makes it we tie," Engberg said.

Engberg gave Jung plenty of credit for making sure the win was well-earned.

"Every time I though I had a comfortable lead, he came charging after me," he said.

Donnie Morgan Kenai Golf

Association Fall Classic

Saturday and Sunday

At Kenai Golf Course

Ladies flight

Name Sat. Sun. Gross (Net)

Paula Crowley 84 94 178 (152)

Rita Botelho 86 96 182 (154)

Pam Martinez 93 91 184 (148)

Kathy Heus 106 101 207 (141)

Rachelle Brehm 111 106 216 (160)

Teresa Sibolboro 121 117 238 (172)

Shelly Ramsey 119 132 251 (173)

Men's first flight

Name Sat. Sun. Gross (Net)

Bill Engberg 76 76 152 (152)

Doug Jung 79 74 153 (141)

Eldon Harvey 79 81 160 (148)

Chris Sonnichsen 84 77 161 (147)

Todd Eskelin 81 83 164 (148)

Ken Liedes 86 79 165 (153)

Gordon Griffin 86 87 173 (159)

Nick Martinez 95 83 178 (164)

Felix Martinex 93 89 182 (166)

Men's second flight

Name Sat. Sun. Gross (Net)

Tom Reese 86 88 174 (156)

Eddie Sibolboro 93 92 186 (162)

Dwight Kramer 87 89 176 (156)

Tom Allison 86 82 168 (148)

Doug Haralson 75 89 164 (146)

Bill Burtram 89 96 185 (167)

Rene Alvarez 77 86 163 (143)

Jeff Cocker 81 81 162 (138)

John Dahlgren 89 90 179 (161)

Jesse Wade 80 87 167 (147)

Jerry Norris 84 86 170 (148)

Men's third flight

Name Sat. Sun. Gross (Net)

Ken Lipski 82 91 173 (145)

Gary Katison 86 95 181 (155)

Norton Dablemont 92 89 181 (149)

Dave Ramsey 92 90 182 (148)

Charlie K. 88 94 182 (156)

Chuck Ruppenthal 94 90 184 (154)

Dave Lichfield 99 86 185 (155)

Mike Kebschull 90 96 186 (152)

Cal Larson 96 90 186 (152)

Kirk Hyman 93 96 189 (159)

Clayton Dolan 103 86 189 (163)

Jeff Johns 100 98 198 (168)

Karl Liedes 102 98 200 (166)

Men's fourth flight

Name Sat. Sun. Gross (Net)

Cliff Baker 98 92 190 (150)

Cliff Heus 95 103 198 (160)

Wayne Cissell 109 105 214 (176)

Bob Drewes 100 99 199 (147)

Bob Stamer 108 94 202 (154)

Andy Anderson 98 106 204 (158)

Keith Stasek 105 110 215 (159)

Roy Wells 111 108 219 (161)

Tom Vincent 111 110 221 (165)

Sid Cox 114 110 224 (174)

Rudy Zaborowski 120 113 233 (191)



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