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Griffin, Crowley take titles

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Gordon Griffin and Paula Crowley won gross championships at the Combined Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Associations Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the two golf courses.

In the team score kept at the tournament, Kenai defeated Birch Ridge 48-40 to avenge a 31-29 defeat from last year.

Crowley defended her title with a two-day score of 171 on both of the courses. Pat Bird was the runner-up at 193. The low net champion for the women was Bird, who had a two-day net of 130.

Griffin won his first title at the combined tournament with a two-day total of 155. Bob Sizemore was second at 157, while Ken Liedes was third at 161. The low net champion was Jim Bradford, who had a gross of 160 and a net of 143.

Griffin fired a 5-over-par 75 on Saturday at Birch Ridge, while eventual fourth-place finisher Todd Eskelin had a 76 and Sizemore had a 78.

On Sunday at the Kenai Golf Course, Griffin said that both Eskelin and Sizemore were ahead of him at times on the front nine.

“It was back and forth all day between Bob Sizemore, Todd Eskelin and myself,” Griffin said. “It was a lot of fun.”

After No. 14, Griffin said he kept a two-stroke lead for the rest of the tournament. Griffin ended up with an 8-over-par 80 at Kenai Golf Course, while Sizemore had a 79 and Eskelin had an 86.

Griffin said Rich Edwards did a great job organizing the tournament, and added both courses were in great shape.

“This is always a fun event because of the camaraderie in creates between the two clubs,” Griffin said.

Combined Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Associations Tournament

Saturday, Sunday

Championship Flight

Player Gross Net

Gordon Griffin 155 142

Jim Bradford 160 143

Bob Sizemore 157 147

Bill Burtram 166 149

Ken Liedes 161 150

Jess Wade 169 150

Todd Eskelin 162 152

Doug Jung 165 152

Loren Smagge 171 158

John Dahlgren 175 158

Eddie Sibolboro W/D

First Flight

Player Gross Net

Darell Jelsma 168 140

George Stein 172 144

David Litchfield 173 145

Cliff Baker 177 148

Bob Bush 183 153

Rich Edwards 177 154

Phil Christiansen 178 155

Jerry Norris 177 156

Dana Bassel 176 157

Mike Kebschull 189 157

Pat Cowan 197 168

Second Flight

Player Gross Net

Sid Cox 188 139

John Johnson 193 145

Gary Davis 204 147

Mick Reeve 188 148

Gordon Briscoe 214 150

Paul Zimmerman 186 153

Charlie Muhs 191 153

Andy Anderson 195 153

Al Dettmer 208 157

Keith Stasek 201 159

Gary Effenbeck 243 175

Ladies Flight

Player Gross Net

Paula Crowley 171 142

Pat Bird 193 130

Kamichia Spisak 219 138

Rhonda Dettmer 203 140

Laura Sherwood 227 141

Teresa Sibolboro 218 151

Lisa Parker 197 154

Rachelle Brehm 197 161

Kenai def. Birch Ridge, 48-40.



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