Birch Ridge Golf Report

  • By Pat Cowan
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 12:04am
  • Sports

After just concluding the Alaska Junior Golf Association Junior Masters Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, our schedule resumed Wednesday with the ladies league, men’s senior league and men’s night all played on a rainy Wednesday.

We would like to congratulate the juniors that competed in the AJGA Junior Masters and particularly congratulate the local junior golfers who did so well. Danica Schmidt won the Girls 14 to 18 division. Tait Cooper won girls 10 and under. Shane Sundberg won boys 10 to 12. Richie Lundahl III won boys 7 to 9. Katelin Richards and her sister, Anika, challenged the boys 13 to 15 division and Katelin won and Anika took third. These girls now live in Anchorage, but are former students and Birch Ridge members.

Ladies league was cut down to three players Wednesday due to the inclement weather. Competing was Louise Schadle, Mary McKenzie and Denise Cox. Mary McKenzie won both low gross and low net and Denise Cox won the mystery hole.

Men’s senior league: The men were no braver that the women due to the rain and only three players came to play. Steve Tachick won low net, no one got on the green on No. 6 or 8 and there was no long putt.

Men’s night was won by a three-some — Mark Baker, Darell Jelsma and Jay Kriner with a 31. Second went to young Jacob Brown, Robert Stiver, Mike Hollingsworth and young Spencer Kapp with a 33. Third place went to Zayan Aberkane, Jake Eveland, Dave Mathison and Ryan Kapp with a 34. Pure birdie went to Darell Jelsma, while closest to the pin on No. 6 is a carry-over. Closest to at the eighth went to Steve Tachick and long drive went to Mike Hollingsworth.

Upcoming tournaments are the Seward Seahawks Booster Club Tournament on July 29. This tournament is a four-person scramble, if you would like to play or need additional information contact Kim Reierson at 907-224-3228 in Seward.

The Phil Turkington Classic is sponsored by the Soldotna Elks Club, Lodge # 2706. It is one of the most fun tournaments of the year and includes 18 holes of golf and a steak dinner. Proceeds are used for the Elks Charities. For more information and to sign up, no later than Aug. 9, call the Soldotna Elks Club at 262-2706 or the pro shop 907-262-5270.

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