Birch Ridge Golf Report: Busy schedule continues

There was a super busy week at Birch Ridge Golf Course leading up to the Friday Skins Game, the Horse Race and the Kenai Peninsula Open.

The week started off with Monday Senior Golf, with 12 players playing their own game. Low net was Kevin O’Fallon (40 gross and 31 net). The greenies on Nos. 6 and 8 both went to Sid Cox and the longest putt went to Earl Mathis.

Friday, the ladies came out to play on a beautiful, sunny day. The ladies played a scramble and the winners were Beth Roseberry, Chiya Bazan, Denise Cox and Margaret Stanley.

Second place went to Cheryl Hammarstrom, Delaine Richards, Rita Geller and Trena Richardson. The girls had their end of the year party (sad but fireweed’s getting high).

They handed out pins for birdies, chip-ins, fewest putts and closest to the pins they had won during the summer. Awards were also given to the player with the most low gross wins, low net wins and the most avid golfer.

Super Men’s Night happened Wednesday. Twenty-three men came out to compete. Winners were the team of Robert Stiver, Kevin O’Fallon, Jakob Brown and Jeff Pershbacher. Second went to George Stein, Kevin Downs, Jeff Selinger and Darren Honda. Jacob Brown got the long drive, Darren Honda was closest to on No. 6, Jacob Brown on No. 8 and Darell Jelsma won the pure birdie.

Then came a very exciting Friday, first a Skins Game 11 players. Four skins were awarded, one by Dave Mathews and three by Derek O’Neill.

Then the Horse Race, an interesting format with 10 teams of two players, picked by low handicapper and high handicapper and keep picking down the line. If your team is highest score on the hole or tied for highest score on the hole, you have chip off to determine which team continues.

All teams were eliminated by No. 7, winners on No. 7 were Tim Bowser and Tyler Young, second was Steve Griglione and George Stein and third was Brady Vecera and Darell Jelsma. It was a ball and very interesting to watch.

For the Kenai Peninsula Open Tournament, in the Pro Division leaders are Rob Nelson (72), Derek O’Neill (73) and Brandon Kaiser (73). In the Amateur Men’s Division, leaders are Darell Jelsma (77), Ray Reekie (80) and Tyler Young (80).

In the Women’s Division, leaders are Sue Stein (94) and Teresa Sibolboro (94), Carol Morgan 95 and Sally Hoagland (100). The weather is beautiful. If you like golf, come out to Birch Ridge and watch the rest of the tournament on Sunday or read about it in Monday’s Clarion.

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