Birch Ridge hosts successful Junior Masters

At Monday Senior Men’s Golf, 14 old men showed up. Two-man handicapped best ball was the format, winners were Mike Hollingsworth and Gary Davis with a net 66. Closest to the pin on #6 went to Tim Bowser, on #8 the Greenie went to Sid Cox and Robert Stiver had the longest putt.

Tuesday Ladies Day — The ladies played a three-person scramble and the winners were Cheryl Hammarstrom, Louise Schadle and Jana Atkinson. Second place went to the team of Sally Hoagland, Sally Tachick and Mary McKenzie. Thirteen ladies came out and enjoyed a pot luck lunch and social hour.

Wednesday Men’s Night, Aug. 1 — Rainy night, but still 10 men showed up. Two teams of five — Team #1 Trevor Baldwin, Tim Bowser, George Stein, Mike Hollingsworth and Darell Jelsma. Team #2 Pedro McCall, Jay Kriner, Gary Davis, Steve Griglione and Jacob Brown. Teams tied — chip off went to Team #1. Pure Birdie and Closest to on #6 went to Pedro McCall and the Greenie on #8 went to Darell Jelsma.

On August 1 and 2, the Birch Ridge Golf Association hosted the Soldotna Junior Masters Tournament. The winner of the Girls Division 13 and under went to Keely Sundberg, second was Zana Lundahl, third was Evelyn Cooper and fourth Tait Cooper. In the Boys division, the 15 and under winner was Shane Sundberg, second was Jacob Brown and third was Joshua Cowan. Boys 12 and under winner was Adam Coghill, second was Richard Lundahl. In boys 9 and under, Ethan Cowan was the winner and second place went to Clayton Cooper.

Upcoming Events

Phil Turkington Classic, hosted by the Soldotna Elks Club. A scramble format limited to 72 players. Cost $70 if registered by August 7, $80 after that. This is a fun tournament that features a Calcutta on Friday, August 10, at the Elks Club and a steak dinner after the tournament is over. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams, Long Drive & Closest to the Pin. For more info, call Ryan Howlett at 907-398-0345 or call the Birch Ridge Pro Shop at 262-5270.

Craziest Tournament of the year and the most fun — Thursday, August 16, the BASSACKWARDS Tournament. A nine-hole scramble, pick your own team or let us add you to a team, play Birch Ridge backwards! Barbeque afterwards. Register by August 15, Birch Ridge Golf Assn. members $45, non-members $55. Call Birch Ridge Pro Shop for more info.

Kenai vs. Birch Ridge Peninsula Cup — Sixteen players, each squad going head to head (like the Ryder Cup). Dates are August 15, 17 and 19. More about this in the next column. Come out and root for your favorite team.

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