Bird Homestead Golf Report: Quilters tourney a success

  • By Faith Link
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:57pm
  • Sports

What a great week at Bird Homestead Golf Course. The week started off Saturday with the Funny River Quilter’s 14th Annual Tournament. We had amazing weather and a great time.

The first-place team of Rob Robertson, Cuz Cousins, Jeff Gillman and Aaron Blackburn came in 6 under par. Sad day for us, as this was Aaron’s last tournament here. He and his family are relocating out of state. Aaron Blackburn, you will be missed.

The second-place team of Dean Cash, Chris Hafer, Dick Galloway and Tom Mushovic came in at an even par. Third place went to Ryan Ellis, Brandon Foster, and Harold and Seanna Chambers after a chip-off for a tie at 1 over par.

Cindy Garvey took ladies long drive and Aaron Blackburn took men’s long drive. With a rope running down the middle of the fourth fairway, Hans Brons and Connie Orth landed closest, winning a nice prize. Susan Haggart won closest to the pin on the 17th hole. Nice job to all and thank you for all your support.

The ladies had a great night Thursday, teeing off at 6:30 for a nine-hole scramble. Faith Link, Kelly Pelz and Cindy Garvey went home winners for the night. Cindy crushed a long drive on No. 2 and we’re building the pots for closest to on Nos. 6 and 8.

Our men are the luckiest group of guys. Twenty-five men teed off at 6:30 Tuesday night for a nine-hole scramble and the weather held out. They struggled with the wind, but there was no rain and no bugs.

The first-place team, coming in at 7 under par, consisted of Jake Eubank, JE Wells and Harold Chambers. Great job guys. We had a three-way chip-off for second with all three coming in at 4 under par. Tyler Yamada led his team of Mike Fastabend, Tim Moeglein and Jeff Gillman to a win, landing closest to the pin at the ninth during the chip-off.

Tyler Yamada was a big winner, landing closest to the pin on No. 6 at 25 feet and Mike Fastabend landed 10 feet, 11 inches, from the pin at the eighth. Trevor Baldwin smashed a drive on the first fairway for long drive and Jake Eubank had a pure birdie at the first.

The course is in great shape and ready for the Fourth of July weekend. Take a peaceful drive 11.9 miles out Funny River and check us out.

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