Kenai Golf Course report

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:02am
  • Sports

On a cool, rainy day on the Kenai Golf Course, Gilbert Arellano shot one of the lowest scores in recent Kenai Golf Course history. On July 12, with the rain coming and going all day at the KGA Shootout, Gilbert shot an even par 72. Great job, Gilbert. Therefore, Gilbert Arellano is our Low Gross Champion for this event. Our Net Champion was Bill Haese. On this day he carded a Low Net Score of 65. Bill said he just played steady in the rather challenging conditions.

In the Ladies’ division, Lara Griffin won first with a Low Net of 79. Shawna Cooper won second with a net of 80. Third place was won by Marrianne Hyman with a net of 82. Second Low Net was won by Gilbert Arellano with a Net Score of 69. Michael Houghton also shot a Net 69 and finished third in Low Net after a cardback. Other notable nets scores included Brain Wodarek with a 73, Jesse Wade with a 74, and David Litchfield with a 75. Other notable Gross Scores included Brian Wodarek with an 83, Greg Harrington and Jesse Wade with 85s, and Doug Jung and David Litchfield both shooting 86.

Closest to the Pin on hole No. 5 was won by H. Sorois with a shot of 21 feet, 3 inches. Michael Houghton was Closest to the Pin on hole No. 9 with 7 feet, 3 3-4 inches. Hole No. 10 was won by Pat Bowman wth a great shot of 6 feet, 2 1-2 inches. Hole No. 14 was won by Greg Maturro with an outstanding shot of 4 feet, 6 inches. Skins were won by Gilbert Arellano, Gary Early and Dave Litchfield, each with one skin. I would like to thank tournament director Kirk Hyman for his great work on behalf of the Kenai Golf Association.

This past weekend the seventh annual Stanley Ford Brown Bear Classic was held at the Kenai Golf Course. The wining team was Magnum Motors which included Tom Carver, Rich Carver and Max and James Dye for an outstanding final score of 17 under par. Second Place team was Stanley Chrysler whose team members consisted of Skip Dove, Jesse Wade, Doug Haralson and Greg Harrington with a score of 15 under par. Alaska USA Insurance was the third place team of Bob Sizemore, Doug Jung, Mark Griffin and Ken Liedes with a score of minus-14. Longest Drive for the Ladies was won by Jenna Redford. Dan Zulkanycz won the Long Drive Contest for the Men. A special putting contest was held of the practice putting green and this contest was won by Skip Dove. Closest to the Pins were won by Curtis Graham and Jesse Wade. I would like to thank Stanley Ford and the Brown Bears for putting on such an outstanding well run golf tournament.

Men’s Night

July 9: The team of Max Dye, Brian Wodarak and Bill Haese won with a score of minus-4. The second-place team included Mark Azzara, Dwight Kramer and Brian Lowe scoring minus-2. The third-place team consisted of Greg Harrington, Skip Dove and Jim Webb with a score of even par. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 5 was won by Brian Lowe with an outstanding show of 18 inches. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 9 was won by Dwight Kramer with a shot of 38 inches. Closest to the Pin on the second shot on hole No. 7 was won by Max Dye with 10 feet, 6 inches. I would like to thank Mark Azzara for his continued hard work on behalf of men’s night evey Thursday at 6 p.m.

Senior’s League

July 7: 18 players took to the course Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Low Gross was won by Jesse Wade with an outstanding score of 35. Low Net was won by Noel Widmayer and Bob Drews each with a Net Score of 32. The Longest Putt was won by Jesse Wade with a putt of 13 feet. Skins were won by Chris Kimball, Jerry Norris and Ken Liedes. I would like to thank Jerry Norris for his continued hard work on behalf of our Seniors.

Junior Mentorship Program, July 9 at 9:30 a.m.: We are pleased to report that seven juniors played with the supervision of two seniors this week. Remember that all juniors play free in this program.

As always, see you on the course.

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