Kenai Golf Course report

The Kenai Golf Course continues a very busy tournament schedule. Jeff Helminiak did a great job covering the Peninsula Cup, so we’ll move on to other tournaments. Jeff, thank you for the wonderful job you do with sports and especially golf.

On August 18, the August KGA golf tourney was held. The low gross winner was Rene Alvarez with gross score of 83. Second place low gross was a tie between Bill Davis and Charlie K with 84’s. Noel Widmayer came in fourth with a gross of 85. Skip Dove won fifth with an 86. As you can see, this was a very close gross score competition. Chuck Rupenthal won first low net with a net 68, followed by Keith Stasek and Noel Widmayer each with 69’s. Keith won second place in a cardback. Fourth low net was won by Charlie K with a net 70. Excellent competition!

Other notable net scores include Skip Dove (71), Gary Brumley (72) and John White (73). Closest to the pin on #5 was won by John White with a shot of 17’5”. Greg Maturro won the KP on #9 with 20’ 2-1/2”. Hole #10 was won by Chuck Rupenthal with an outstanding shot of 5’8”. Noel Widmayer won the KP on #14 with a shot of 20’8”. There were only two skins won. John White won a skin on hole #13 and Kirk Hyman won the other on #17.

Many thanks for Kirk Hyman for running all our KGA events. Kirk has also been the KGA president for the last several years. After this year he will be retiring and will be a hard act to follow. Thanks again, Kirk, for all you have done for the Kenai Golf Association.

Senior League results, August 7: Low Gross was won by Doug Jung with a 39. Bill Davis won low net with a net of 34. There was a tie for fairways hit in regulation between Doug Jung and Keith Stuart at seven each. Fewest putts was won by Keith Stuart with a total of 15 putts. Of the 17 seniors who participated, Keith Stuart won the only skin with a birdie on #5. Congratulations to Keith.

Senior League results, August 14: Keith Stuart continued his great play as the low gross winner with a 38. Noel Widmayer won low net with a net score of 32. Pat Bowen and Bill Davis each had outstanding net scores of 33. On this day Noel Widmayer won one skin with a birdie on hole #8. Bill Davis had four skins on holes 2, 3, 6 and 7. Way to go guys!

Senior League, August 21: John Davis won low net with an outstanding net score of 33. Noel Widmayer took low gross with a 43. John Davis won closest to the pin on the second shot on hole #3. He also won closest to the pin on hole #5. On this day John won two skins, and Keith Stuart also won two skins.

September Tournaments

Sunday, September 9: KGA Tourney

Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16: Fall Classic (two-person best ball)

Saturday, Sept. 22: River City Cheer Glow Ball Tournament

The Kenai Cup Playoffs are now set. Bill Davis and Pat Bowen finished first and second and receive byes into the second round. Fifth seed Todd Eskelin will play #4 seed Kirk Hyman, and #3 seed Michael Houghton will play #6 seed Rene Alvarez on Saturday, August 25, at 11 a.m. The winners of those two matches will play Bill Davis and Pat Bowen. That match will take place on Sunday, August 26, at 10 a.m., and the winners of those matches will play each other immediately following at 3 p.m., also on the 26th. The third- and fourth-place competition will also be played at 3 p.m. on the 26th.

The course is pristine and we hope to see you out there playing some late summer golf. As always, Gordon.

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