Kenai Golf Course report: KGA sees successful weekend

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:25am
  • Sports

This past Sunday, 30 Kenai Golf Association members participated in the second KGA Tournament of the season. Scott Woodland won Low Gross with a score of 81. Low Net was won by Chuck Rupenthal with a net score of 71. Pat Bowen won second Low Net with a score of 72. Third Low Net was won by Skip Dove with a 74. Doug Jung won fourth Low Net with a score of 75. Other notable gross scores include: Gilbert Arrelano, 81; Doug Jung, 83; Pat Bowen, 87; Rene Alvarez, 89. Other notable net scores include: Gilbert Arrelano, 78, Greg Harrington, 78; Bob Tepp, 78; Rene Alvarez, 80; Dave Litchfield, 80; Michael Houghton, 81; Keith Stasek, 81; Kirk Hyman, 81; Brian Wodarek, 84; Bill Haese, 84; and Aaron Walters, 85. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 5 was won by Kirk Hyman with a shot of 21 feet, 3-4 inches. Hole No. 9 was won by Bob Tepp with a shot of 17 feet, 5 inches. Gary Early won hole No. 10 with an outstanding shot of 4 feet, 6 1-2 inches. Hole No. 14 was won by Truckee LeMay with a great shot of 8 feet, 11 1-2 inches. Chris Morin, Chuck Rupenthal, Steve Fickes, and Dave Litchfield each won one skin. Gordon Griffin had two skins.

In the annual Kenai Elks Tournament, first Low Gross was won by a 61 shot by Team Petroleum, which included Truckee LeMay, Mike Navarre, Gilbert Arrelano and A.J. Hull. Second Gross was team Atigun, Inc., with a score of 62. Members of this team included Bob Sizemore, Gary Brumley, Skip Dove and Bill Litchfield. The third Low Gross was Country Foods team of Stan Pitlo, Mike Brown, Dusty Steinbeck and Jared Swanson. The winners of First Net were Steve N., Scott H., Kevin B., and Ed P. Second Net team members included Sean Reilly, Bobbie Behrens, Danny H., and Joe N. Third Low Net was won by Dan Z. Dean H., Bobby M., and Dillan H. (Sorry to use initials, but no last names were given to us by the Elks.) Closest to the Pin on hole No. 15 was won by Dusty Steinbeck with a shot of 24 feet, 2 inches. Hole No. 9 was won by Bob Tepp with a shot of 23 feet. Hole No. 10 was won by Gilbert Arrelano with a great shot of eight feet. Hole No. 14 was also won by Gilbert Arrelano with a shot of 8 feet, 2 inches. Each year the Elks raffle off a quality set of Callaway Golf Clubs. This year the winner was Al Hull. Congratulations Al!

This past week, the Bible Alliance sponsored a two-man scramble tournament. Pastor Jim Watsen of Peninsula Christian Center hosted the scramble. First place went to J.D. Duncan and Robert Soleman. The second place team was John Haley and Mike Hollingsworth. Mike Butler and Steven Brown won third place. Proceeds from this tournament helped to purchase bibles for inmates as well as Punjab bibles in Northern India. This was a very special event for us to host at the Kenai Golf Course. Thank you, Pastor Watsen, for your dedication to our community.

Men’s Night June 11: First place was won by Brian Wodarek, John Davis, Aaron Walters and Keith Stasek with a great score of 31. The team of Greg Harrington, Jerry Butler, Skip Dove and Kevin Stalker placed second with a score of 33. Speaking of Kevin Stalker, we are so happy to see you at the Kenai Golf Course, carrying on your dad’s tradition. We are sorry for the loss of your dad. He will be forever remembered by those who have played with him over the years at the Kenai Golf Course. Your dad was a wonderful person and a great golfer and we are proud of the work he did over the years for the school district. Third place was won by Doug Jung, Gary Brumley, Bill Haese and Dusty Steinbeck with a 35. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 9 was won by Greg Harrington with a shot of 16 feet, 3 inches. Dusty Steinbeck won hole No. 5 with 15 feet, 8 inches. Closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 4 was won by Brian Wodarek with a great shot of 8 feet, 3-4 inches. Men’s Night is every Thursday at 6 p.m. It is a nine-hole event and usually a scramble.

Senior League June 9: First Low Net was won by Bob Drews with great net score of 31. Second Net was won by Bobby Bush with a score of 32. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 5 was won by Jesse Wade with a great shot of eight feet. 15 seniors participated in this event which is held Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Skins were won by Ken Liedes, Jesse Wade, Bob Drews and Doug Jung.

Tuesday Ladies’ League reports a great night of golf. Congratulations to Marianne Hyman on her Low Gross win! It seems like every week you knock a stroke or two off your score. This group is open to all ladies and plays at 6 p.m.

Our Junior-Mentor Golf program is off to a good start. Four junior golfers participated under the guidance of Jerry Norris and Kirk Hyman. This Thursday, 9:30 a.m., event is open to all kids between ages seven and 15 who have taken a golf clinic or have golf experience. The KGA pays the greens fees for the juniors so it is completely free for them. We ask that the juniors be in the clubhouse 15 minutes early so groups can be organized and on the course by 9:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to walk along if they would like, and we do provide great supervision by experienced golfers. The activity is over between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

We take a moment to remember Jim Legner who passed away recently. Jim loved the game of golf and was passionate about it. In fact, Jim was passionate about everything he did. Not only have I had the great fortune to play golf with him, but I faced him at the card table one night a week most weeks. His enthusiasm was infectious on the course, at cards, and in the profession he loved, education. Jim, you are missed.

As always, see you on the course!

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