Kenai Peninsula Senior Open highlights weekend play at Kenai Golf Course

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:44am
  • Sports

The Kenai Peninsula Senior Open, sponsored by the Kenai Golf Course will be held this weekend, July 1 and 2. It features two senior divisions — ages 50 to 60, and ages 61 and above. This is a stroke play net competition played from the gold or senior tees for men and women. Prizes will be presented to both net winners and gross winners in each division. Door prizes will be drawn also. If you would like to participate, please give us a call at 283-7500.

The Brown Bear Tournaments is always one of the biggest events of the year. It will be played on Friday, June 30. Come out and support your local Brown Bears Hockey Team. Let’s keep them on the peninsula. Sign-ins start at 8 a.m. Friday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost to individual players is $200, and a four-person team is $750. Your generous contribution is tax deductible. You can further help your Brown Bears by sponsoring a hole for $100, a driving range sponsor for $300, a breakfast sponsor for $500 or a lunch sponsor for $1,000. Door prize donations are also wanted. We would like to thank Hilcorp for their major sponsorship of the Brown Bears.

Senior League June 20

Low Gross was won by Keith Stuart with a 39. Jerry Norris won Low Net with a sizzling hot 32. Fewest putts was also won by Keith Stuart with just 14. Craig Jung and Noel Widmayer won skins. Other notable Net scores include; Craig Jung 35, Noel Widmayer 36 and Doug Jung 38. Notable Gross Scores included Jerry Norris and Craig Jung with 40s. Doug Jung had a 41.

Again, many thanks to Jerry Norris for running our Senior Golf League. I would also like to thank Jerry for all his hard work on our trails and other special projects on the course.

Morgan Kick-Off Tournament Results

Chris Morin and Todd Eskelin tied with Low Gross scores of 81. Chris Morin won in a sudden death playoff on hole 10. Congratulations to both of them. First Place Low Net went to Keith Stuart with a 70. Rick Coley won second with a net score of 71. Chuck Rupenthal and Bob Tepp tied for third with net scores of 72. Chuck finished third after a card back. The following golfers each won one skin — Doug Jung, Chris Morin, Greg Harrington and Rick Coley. Closest to the Pin on hole 5 was won by Michael Houghton with a shot of 7 feet. Chuck Rupenthal won hole 9 with 7 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Hole 10 was won by Keith Stuart at 11 feet, 9-1/2 inches. Greg Harrington had an outstandinhg shot of 2 feet, 8 inches, to win hole 14. Other notable Gross Scores include; Michael Houghton with an 84, Gordon Griffin and Keith Stuart with 85s, Chuck Rupenthal with an 86. Other notable Gross Scores are; Michael Houghton 73, Kirk Hyman 75, Gordon Griffin 77, Chris Morin 78, Tom Reese 82, Pat Bowan 83. I would like to thank George Siter for participating in this tournament. He is a great guy who loves the game of golf. Thanks for being part of the Kenai Golf Course family. The Morgan Kick-Off Tournament is the second event in the Season Points Race.

Current Leaders in the Season Points Race

Chris Morin is the current leader of the Gross Division, follwed by Todd Eskelin, Gordon Griffin and Doug Jung. In the Net Division the leader is Bob Tepp, followed by Kirk Hyman, Chuck Rupenthal, Pat Bowen, Keith Stuart, Skip Dove and Michael Houghton. The top four in each division will advance to the playoff round in August which is all match play competition.

On June 18, the second round of the 2017 Peninsula Jackpot was held at the Kenai Golf Course. It was a fun event enjoyed by all and it directly benefits junior golf on the Kenai Peninsula. Scores for the second round are shown with net score followed by gross score: Cox/Cox 50 &82, Reekie/Bishop 55 &71, Jelsma/Hollingsworth 56 &71, Sundberg/Crawford 56 &79, Schmidt/Sibilboro 57 &83, Davis/Wagoner 57 &80, Hyman/Hyman 58 &80, Teders/Teders 60 &72, Tepp/Bornowski 60 &78, Alvarez/Houghton 62 &71, Jessel/Coley 65 &80, Cowan/Sibilboro 66 &72, Rehder/Rehder 67 &80, Carver/Downs 70 &85, and Engberg/Eubank 72 &74. For the two day event First Place Net was won by the team of Cox/Cox 105, followed by Jelsma/Hollingsworth 113. Third Place Net went to Sundberg/Crawford 114. Other net scores include Davis/Wagoner 115, Reekid/Bishop 115, Schmidt/Sibilboro 121, Hyman/Hyman 121, Tepp/Bornowski 123, Teders/Teders 128, Alvarez/Houghton 129, Rehder/Rehder 130, Cowan/Sibilboro 134, Jessel/Coley 134, Carver/Downs 136, Engberg/Eubank 137. The two-day Gross winner is Engberg/Eubank at 141, followed by Jelsma/Hollingsworth 142, Cowan/Sibilboro and Reekie/Bishop 145. Other gross scores include Alvarez/Houghton 141, Teders/Teders 151, Rehder/Rehder 155, Tepp/Bornowski and Davis/Wagoner 151, Sundberg/Crawford 158, Jessel/Coley 162, Hyman/Hyman 163, Carver/Downs 165, Cox/Cox 166, and Schmidt/Sibilboro 171. We congratulate all participants and thank them for supporting our young golfers.

Calling all lady golfers: Are you new to golf? Join us July 10 through 12 for the Beginning Golfer Ladies’ Clinic. Been golfing for a while? Our intermedate level clinic will whip your short game into shape. It is July 17 and 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Want to play more? Ladies League is Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and all ladies are welcome.

June Tournament

Friday, June 30: Brown Bear Tournament

July Tournaments

Saturday &Sunday, July 1 &2: Kenai Peninsula Senior Open

Friday, July 7th: Hillcorp Tourney

Sunday, July 9: KGA Tourney

Friday, July 14: Hillcorp Tourney

Friday, July 21: Alliance Tournament

Saturday &Sunday, July 22 &23: The Memorial Tournament

Friday, July 28: Monfor Salamantoff Tournament

I would like to invite everyone to come and play the beautiful Kenai Golf Course, This is the only full service 18 hole golf course on the Kenai Peninsula and your tee time is waiting. The greens, fairways, and tee boxes are in excellent shape. Kudos to our grounds crew Keith Stuart, Willie Perkins, Dustin Culbreth, JD Perkins, and our newest addition Forest Young. Charlie Waguespach, Dan Young, Austin Cronce, and Devon McAtee, we appreciate your great work. As always, see you on the golf course.

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