Many tournaments filling time at Kenai Golf Course

  • By By Gordon Griffin
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:44pm
  • Sports

The Kenai Open is this weekend at the Kenai Golf Course. The Kenai Open has a long and distinguished history at the Kenai Golf Course. It has taken on many formats over the years, but it still remains one of the most outstanding tournaments on the Kenai Peninsula. The format for this weekend is handicap stroke play with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. The tournament fee is $100 which includes lunch both days and two rounds of championship golf. The registration deadline for this event is August 22 at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to first through fifth places based on net score. The overall gross champion will also be awarded a prize. Door Prizes include clubs, driving range passes, cart passes, and much more, depending on the number of entrants. Again, this tournament runs this Saturday and Sunday with tee times starting at 10 a.m. Contact the clubhouse at 283-7500 to sign up or for more information.

Senior League July 22: Low gross was won by John Dahlgren with a low gross of 37. Low net was won by Skip Dove with a low net of 31. Closest to the pin was won by John Dahlgren with 10’10”. During this event there were three skins won by Jim Legner on hole No. 2, Pat Bowen on No. 3, and Demie Byron on hole No. 6. Other notable scores include Jim Legner with a low net of 33, Charlie Waguespach with a low net of 35, and John Dahlgren with a low net of 34.

Senior League July 29: There was a four way tie for low gross between Jim Legner, Jess Wade, Bill Davis, and Dale Sandahl. John Davis won low net with a net score of 32. Dale Sandahl won closest to the pin on hole No. 5. Two skins were won on this day by Bill Davis and Jess Wade.

Senior League August 12: There was a three way tie for low net between Pat Bowen, John Davis, and Bill Davis. Chris Kimball won the only skin and he also won closest to the pin on hole No. 10. Fourteen seniors took to the field on this day and had a great time.

Men’s Night July 31: This format was a two-person scramble and Roy Wells and Bill Haese finished first with a score of 37. They were followed by the team of Barry Jackson and Tim Bornowski with a 39. Two teams tied for third with a gross score of 40. They included Mark McComsey and Brandon Wold, Matt Hopson and Kevin Stalker. Closest to the pin on hole No. 9 was won by Mark McComsey with a great shot of 3’10”.

Men’s Night August 7: The team of Matt Hopson, Rich Harmon and Tim Bornowski, finished first with a score of -2. The team of John Davis and Robby Smithwick, Brandon Wold, and Bill Haese finished second with a score of -2. Closest to the pin on hole No. 10 and the closest to the pin on hole No. 18 second shot both were won by Bill Haese.

Employees Golf Tournament: We still have a queen in charge. Her name is Lara. She and her royal court of Charlie Waguespach, Chris Kimball, and Chris Murray shot a very impressive 4-under-par in the howling Kenai winds. Second place was Ron Goecke and his merry band of soldiers: Denise Maloney, Keith Stewart, and Mark Griffin. So we are still being led by a queen. Maybe next year we’ll get a king. We have been saying that for three years now. Great fun was had by all.

August 10 KGA Tourney: This was a handicap tournament. Dave Litchfield won low net with a 69. Second low net was won by Mark Griffin with a 70. Third low net was won by Michael Houghton with a 72. He won in a cardback over Greg Harrington who also shot 72. Low gross winner was Gilbert Arellano with a 79. Other notable scores included Todd Eskelin and Mark Griffin with 80’s,Gordon Griffin and Greg Harrington with scores of 81. Dave Litchfield, Michael Houghton, and Chris Murray shot 82. Closest to the pin on No. 5 was won by Bob Sizemore with a shot of 28’10”. Hole No. 9 was won by Chris Morin with 12’1/2”. Hole No. 10 was won by Dave Litchfield 5’5-1/2”. Hole No. 14 was won by Mike Kebschull at 9’7-1/2”. During this event there were no skins. The skin money of $170 will roll over to the September KGA event.

The Donnie Morgan club championship was held this past weekend. We had a great turnout and very exciting competition. Our new gross champion is Chris Morin with a two day total of 146. Our new net champion is Greg Harrington with a two day total of 147. Second place low net was won by Aaron Cooper with a score of 146. Third low net was won by Chris Morin with a score of 147. Fourth place low net was won by Joe Deveaux with a score of 148. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to our new low gross and low net champions Chris Morin and Greg Harrington.

Atigun Cup Update: In the gross division Chris Murray has 94 points followed by Gilbert Arellano with 87.5. Doug Jung 81,Todd Eskelin 64, Gordon Griffin 61.5, Greg Harrington 58, Chris Morin 47, Ken Liedes 42, Rene Alvarez 20, Bob Sizemore 16. In the net division Kirk Hyman has 72 points, Joe Deveaux 69.5, Michael Houghton 68, Steve Fickes 63, Aaron Cooper 61.5, Chuck Rupenthal 52, John Gibson 21. The Atigun Cup Finals will be held August 30 and 31. The final Atigun Cup event will be the Kenai Open on August 23 and 24.

As you can see, this has been a very busy few weeks at the Kenai Golf Course. The golf course is in excellent condition with the greens rolling smoothly, lush fairways, and great tee boxes. I would like to give a big shout out to two individuals. Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Bill Davis for shooting a personal best two-under-par 70. Great job, Bill! We all knew you had it in you. Also, a special congratulations to Joe Deveaux. Following his dramatic hole in one on No. 9, he shot a personal best at the Donnie Morgan club championship on the second day with a sizzling hot 77! Congratulations to you both on your great golf!

As always, see you on the course.

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