Hello Juneau golfers ... here is an update on the great time we had at the 2015 Alaska Open Tournament, sponsored by the Juneau Golf Club in Juneau, Alaska. The tournament was once again held in March at the beautiful Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, California (near San Diego).
64 golfers competed in the tournament made up of 35 men in 3 flights, 14 senior men in 2 flights and 15 women in 2 flights, arranged by handicap. The first day was a Best Ball Scramble mixing up all men and women to make foursomes of pretty equal handicaps. The next three days were for tournament play, playing for top three net scores in each flight. Prizes were also awarded for low gross for men and women.
Congratulations to the following winners, PLUS Diane Mayer who got a hole-in-one!
Low Gross Men: Gary Murdoch
Men's A Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 3.9 to 19.5 - 1st Place, Doug Belknap; 2nd Place, Tony Chadwick; 3rd Place, Guy Thibodeau
Men's B Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 20.2 to 27.3 - 1st Place, Mike Gabel; 2nd Place, Steve Burnett; 3rd Place, Lucas Turi
Men's C Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 27.6 to 39.0 - 1st Place, Pat Eggers; 2nd Place, Rob Bentz; 3rd Place, Jim Williams
Senior Men's A Flight (65+ yrs.) with adjusted handicaps ranging from 8.1 to 24.7 - 1st Place, Dick Williams; 2nd Place, Dan Rear; 3rd Place, Tim Mitchell
Senior Men's B Flight (65+ yrs.) with adjusted handicaps ranging from 26.8 to 42.1 - 1st Place, Duane Burnet; 2nd Place, Al Christensen; 3rd Place, Al Walker
Low Gross Women: Dot Walker
Women's A Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 17.0 to 36.0 - 1st Place, Laura Beason; 2nd Place, Donna Schultz; 3rd Place, Diane Mayer
Women's B Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 36.9 - 49.0 - 1st Place, Kristi Peel; 2nd Place, Alison Elgee; 3rd Place, Annie Daniels
Winning Scramble Teams: 1st Place, Greg Winegar, Mike Gabel, Dewey Ransom, Nena Niemi; 2nd Place: Bob Winter, John Rear, Larry Schutt, Barb Whiting; 3rd Place: Rob Worden, Ken Ward, Judy Lentz, Kristi Peel
We had a reception with food prepared by the resort while golfers gathered to sign in, confirming their registration. We had two dinners during the event. While golfers got ready to play, Candy Behrends was busy getting candid photos of the events, and took photos of each group on the course. She's very creative, so I hope you enjoy her photos that I have uploaded to Flickr. If you hover over the photos, it will tell who is in the photo, and there is a section of photos that I just couldn't resist commenting on ... check them out and you'll get an idea of the fun we all had!
Here are the photos ... hope you enjoy them and get an idea of what the tournament is all about ... FUN ... and hope to see you at the next one at Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Redmond, Oregon in September! Get more info about that tournament at our website: JuneauGolf.com.
A blog from the Juneau Golf Club of Juneau, Alaska