By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Chinook golf course burned with mens and womens action recently. Last Thursday, the ladies league held their monthly tournament. They played two-person scotch ball and the star-filled night consisted of great shots, good times and an incredible spread of salads when it was all over.
Liz Ann Lybeck and Barb Eslick pulled out a one-shot win to take the tourney. Lorainne Mulonet and Katie and Norma Fritz and May MacLean and Shannon Sattleen finished on the heels of the winners.
Other golfers were Betty Morse and Nancy Petrick, Terry Stebar and Sherri Nicholson, Bev Stam and Jackie Gunderson, Betty Lou Stender and Helen Ramberg, Louis Butcher and Nina Marlenee and Peggy Harry and Linda Thompson.
Salads always follow the golfing fun. For more information on any ladies golf events call Linda Thompson at 357-2193.
The male golfers in the Chinook Mens Golf League last week proved to singe the course no less than the ladies. Eleven guys shot under 40, while one man shot even par and two shot under par in the seventh week of play.
Joe Shupe and Cal Laudermilk went head-to-head in magnificent action. Shupe shot eight pars and sunk a birdie on his last hole for a 35.
Laudermilk birdied the two par fives and entered into the red numbers. He edged Shupe by two points with his seven handicap.
The sandbaggers of the week award went to Dutch Schulte and Kraig Hansen who both shot gross scores of 27. Other notables include Brett Zarn who drove the first green for the longest drive. Ray Moran sank a 25-foot long putt and Matt Williams had a great shot into the wind to claim the closest to the pin prize.
In team competition, the veteran Eagles team extended their lead with 28 points, outdistancing Norwest by three and pushing them back into second place. Chinook Motor Inn rode on the wings of Dave Boles and Matt Williams who tallied 15 of the teams 25 1/2 total points.
The top three teams get an automatic bid into the play-offs from each session. The next two highest scoring teams during the past year get a wild card bid.
The 50+ seniors tourney on Sunday kept the golf course hopping. Terry Stebar dominated the ladies division. She won the gross and net with outstanding play.
However, the mens division was not as clean-cut. B.J. Schellin took the championship and the gross championship with a birdie-rich 37. Dan Johnson shot a 41 with a suspect 12 handicap for a winning net 29.
Matt Williams shot a 38 for a second place finish. Don Sullivan and Dan Johnson both carded 41 for a third place tie.
Schellin, Williams and Charles Hergesheimer all posted a 32. Ray Johnson nipped at their heels with a 33 and Jack OBrien, Dutch Boe and Pay Mayer scored a 35. Lee Standiford, Maurice Harshman and Jim Gallus had net scores of 36.
In the Chinook Mens Golf League Thursday, Richie Baxter swamped his opponents capturing both the low net and gross. Baxter shot one under 35 with an eight handicap for a net 27. With a crowd gathering, taunting, Baxter answered and drove his last hole for birdie.
Marc Sestrich, Scott Nicholson and Ken Stam all shot net scores of 29. Gareth Redgrave, Dennis Downs, Kelcey Diemert and Steve Tremblay all shot 30 nets.
The following hot clubs shot under 40 with no handicap: Baxter, 35, Pat OGorman, 36, Nicholson, 38, Downs, 38 and Don Sullivan and Mike Seymour, 39.
In team play, Doughten Ford and Chinook Motor Inn each made big moves with 26 1/2 and 28 points, respectively. Doughten ranks in the No. 3 seed and the Motor Inn fills the No. 6 slot.
The Eagles team still ranks first with a one point lead over Norwest Bank, who shot well at 22.
Brad Walgren scored nine-of-10 points for his Heritage Bank team. On his heels, Bob Gallus scored 8 1/2 points while Dutch Schulte, Pat Mayer and Lawrence Miller all chipped in eight points for their respective teams.
The Taco Johns Youth Tour continued at the Chinook Golf Course on Thursday with 36 participants. Havres Nick Obie led all golfers shooting a 69 in the boys 15-17-year-old division.
Jason Johnstone, Havre, followed closely in the same division with a 71 to take second. John Galt of Malta placed first in the boys 11-12 division with an 80.
Steven Green, also from Malta, stole the boys 13-14 division with an 86.
On the girls side, Ryan Hamilton of Havre shot 117 in the 11-14-year-old division. Lisa Wagner placed first with a 91 and Jessica Sande followed with a 94 in the 15-17-year-old division.
The tour resumes July 9, with a stop at Signal Point Golf Course in Fort Benton.
Last Thursday at the Beaver Creek Golf Course 15 West continued to dominate team play. In womens team competition, high team 15 West, made up of Laurie Hurlburt, Julie Mariani, Teresa Brown and Dayna Napstad, held their overall lead by scoring 23 points in league play. PTL Barbershop followed closely with 22 1/2 points, however they stand seventh overall.
McDonalds is the No. 2 seed with 119 1/2 total points. First Security Bank, who tallied a third place 22 points, stands third overall with 116 points. Paula Sheppard and Joann Normandy both shot low gross at 53. Jusie LaSalle captured low net at 30.
In Tuesday night mens action, Jeff Jensen captured his second straight low gross total at 37. Jensen also helped his team, Petes Auto Body, to maintain their first place standing. Doug Ross had low net at 29.5.
Vacuum City, made up of Bob Breum, Steve Burstock, Dick OReilly and Wayne Brown, tallied the high team mark at 25.5. They stand in a three-way tie with 149 total points.
In Wednesday night mens league, Jeff Jensen continued to dominate the course notching his third consecutive low gross at 36. However, Jim Heberly made him share as he, too, carded a 36. Heberly also tallied the low net at 29.
Master Sports, who stand sixth in total points, had the team high at 21. Brett Gilman, Jim Kirkpatrick, Barry Kato and Terry Sheppard participate on the team.
D.A. Davidson leads all teams with 159 points. Their nearest competitor, Taco Johns, has 153 1/2 points for a second place position. This is barely more than third place up-and-comer Erickson/Baldwin who stand with 153 points.