Havre women fighting breast cancer through golf tournament


Lindsay Brown

Team Quack Pack, sponsored by Northern Montana Hospital, pose for a picture during Saturday morning's parade of carts at the Women Fighting Breast Cancer Tournament at the Prairie Farms Golf Course.

Most every local golf tournament these days is a fundraiser for local causes, and a round of golf is certainly a good way to donate to a charity.

But one of the most worthy of them all each summer in Havre is the annual Havre Women Fighting Breast Cancer Tournament. The 2013 edition was held Saturday at Prairie Farms Golf Course, and with 16 three-woman teams entered, the event raised over $15,000 which will go toward breast cancer research and awareness.

The tournament is always a scramble format, and it’s the only women-only tourney in Havre each summer.

This year, the Patrick Construction team of Melissa Oberquell, Katie Heath and Barb Easlick won the nine-hole tournament.

And a big congratulations goes to our own Havre Daily News team for taking a stellar second place. The HDN team, named Breast News Around, was composed of our publisher Stacy Mantle along with Chandra Moomey and Amy Brown. Way to go ladies.

Third place in the scramble went to Swing Second Base which was sponsored by Dairy Queen. The team was made up of Paula and Erin McLain, as well as Lorna Kirkpatrick.

Lindsay Brown

Susan Benner, of team Quack Pack sponsored by Northern Montana Hospital, prepares for a putt during the Women Fighting Breast Cancer Tournament.

In the best cart/costume contest, which is a unique addition to the tournament, the WFB Sister Outlaws team, sponsored by Wells Fargo took first place. That team's members were Kathy Peterson, Cindy Knutson and Kristi Shettel. Second place in the contest went to the Busy Bees, sponsored by Tilleman Motors. The team was composed of Wendy Wertheimer, Casey Shettel and Nicki Branden. Third place was the Groovy Girls, sponsored by Independence Bank. The team was composed of Terri Lilletvedt, Maxine Munson and Delonna Malone.

Mike Peterson also took first place in the Most Spirited Caddie Contest, while Darren Overlie was awarded second place.

Yes, once again it was a great day for a great cause at Prairie Farms, and I would like to extend my own thank-you and congrats to all of the women who take part in this event, and help fight this disease which touches so many people’s lives.


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