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Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club enjoys “Tee Time” again this season

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Lake Chelan Golf Course Spring 2017. (Photo courtesy of Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club)

The Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club has been playing Thursday golf since their opener on March 30, 2017. “The golf course is looking great thanks to Jared Finch, Greens Superintendent and his crew,” Mary Couchee wrote in latest report. “Even though we were rained out on April 6, we had a wonderful breakfast prepared by the new concessionaires, CJ’s on the Course and our first monthly meeting.”

The rest of the Thursdays in April showed the number of players growing each week as members return to Chelan and get in the swing of things.

Alice Soma and Bonnie Fortner at the Apple Blossom Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club)

The Ladies Club also expressed thanks to Alice Soma on behalf of all the members. “Alice Soma, a big thank to you for doing the report of our Tee Time for the past five years. It’s a time consuming job and we’ve all appreciated your weekly effort. You’ve passed your baton to Mary Couchée who begins her reporting for the May 4th Weekly Competition. Thank you again, Alice. We love you!”

Under sunny skies last Thursday, May 4, the weekly competition was Monthly Medal with 28 players. This was also Round 1 of our Apple Blossom Tournament. Players advancing in the tournament are posted on the window in the Club House. 

Bonnie Fortner and Carol Ferguson at the Apple Blossom Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club)

Winners for Division 1 were:

Low Gross

  • 1st (tie) – Barb Rayburn and Gail Peterson – 91
  • 3rd –  April Talley – 92

Low Net

  • 1st – Nancy Storaasli – 73
  • 2nd – Candace Farnsworth – 77
  • 3rd (tie) – Elona Teague and Carol Ferguson – 78

Least Putts – Gail Peterson – 30

Winners for Division 2 were:

Low Gross

  • 1st – Linda Hahn – 102
  • 2nd – Susie Clausen – 109
  • 3rd – Maryjo DuRuz – 112

Low Net

  • 1st – Judy Johanson – 75
  • 2nd – Joni Dedo – 78
  • 3rd – Janet Kophs – 81

Least Putts – Alice Soma – 27

Susan Clausen checking Apple Blossom score. (Photo courtesy of Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club)

New this year, Division 3 golfers use their full handicaps for low net calculations on Monthly Medal. 

Winner for Division 3 were:

Low Gross

  • 1st – Sherry Fisk – 118
  • 2nd (tie) – Karen Erickson and Susie Martin – 123

Low Net

  • 1st – Bobbie Kludt – 79
  • 2nd – Patty Myers – 80

Least Putts (tie) – Mary Couchee and Jane Storms – 34

Birdies went to:

  • Barb Rayburn – #14
  • Bonnie Fortner – #12
  • Candace Farnsworth – #18

Chip-ins were made by:

  • Barb Rayburn – #14
  • Joni Dedo – #1
  • Mary Couchee – #3

The May meeting is before golf at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 with a 9 a.m. tee time. This week’s competition is ‘Throw out 3’, which is gross score less 3 worst holes less full handicap. Round 2 of the Apple Blossom Tourney is scheduled. Check the tournament sheet for pairings.

(By Mary Couchee)

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