Sports -- Club championship finishes up golf course season
By Dennis "Chris" Christensen , 27th Services Squadron
/ Published October 20, 2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Whispering Winds Golf Course Club Championship, the last major golf tournament of the season, was held on Sept. 15 and 16, with thirty-seven golfers competing for prizes and gift certificates.
The player in the Championship Flight, who shot the lowest two-day gross score, was crowned the 2006 Club Champion.
Brian Hollandsworth played two solid rounds of golf during the tournament and led the competition from start to finish. On the 15th, he opened with a 73, one shot better than Gerald "Fess" Parker and on the 16th he shot another steady round of 74 to win his first major golf championship.
Ken Eveland, the defending Club Champion, got off to a shaky start with a round of 79 the first day but recovered nicely on the 16th by shooting two over par 72 to tie Parker for runner-up, as both players finished with a two day total of 151.
Bill Gurr finished third with a score of 152.
In the seniors division, Larry Oehm's two day total of 156 outdistanced Pete Wilt and Bob Villines who both finished at 161. The tournament format was individual medal play, flighted by handicap.
Other winners by flight were:
Championship Flight --
First low gross -- Brian Hollandsworth, 147
First low net -- Gerald Parker, 137
Second low gross -- Ken Eveland, 151
Second low net -- Larry Oehm, 138
First Flight --
First low gross -- Pete Wilt, 161
First low net -- Bob Villines, 131
Second low gross -- Chet Spear, 164
Second low net -- Scott Underbrink, 140
Second Flight --
First low gross -- Richard Martinez, 167
First low net -- Tim Bloink, 136
Second low gross -- Bruce Vincent, 185
Second low net -- Carroll Mason, 137
Closest-to-the-pin contest winners were: First day -- hole 3, Bob Villines; hole 7, Josh Creeger; hole 11, Larry Oehm; hole 15, Ron Lancaster and Richard Martinez won hole 17. Second day -- holes 3 and 11, Josh Creeger; hole 7, Scott Underbrink; hole 15, Ken Eveland and hole 17, Andres Montoya. All of the winners received gift certificates.
An up-coming event at the Whispering Winds Golf Course will be a Scotch Partnership on Saturday. For more information or to sign-up, call the pro shop at 784-2800.