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Monster, Lone Ranger tournaments at Lincoln Hills

Mens club played for championship
By: Staff Report
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LINCOLN HILLS _ The Lincoln Hills Mens Club held its Monster Tournament, Oct. 25, and the title turned out more like a description. Difficult pin placements, and a new scramble format, proved quite a challenge for the 100 players who competed. However, great fall weather greeted the players to help ease what was otherwise dubbed a “torturous round.” The field was divided into four flights. In flight one, the team of Bill Bowen and Walter Burke worked their way into the winner’s circle with a net 64. Their gross score, 70, was the only one under par for the entire field. In flight two, Dan Kramer and Jack Drinkard claimed top prize with a net 72. Brian Stowe and Bud Barnett carded a net 68 to capture flight three, and a net 75 won flight four turned in by Allen Garfein and Rod Hannula. Lone Ranger – The tournament was played without flights because of the ABCD format. The winning team turned in a 122, which was 22 under par. The team of George Booker, Duane Hansen, Arnie Garcia, and Bob Keller nosed out the runners up by one stroke. Second place was claimed through the combined efforts of Stan Hing, Mercer Tyson, Carl Zierman, and Allen Garfein. Golfer Jack Drinkard added some excitement to the outing by nearly acing the $500 Hole-in-One 16th. He came within 13 inches of the jackpot. In November, the club’s attention turned to the Tournament of Champions, played Tuesday. Sixty-five sharpshooters qualified to play, but non-qualifiers could join in to participate in the Fun Tournament. The club’s annual lunch followed, served in the Orchard Creek Ballroom. Lunch was open to the membership whether or not one played. Trophies for the Club Championship, and President’s Cup were to be presented, so participation was encouraged. Also, a vote was scheduled to be taken to elect officers for the 2012 board of directors.