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Booster Club Golf Tournament a Hit

UMW News Bureau

Over 70 golfers gathered at Dillon's Beaverhead Golf Course for the 17th Bulldog Booster Club Golf Tournament. By Wally Feldt

The 17th University of Montana Western Bulldog Booster Club golf tournament was held Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at Dillon’s Beaverhead Golf Course. 


The weekend was the perfect combination of friends of Montana Western, delicious food, beautiful Big Sky weather and two fun days on the golf course.


The weekend’s activities got underway Saturday afternoon with a Derby Tournament for the early arriving golfers. 


Saturday night everyone was treated to a mouth-watering barbeque prepared by Richie Meine and his staff. Everyone in attendance dined on a menu of beef, turkey, ham, salads and desserts.

On Sunday, five-person teams of golfers were divided into three different flights depending on handicap. The play was an 18-hole scramble tournament. 


The women’s only division featured five teams who played a nine-hole scramble tournament.


Here are the winners:


Phil Mickelson Flight:

Low Gross: Lee Pelletier, Nick Stanisich, Marco Stanisich, Ellie Stanisich, Ken Peters (57)

Low Net: Lee Pelletier, Nick Stanisich, Marco Stanisich, Ellie Stanisich, Ken Peters (57)


Jack Nicklaus Flight:

Low Gross: Keith Handlos, Jason Truman, Kasey Briggs, Bobby Beers, Ryan Bramlette (58)

Low Net: Pat Duchien Jr., Shane Puyear, Aaron Bay, Leonard Bay, Josh Bay (52.2)


Arnold Palmer Flight:

Low Gross: Tom Welch, Tedd Stanisich, Greg Lemelin, Jim Schuler, Dennis Hatfield (60)

Low Net: Jon Yeager, Matt Luedtke, Rich Ferris, Rick Later, Mick Delaney (49.4)


Annika Sorenstam Flight:

Low Gross: Karyle Contway, Sydnee Crosser, Donna Rouse, Bobbi Crosser (35)

Low Net: Nani Lee, Marilyn Gregston, Cooky Later, Pat Yeager (31.7)


In addition to cash prizes for net and gross scores, there were prizes for: 


Longest Drive on #2: Bobby Beers

Women’s Longest Drive on #9: Sydnee Crosser

Longest Putt on #9: Tom Welch

Closest to Pin on #5: Fred Chouinard

Closet to Pin on#14: Mike McGurk


Karl Tyler’s Beaverhead Motors and Dillon Implement  donated vehicles ‘hole-in-one’ prizes but this year, like previous years, the golf course won, and no one in the field could hit that perfect ‘hole-in-one’ shot!


The event is one of the more successful fund-raising events for Bulldog athletics. Profits benefit all sports in the Montana Western athletic department.


It was a fun weekend for all, and for all, a good chance to renew old friendships. The 2009 Booster Club Tournament is scheduled for June 26-27, 2010.