I love good news, and Durango has a pair of siblings who will be taking their skills to the next level.
Levi and Lilly Tichi both qualified in the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship competition recently in Grand Junction. The twosome will go to regionals in Aurora next month in hopes of advancing to the next level of qualification for the 2017 national finals. If you were paying attention this spring during The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, you saw the outcome of the fourth year of this national event. This is a big deal and showcases the talents of our young junior golfers from all over the United States and fosters further growth of the sport for decades to come. So, good luck Levi Lilly in Aurora.
Dalton Ranch Golf ClubSome quick upcoming tournament action on the calendar as The Bugler will be contested Aug 4-6 at Dalton Ranch. This is a mainstay of the DRGC tournament schedule and should, once again, be a good one.
Hillcrest Golf ClubThe Hillcrest Adult/Junior Tournament will be held Aug. 7. The tournament, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors, will cap off another successful summer for our juniors. The entry fee is $15 per person with flights. Check with the pro shop for getting paired with a junior golfer.
Now for some results:
Chili Pepper Challenge
Hillcrest Golf Club
1. Jessica Thulson, Kay Rogers, 68.2. Aimee Fladt, Laurie Simmons, 77.Low Net
1. Peggy Bring, Kelle Wilson, 59.T2. Daphne D’Agostino, Ann Emigh; Eidel Bledsoe, Carrie Howell, 61.First Flight
1. Lynne Andrew, Michele Peterson, 81.2. Arlene Curtis, Kim Franchini, 88.Low Net
T1. Mie Blakely, Lorett Campuzano; Lisa Henley, Madolyn Kacpura, 64.Second Flight
1. Anne Foust, Maragaret Walters, 87.1. Marchell Fletcher, Marcia P. Mallory, 89.Low Net
1. Deni Dorminy, Debbie Wright, 60.2. Judy Berkholz, Janet Monell, 62.Third Flight
1. Nancy Schamadan, Jeanie Wheldon, 90.2. Marcia Baxter, Kitsy Williams, 91.Low Net
1. Cat Lambert, Susan Weirather, 58.2. Sue Axtell, Glenda Ciarus, 61.United Way Charity Golf Classic
1. Charlie and Kiley Appleton, Andy Ratcliffe, Jeff Wall, 57/53-point-2.Second Flight
1. Paul Canatsy, Jim Morehart, Pat Murphy, Greg Rowland, 64/56-point-6.Hillcrest Junior Club Championship
July 21st, Hillcrest
Boys 10-12-A Flight
1. Levi Larson, 45.Boys 10-12-B Flight
1. Derick Deluzio, 58.Boys 5-9
1. Henry Newcomber, 50.Girls 13-and-up
1. Claudia Luthy, 71.Girls 10-12
1. Natasha Walcott, 60.Best Ball and Skins Game
1. Mike Goen, Jeff and Jessica Thulson, Dillon Washburn.2. Mick McDermott, Steve Pease, Russ Pool, Tim Walsh.Ladies Day Event – Beat the Pro
July 20, Dalton Ranch
T1. Diane Curtis, Sandy Elliott; Marge Meyer-Nugent, Kitsty Williams, 63.Dave Bray has covered the local golf scene for 35 years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.