The early mornings and late evenings are getting a bit cooler, and that can mean only one thing: There still are some fine days left to get in some great golf and enjoy the upcoming change of seasons.
It also means there are just a handful of tournaments left on our area golf course calendars.
One of which, played Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest, was the Louisa’s Movie House and Electronics Fall Classic.
Kermitt Barrett and Bill Burns took low gross honors in the two-person best ball First Flight with a 135. Russ Pool and Steve Pease tied John Picarro and Mick McDermott for second gross with scores of 142.
John Siegrist and Mike Albert were low net with a 123. John Hall and Ronnie Luna tied Bret Jamison and Terrell Strauss for second net at 129.
Chris Engle teamed with Dennis Brennan to take low gross in the Second Flight with a 137, while Chris Atcitty and Kay Rogers came in second gross at 148.
Levi Rozga and Todd Sieger tied Dave Pierce and John Francis for low net with 124s.
Larry and Patrick Gaughan teamed to take low gross in the Third Flight with a 148, while Jim Howell teamed with Jo Warfield for second gross at 151.
Eli Miranda and Leroy Flynn were low net with a 121, while David Gore and David Peterson teamed to take second net with a 124.
Brian Domme and Tom Breed captured low gross in the Fourth Flight with a 163, while Mary Kay Aigner and Pam Leisle came in second gross at 165.
Art Gallegos teamed with Fred Atencio for low net with a 127, while Ron Keller and Steve Biery teamed for second net at 128.
The 36th annual First National Bank A-B-C-D four-person team event will be contested Saturday at Hillcrest.
Ninety percent handicaps will be used for the A-B-C-D, and a drawing for each four-person team will take place at 8 a.m. the day of the tournament. A shotgun start will commence action at 9 a.m. for the scramble format, net only event.
The 17th annual Mercy Health Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will be held Saturday on the Glacier Club course north of Durango.
This year’s proceeds will help support a program in free mammography screening, hospice care, prescription assistance for the uninsured, trauma injury prevention and Mercy’s global mission. The cost is $200 per player, which includes lunch and a hat. There is a 9 a.m. shotgun start for this event. To enter, call 764-2800.
The golf calendar reminds us about the Four Corners Stroke Play regional event Sept. 25-26 at Dalton Ranch; the 30th annual Randango Golf Classic on Sept. 25 at its new venue, the Glacier Club; the rescheduled Golfing for Kids with Disabilities Oct. 2 at Hillcrest and the Todd Sieger Shootout on Oct. 2 at Hillcrest.
The annual Hillcrest Women’s Golf Association Beat the Pro (John Vickers) and Club Champion (Aimee Fladt) was held Sept. 7. The score to beat from the twosome was 66.
In the 18-hole event, the team of Nancy Barr and Macky Headrick, along with the team of Ann Emigh and Janet Monell, each scored rounds of 64.
Fladt and Vickers shot a 33 on the front 9, then four threesomes beat the 33 in the 9-hole event. Joyce Capp, Nancy Holmes and Susan Welty took top honors with a 29, while Arlene Millich, Mary Ruth Bowman and Wen Dent came in second with a 30. Emily Robertson, Nancy Sofka and Dee Campbell tied Sheila Moring, Val Munro and Lynn Tingley for third place with 31s.
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