THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Winners In Memorial Couples Golf Tourney
A total of 90 golfers competed in the 2012 Memorial Couples Golf Tournament at Little River Country Club over the weekend. The golfing format was changed from an alternate shot to a combination of alternate shot, scramble and bestball.
The tournament was held in honor of Bob Pearce of Peshtigo, who was a longtime member of Little River and participated in the event numerous times.
Bob was missed dearly by the golfers who always enjoyed his smile and a little snort with the man, Pete Kretz of LRCC said.
In spite of the change, the winners remained the same as Matt and Nicky Arn of Freeport, Illinois fired a 9-under par to claim the championship for the third time.
The Arn duo shot rounds of 67-672 for a 129 score and beat Jim Wagner and Molly Mahan 141 (72-69) for the championship flight honors. Mike and Michelle Mansfield were third at 144 (71-73) with a tie for 4th place at 145 between Bob Koehn and Marlea Spaude along with Jim and Sharon Ehlers.
First flight title went to Bob and Mary Mellinger with a 145 (75-70) followed by a runner-up tie between Tom and Eve Killian 148 (75-73) and Chuck Heath and Sue Barggren 148 (76-72). Fourth place to Ryan Day and Dawn Walters 149 (75-74) with Dave and Barb Nielson in fifth at 151 (76-75).
Second flight was dominated by Jack Kershasky and Michelle Wagner with a 151 (79-72), second to Tim and Sue Kenfield of Clintonville 159 (82-77), third to George and Loretta Seul 160 (80-80) with a tie for fourth place at 161 between Mike and Ginny Malmstadt along with Bill and Sue Lund.
Winners in the third flight were Steve and Judy Renish of Nekoosa at 160 (77-83) followed by Phil and Laurie Kloida 161 (82-79), Roger and Bev DeGroot 164 (81-83) with a tie for 4th place at 167 between Nate Djupstrom and Laurie Olsen along with Brian and Amy Bretl.
Djupstrom had the shot of the tournament with an eagle on the par-4, 12th hole.
Peshtigo golfers Betsy Tobin and Jim Swiatnicki repeated their title from 2011 earning top honors in the fourth flight with a 168 (88-80). Second place to Kevin and Robbi Slothower 175 (90-85), third to John and Terri Burgelbagh 176 (90-86) and a tie for fourth between Larry and Nancy Larson along with Tom and Rose Fisher at 177.