Mirror Lake Golf Association hosts club championship

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The Mirror Lake Golf Association held its Club Championship Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, and 40 golfers enjoyed the weekend of competition, food, and camaraderie.

Winning Saturday’s League Team event shooting a score of 123 was the team of James Mize, Nick Utt, Ted Bricker, and Mike Rogers. Coming in second at 131 with a card off was the Boundary Tractor team of Cyle Young, Brion Poston, Dave Anderson, and Steve Howlett. Third place went to the JRS Surveying team of Dick Staples, Steve Nelson, and Travis Hinthorn.

After 36 holes of stroke play over the two days, James Mize took low gross honors, shooting a 3-over-par 147 in the A Flight. Second low gross at 151 was Mitch Vogl while third was Steve Nelson at 161. Winning the A Flight low net at 6-under-par 138 was Scott Schopen followed by Mike Rogers at 142 and Chad Iacolucci at 143.

Winning the B Flight gross division was Bob Schnuerle firing a 175 while Kevin Dinning was only a stroke behind at 176 for second while third place was taken by Stan Pruitt at 179. In the B Flight net division our humble leader, Bill Gutknecht, won shooting a 3-under-par 141. Only a stroke behind was Travis Hinthorn with his 142 for second place while Brion Poston took third place with a 146.

In the C Flight gross portion, Art High took low gross honors with a 176 and was followed by Rich Hodler’s 186 for second place while Dick Odmark finished in third with a 191. In the C Flight net division, Steve Howlett came in first, shooting a 7-under-par 137. Following Steve for second place was Frank Plantz with a 141 while Pat Murphy finished a shot behind for a 142 for third place.

In the Long Drive and Closest to the Hole competitions, on Saturday Brion Poston was only 6 feet, 4 inches from the pin on hole No. 2, while Scott Schopen was closest on No. 8 at 14-feet. Tyler Pauls smoked one on the first hole to take long drive honors. On Sunday, Stan Pruitt was closest on hole No. 2, just 3 feet, 10 inches away, while Mitch Vogl was 10 feet, one inch from the hole on No. 8. The long drive on hole No. 5 was taken by Tyler Pauls again as crushed another one.

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The Point Series Events came to an end with the conclusion of the Club Championship. There was $540 in the pot and Art High is the winner of a season pass for the 2019 season. Coming in tied for second was Scott Schopen and Brion Poston who will each have $70 put toward their 2019 season pass.

Winning the Thursday Night League for the season was the Nu Tech Team with 291.5 points followed by JRS surveying only a half point behind with 291 points. Coming in third place was Mugsys.

Special thanks goes out to Bill Gutknecht. He runs the League extremely well (which takes a LOT of work), but he also, through League membership monies, was able to give out over $3400 in prize money gift certificates for the League and Club Championship. That’s awesome! Also, thanks goes out James Mize at A&P’s Bar and Grill for sponsoring the Close to the Hole during League nights as well as the Club Championship (and Long Drive too). He also donated the Pendleton Whiskey golf bag drawing to help fund Junior Golf.

Winning the latest version of the Thursday Night Scrambles on Aug. 23 was the team of Teague Mullen, Haven Burton, Rich Hodler and Dick Staples shooting an incredible 9-under-par 27. They were followed by the team of James Mize, Julie Williams, Matt Morgan, Bob Schnuerle, and also the team of Chad Kimball, Joe Bopp, Mike Halford, and Travis Delaney who were only one stroke back, firing 28s.

The Thursday Night Scrambles occur every Thursday and is open to everyone. If you would like to play, please call the Pro Shop at 208-267-5314 for more information.

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