Almost 90 take to the greens for annual Duffers Delight tourney

All 88 golfers who participated in the 21st annual Duffers Delight fund raiser golf tournament.  Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

All 88 golfers who participated in the 21st annual Duffers Delight fund raiser golf tournament.
Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

The Milaca Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual golf tournament fund raiser last Thursday at Stone’s Throw Golf Course north of Milaca. There were 88 competitors on teams of four that spent the afternoon on the course doing their best to go low.

Todd Warne tees off No. 1 tee box near the end of the tournament last Thursday evening.  Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

Todd Warne tees off No. 1 tee box near the end of the tournament last Thursday evening.
Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

The lowest team when the dust settled was the team sponsored by the Insurance Shoppe thanks to a tie breaking birdie on hole No. 9 to make their 51 better than a team sponsored by Stone’s Throw Golf Course. In third place was the team sponsored by Aaron Larsen Construction as they shot a 53.

Sara Jacobson won the women’s long putt contest and Heather Hoeck won the women’s long drive contest. Dan Meyer won long putt for the men, while Dave Broberg won long drive and Nate Ryan won closest to the pin.

After the tournament there was a putting contest, which was won by Dave Leom. Kim Molacek won a prize from Mike Nelson’s Auto Glass for being the closest to a windshield parked on the fairway–she hit it.

The money raised at the event goes toward Chamber funded events.

Stone’s Throw hosts Trimble Tournament

The annual Trimble two-person scramble tournament was hosted last Saturday at Stone’s Throw Golf Course north of Milaca.

There were 26 teams of two that competed to tray and win both low gross and low net.

Brian Moshier follows through after hitting a shot on hole No 9 last Thursday at the 21st annual Duffers Delight fundraiser for the Milaca Chamber of Commerce.  Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

Brian Moshier follows through after hitting a shot on hole No 9 last Thursday at the 21st annual Duffers Delight fundraiser for the Milaca Chamber of Commerce.
Times photo by Tyler Ohmann

In the end the pair of Mike Herr and Nick Gruba took home first place in low gross with a 62. Low net belonged to the team of Nick Wilken and Matt Ruis, who had a 65. Second low net went to the duo of Clay and Heather Hoeck, while Tom Wilken and Todd Hasz took home second low gross honors.

To go along with the event were several mini events. Winner of the longest drive for the men was Warren Johnson. Women’s longest drive went to Wendy Hoeck. Men’s longest putt was sunk by Scott Holt, while Wendy Hoeck earned her second victory of the tournament for the women’s long putt. Heather Hoeck earned closest to the pin honors for the women, and Tom Wilken was closest for the men.

The team of Hasz and Tom Wilken had the fewest putt on the day as well with 22.

Five skins were also paid out to teams with the lowest scores on five of the 18 holes.

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