Young Life golf tourney in Moffat County nets more than $5K |

Young Life golf tourney in Moffat County nets more than $5K

Ben Bulkeley

On Saturday, every drive, chip and putt at the Yampa Valley Golf Course went to a good cause, Bear River Young Life area director David Pressgrove said.

The third annual Young Life Golf Tournament went smoothly Saturday despite the constant threat of foul weather, Pressgrove said.

"Overall, it went well," he said. "We had some ominous looking clouds around 8 a.m., but the weather held."

Despite a few clouds, the tournament was successful in both of its goals, Pressgrove said.

"We have two goals for this tournament," he said. "We want the golfers who come out to have a good time, and we want to raise funds.

"I think we did both this year."

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The tournament raised more than $5,000 for Bear River Young Life.

Pressgrove said the money would be used in two ways.

"Our fiscal year ends in September, so we want the year to end strong," he said. "The other part is to help cover the cost of camps from earlier in the summer."

Young Life camps are a major part of what the program does every year.

Throughout this summer, Bear River Young Life took 55 teenagers to camps in Colorado, Arizona and California.

Businesses and golfers alike helped raise funds for the camps, Pressgrove said.

"I thought we had a great turnout," he said. "It's tough right now, but a lot of businesses stepped up to help."

There were 20 teams on the greens, including a trio of marathon golfers raising funds.

Dave Peterson, Steve Herman and Bob Markham golfed 54 holes, and raised more than $3,800 through pledges.

"It was kind of a cool thing to add this year," Pressgrove said. "The guys were saying they hit a wall during the middle 18.

"So, it really was like any other marathon."

For the teams that golfed 18 holes, the team of Willy Barclay, Brett Etzler, Chad Evenson and Scott Kitchen finished first in gross, with a 53.

Andy Sperl, Brett Sperl, Travis Sondrol and Kyle Sorensen were second gross with 56, and the team of Jesse Doolin, Corey Gannon, Ryan Coffey and Alton Simones were third gross, with a score of 61.

For first net, the team of Guy Urbanoski, Curt Alvestad, Jim Hall and Wayne Estey shot 44.

The team of Todd Trapp, Ryan Duran, Joe Padon and Shane Camilletti finished second net, with a score of 46, and the team of Brett Steele, Sheli Steele, Scott Brennise and Sheila Brennise finished third in net, with a 47.


Team finishes from Saturday’s Bear River Young Life Golf Tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course:

First gross:

Willy Barclay

Brett Etzler

Chad Evenson

Scott Kitchen

Second gross:

Andy Sperl

Brett Sperl

Travis Sondrol

Kyle Sorensen

Third gross:

Jesse Doolin

Corey Gannon

Ryan Coffey

Alton Simones

First net:

Guy Urbanoski

Curt Alvestad

Jim Hall

Wayne Estey

Second net:

Todd Trapp

Ryan Duran

Joe Padon

Shane Camilletti

Third net:

Brett Steele

Sheli Steele

Scott Brennise

Sheila Brennise

Women’s closest to the pin:

Sheila Brennise

Men’s closest to the pin:

Rick Holford

Women’s longest drive:

Lisa McCurdy

Men’s longest drive:

Billy Ivy

Straightest drive:

Colby Haddan

Women’s longest putt:

Kate Grobe

Men’s longest putt:

Don Jowell

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