Young Life golf tourney in Moffat County nets more than $5K
August 31, 2010
Team finishes from Saturday’s Bear River Young Life Golf Tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course:
Women’s closest to the pin:
Men’s closest to the pin:
Women’s longest drive:
Men’s longest drive:
Women’s longest putt:
Men’s longest putt:
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."
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.