Colowyo tourney finishes big weekend at Yampa Valley Golf Course |

Colowyo tourney finishes big weekend at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Nate Waggenspack
Dan Faucett tries to chip onto the 18th green Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, while teammate Bob Waker looks on. The two were playing with Mark Smith and Austin Faucett in the Colowyo scramble Saturday, where 64 golfers hit the links to participate.
Nate Waggenspack

Colowyo scramble results

Travis Sondrol, Mike Sorenson, Steve String, Matt Binder - 62

Gary Anderson, Brenda Anderson, Luke Franich, Brad Handon - 64

Russ Groombridge, Gerald Stockman, Matt Medina, Terry Carres - 65

Darren Brown, Dave Brown, Kiel Nielson, Nat Rutter, Tom Knez - 65

Cathy Gush, Gary Baysinger, Don Smith, Steve Swindler - 70

Bob Waker, Dan Faucett, Austin Faucett, Mark Smith - 70

Walt Shcroder, Rob Fournier, Chip Brown, Scott Griesor - 70

Luke Dolan, Jason Mack, Theo Stewart, Steve Moore - 72

Buster Henrie, Allen Lyons, Corey Chugg, Remi Proulx - 73

Kent Mahanna, Matt Hippely, Mike Gush, Stephen Laramore - 73

Brion Reid, Tina Reid, Doug Pearce, Jaime Pearce - 74

Mike Bailey, Cody Duran, Gina Duran, Mark Holmes - 75

Dan Moore, Bill Yoast, Tom Baron, Randy Bowles - 75

Lloyd Nelson, Linda Nelson, Sheldon Sperry, Brett Montgomery - 76

Brian Coulter, Anthony Pogline, Peyton Pogline, Nick Bulla - 78

Mike McGruder, Jamie Martinez, Todd Erickson, Mel Erickson - 88

Yampa Valley Golf Course has hosted its share of scrambles in the past week, and Colowyo Mine’s company scramble on Saturday offered fun and camaraderie among employees and their families.

Designed to give employees of the mining company an enjoyable get-together outside of work, the tournament brought in 16 teams of four players each, with 50 players from the mine and the rest being family members or vendor donors who contributed to making the event great.

“This is really an event for the employees,” said Travis Sondrol, a mine employee who was heavily involved in organizing the tournament. “You get together with friends from work, maybe meet some other people from who you don’t spend time with on the job, maybe create some friendships and have fun.”

There was some impressive shooting happening at the tournament as well, though. The team of Sondrol, Mike Sorenson, Steve Stringer and Matt Binder shot a 62 as a team, beating Gary Anderson, Brenda Anderson, Luke Franich and Brad Hanson by two strokes to claim first place. Five total teams shot under par on the day.

There were also a large amount of door prizes donated by local businesses, most of them golf or energy-related.

“We tried to have a good variety, and have something for everyone,” Sondrol said.

The turnout was a bit down from years past, Sondrol said, likely because of the Fourth of July weekend. It was still a successful tournament, he said.

“I think we may have been hampered by the holiday weekend and people out of town, but overall it was a good turnout,” he said. “Everybody had a good time.”

The golf course now has a few days before hosting its next big event. The Ladies Silver Bullet is next weekend, capping the busiest competitive time of the year on the course.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or

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