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Great turnout, weather make Yahoo Golf Tournament a success

Lauren Blair

Yahoo Golf Tournament Results

Men’s Division — First flight

Gross

1) Jim Loughran and Rick Holford

2) Pete Heuer and Bud Bower

Net

1) John Doane and Willy Barclay, tied with

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2) Shane Camilletti and Kelby Virden

Second flight

Gross

1) Sammy Marquez and Hector Flores

2) Trey Jourgensen and Spencer Wayman

Net

1) John Kerst and Curt Weiss

2) Billy Nicholson and Jim Showalter

Ladies flight

Gross

1) Susan Nicholson and Amber Nicholson

2) Sandy Camilletti and Amanda Back

Net

1) Heather Nicholson and Ann Irvin

2) Irma Mileski and Linda Showalter

— Perfect weather set the stage for a great day Saturday for participants of the Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Yampa Valley Golf Course. At least 42 teams signed up for the event, which was organized by and benefited the Craig Kiwanis Club and Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado.

"In the golf world, if you have a day like we had (Saturday) weather wise, it certainly makes everything go smoothly," said Kiwanis member Chuck Cobb, who served YVGC as head golf pro and director of golf for more than 20 years.

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Dana Duran echoed Cobb's sentiments.

"We've had not-so-good days in the past, but yesterday was perfect," Duran said. "The climate and culture was great, and the day was beautiful."

The event began Saturday morning with the ball drop, in which people paid for either red or white golf balls to be dropped from a small plane over the 18th fairway. Whichever balls landed closest to the hole won prizes totaling more than $7,500 in value from an assortment of sponsors. Prizes included Denver Broncos tickets, golf equipment and packages, gift certificates and more.

This is the second year that the Kiwanis Club and Boys & Girls Club have partnered to run the event. The tournament originally was started by the Knez family, with the added support of the Severson family, and proceeds would benefit a variety of local organizations.

"I could comfortably say that it's raised over $200,000 for our community since 2001," Cobb said. "It's been very powerful for the community."

With the strong turnout Saturday, the funds raised will go a long way toward supporting new youth leadership programming for the Kiwanis and Boys & Girls clubs.

"We were thrilled with the turnout," Duran said. "It really was a nice community event. A lot of people came together to make it happen."

Contact Lauren Blair at 970-875-1794 or lblair@CraigDailyPress.com.

Yahoo Golf Tournament Results

Men’s Division — First flight

Gross

1) Jim Loughran and Rick Holford

2) Pete Heuer and Bud Bower

Net

1) John Doane and Willy Barclay, tied with

2) Shane Camilletti and Kelby Virden

Second flight

Gross

1) Sammy Marquez and Hector Flores

2) Trey Jourgensen and Spencer Wayman

Net

1) John Kerst and Curt Weiss

2) Billy Nicholson and Jim Showalter

Ladies flight

Gross

1) Susan Nicholson and Amber Nicholson

2) Sandy Camilletti and Amanda Back

Net

1) Heather Nicholson and Ann Irvin

2) Irma Mileski and Linda Showalter