Ladies golf association raises money for cancer at YVGC |

Ladies golf association raises money for cancer at YVGC

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Mary Ann Harrison tees off the 10th hole at Yampa Valley Golf Course on Wednesday morning. She and teammates Linda Showalter, Phyllis Virden and Helen Knez took part in the Rally for the Cause scramble tournament at the course, raising money for the Moffat County Cancer Society.

— Golfers got together Wednesday to play for cancer, honoring the survivors and those lost to the disease, while raising money to aid in the ongoing battle against it.

The Yampa Valley Ladies' Golf Association hosted its Rally for the Cause golf tournament and cancer benefit Wednesday, with 38 golfers making up 10 teams in a scramble format tournament. Teams were decked out in pink attire as proceeds went to the Moffat County Cancer Society.

Even Yampa Valley Golf Course head golf pro David Hardison got in on the action Wednesday, forming a team of course employees to support the cause. While he said their team score would not be counted in the standings, it was important to him to be part of the tournament.

"I think everybody knows somebody who's involved with cancer in one way or another," Hardison said. "It affects all of us, so the participation is important, and it's an awareness thing. (Hardison's wife) Donna's mom is sick and I lost my dad, so it's pretty major."

The team of Patty Bruchez, Christy Ronaldo, Brenda Anderson and Cathy Gush shot the lowest score of the day, recording a 67 over 18 holes.

Hardison does not get the chance to play in many of the business- and organization-sponsored tournaments throughout the summer, so he got into the spirit of Rally for the Cause on Wednesday.

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"I like (playing with members); I don't do it very often," he said. "Especially not with pink shoelaces."

Rally for the Cause results

Patty Bruchez, Christy Ronaldo, Brenda Anderson, Cathy Gush – 67

Lani Cleverly, Nike Cleverly, Jamie Eckroth – 70

Mary Nelson, Donna Russo, Lena Anson, Sandi Seip – 72

Doreen McIntyre, Nance Brandenburg, Vicki Messing, Charmaine Ciani – 73

Pam Horn, Sharon Hoberg, Jennifer Riley, Jackie Heuer – 76

Mary Jane Montoya, Margaret Kelly, Rose Hutton, Susan Utzinger – 78

Linda Showalter, Phyllis Virden, Helen Knez, Mary Ann Harrison – 78

Patty Ann Sandberg, Rebeccah Ludlow, Amy Bower, Sue Leeson – 78

Patsy Grieve, Kathy MacPherson, Anita Grieve, Lynette Risner – 80

Gwenda Duffy, Annette Dunckley, Lynette Sorenson – 93