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Locals converge on golf course

Bruce Tippets

— More than 100 golfers competed for bragging rights on the Yampa Valley Golf Course Saturday and Sunday during the City and Senior Championships.

“We had our usually turnout of about 108 players,” said golf pro Tom Dockstader. “We had a couple drop out today (Sunday), but I was pleased with the showing.”

Local resident Nathan Winn ran away with the men’s division by eight strokes, shooting a 66 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 137.

“I had a seven-under-par for the tournament,” said Winn. “This is my second time winning the club championship. I won the tournament two years ago when I was a senior in high school.”

Joe Russo finished in second place with a 145 and Lynn White came in third place with a 146.

“I had a lot of good competition,” said Winn. “I played well on Saturday which gave me a five-stroke lead. The rain (Sunday) really didn’t bother me at all. I thought playing in the rain gave me a little more of an advantage because I was more used to it. I get to go back to school in California and it was a good way to end the summer.”

“Nathan (Winn) is a great player,” said Dockstader. “He is going to college right now and playing golf at a junior college in Palm Springs, Calif., and it is a golf-orientated school.

“I think that all the golfers would agree that Nathan is head and tails above all the rest of them right now. If it wasn’t for Nathan we would probably have a pretty good competition.”

In the women’s championship flight division, Jannet Vaccari finished in first place by shooting an 83 on Saturday and an 83 Sunday.

“I was very consistent (Sunday) and I putted well. I had two caddies really help me out with my putting,” said Vaccari. “I just played very consistent and I was able to just pull out the win. It was a good way to end the summer.”

Other gross flight winners were: Tom Knez, club championship first flight; Dwain Parrish, club championship second flight; Mary Beth Pyle, women’s first flight; Dana Filkoski, women’s second flight; Joe Russo, men’s Senior; and Lou Hahn, men’s super senior.

“We always have had a couple of seniors divisions,” said Dockstader. “It’s nice at the end of the summer to figure out who is the best player in the clubs.”