Twenty Mile players golf for charity at Yampa Valley Golf Course |

Twenty Mile players golf for charity at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Nate Waggenspack

Steve Harrell watches his putt track for the hole on the ninth green Thursday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Harrell and teammates Alan Hathhorn, Trent Durham and Dave Rigsby shot a 73 as part of the Twenty Mile scramble tournaments Wednesday and Thursday, which raised money for the American Diabetes Association.

Twenty-Mile employees took over Yampa Valley Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday, enjoying a day off work with a round of golf for charity.

The mine saw 56 players come out Wednesday and 52 more play Thursday. The tournament was spaced over two days to give every employee a chance to play around their shifts.

On Wednesday, the team of Preston Ivy, Billy Ivy, Shane Camilletti and Ron Hocket took first place, shooting 61 in the scramble format. Mark Kounkel was closest to the pin on hole seven, Gary James won closest to the pin on 16, and Shawn Brown won the long drive contest on 18.

Thursday's winning team didn't shoot as low, but the scores to win were extremely tight. Three teams came within two strokes of the winners, but the 64 by Tommie Breeden, Drew Mason, Chris Meyers and Caleb Day was the best on the day.

Kyle Kopas won closest to the pin on seven, Trent Durham was closest on 16, and Travis Brown won the long drive contest.

All golfers enjoyed themselves on the course.

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"We've been having a great time," said Alan Hathhorn as he and his teammates were near finishing their round. "There will be some low scores today, but we came out here to have a good time."

The tournament is about more than just leisure and bragging rights over coworkers, though. A portion of the proceeds for each entry, along with vendor and participant donations, are going to the American Diabetes Association.

"We had a lot of vendors make donations," said Sadie Herndon, a Twenty Mile employee organizing the golf event. "We've had great support."

Both days of golf also feature raffle prizes and a meal provided by the Tin Cup Grill.

"It's nice to see how many people came out to have some fun and give some money to a good cause," Herndon said.

Wednesday results

Preston Ivy, Billy Ivy, Shane Camilletti, Ron Hocket – 61

Bud Bower, Mike Clark, Dan Kemp, Todd Ruckman – 63

Calvin Murphy, John Papierski, Jared Lowther, Michael Pankey – 64

Kurt Garbin, Jim Burrow, Rob Norton, Elmer Balvanz – 66

Larry Maiolo, Leo Muhme, Tod Crofts, Kurt Fontent – 67

Mike Armstrong, Mauro Lerma, Brent Kunkel, John Doan – 67

Renee Hamaker, Kris Deines, Chad Deines, Erik Deines – 68

Jim Doolin, Jim Campbell, Gary Zulian, Craig Madsen – 69

Joe Walker, Chris Burkett, Shawn Brown, Kent Kopsa – 71

JR Herndon, Mike Bailey, Gary James, Mark Kinkel – 71

Chris Rayburn, Tom Wells, Johnny Hicks, Brooks Graham – 71

Will Dennis, Brent Steirwalt, Nick Aromando, Dennis Bouwens – 72

Dave Long, Rick Savela, Dennis Jones, Rick Gabbert – 72

Denis Bugay, Roy Karo, Jon Bugay, Kevin Wilbanks – 77

Thursday results

Tommie Breeden, Drew Mason, Chris Meyers, Caleb Day – 64

Casey Herod, Parker King, Grady Wilson, John Doane – 65

Josh Satterwhite, Mike Nelson, Kyle Kopsa, Josh Shipley – 66

Dave Pterson, Billy Davis, Nef Ramos, Doug Rogers – 66

Dennis Green, Cody Bartkowksi, Dave Andujo, Brysen Stauffer – 68

Jim McCourt, Kerry Blood, Chad White, Doug Allred – 70

Matt Winey, Shawn Brookeshire, Jared Briggs, Dave Dimick – 70

Alton Simones, John Rice, Jesse Doolin – 71

Carl Bell Jr., Carl Bell Sr., Robert Peters, Toney Vallejos – 72

Adam Patterson, Brent Steirwalt, Nick Aromando, Dennis Bouwens – 72

Rick Stillion, Ed Brody, Jim Forquer, Jim Schmidt – 73

Alan Hatthorn, Steve Harrell, Trent Durham, Dave Rigsby – 73

Joe Walker, Diana Ponikvar, Jerry Delay, Ray Mazzola – 76