Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Two Steves win shootout at Valley Club

On top in Member-Member golf


Jerry Mells chips onto the Valley Club green during last week's Member-Member Shootout tournament. Mells and Jay Cooper finished second in the Billy the Kid Flight. Photo by Chris Pilaro

Steve Kearns and Steve Karassik were a winning combination in Saturday's five-hole shootout that determined the Men's Division overall champs of the Valley Club Member-Member Shootout golf tourney.

Teams that placed in the five men's flights were placed in a five-hole shootout, which was won by Kearns and Karassik ($125 each). Men's runner-up team consisted of Jim Latta and Dick Coleman ($75).

In third place in the men's horse race were Todd Martin and Jeff Rust ($50 apiece).

The men's and women's overall champions and runner-up teams received framed paintings of Valley Club golf holes as their special prizes to wrap up the two-day tournament attracting 51 twosomes.

Women's overall champions were Melinda Elliott and Heather Flynn. The runner-up team in the June 24-25 tournament featured Margery Friedlander and Jane Hansen.

The players started Friday in a better-ball format, followed by Saturday's Chicago-system format that determined the top three placers in each of seven flights. Flight winners each received $200 golf credit in The Valley Club golf shop.

Here are results by flight:

Butch Cassidy Flight: 1—Dick Shelton and Woody Woodward +5 points ($200 each). 2—Kevin Cincotta and Rich Fabiano +2 ($130). 3 (tie)—John Baker and Reamy Goodwin, Todd Conklin and Tim Flaherty +1 points ($45 each).

Wyatt Earp Flight: 1—Jim Latta and Dick Coleman +3 points ($200 each). 2—Phil O'Reilly and John Martinson --6 ($130). 3—Phil Hebert and William Lathams --9 points ($90).

Jesse James Flight: 1—Jack Hoffman and Scott Lucas +3 points ($200 each). 2—Lou Mace and Dick Baker 0 ($130). 3—Steve Malkmus and Roger Brown --2 points ($90).

Billy the Kid Flight: 1—Todd Martin and Jeff Rust --4 points ($200 each). 2—Jerry Mells and Jay Cooper --6 ($130). 3—Jay Cassell and Bruce Kaplan --9 points ($90).

Doc Holliday Flight: 1—Dick Elliott and Tullio Celano +9 points ($200 each). 2 (tie)—John Haskell and Jim Britt, Steve Kearns and Steve Karassik +1 points ($110 each).

Annie Oakley Flight: 1—Claire Bailey and Jeanne Welch +6 points ($200 each). 2—Jolie Dunn and Happy Hawn +3 ($130). 3—Linda Cropper and Jill George 0 points ($90).

Belle Starr Flight: 1—Melinda Elliott and Heather Flynn +6 points ($200 each). 2—Margery Friedlander and Jane Hansen +5 ($130). 3—Carole Almond and Barbara Shelton --2 points ($90).

Valley Club ace

Claire Bailey became the latest Valley Club golfer to record a hole-in-one when she aced the sixth hole from 96 yards, using a 9-iron. Witness to the June 23 achievement was Jeanne Welch.




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