Friday, May 25, 2012

In the swing at Nelson golf

Valley Club scramble

Zachary Nelson, a son of the late James Nelson, tees off at The Valley Club Saturday, May 19 during the second annual James Nelson Memorial golf tournament that raised money for the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association. Photo by Willy Cook

Eighteen foursomes enjoyed a Valley Club round of golf Saturday, May 19 during the second annual James Nelson Memorial golf tournament fundraiser presented by the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA).

Tying for first place in the scramble format with scores of 62 were two foursomes: Ryan Stavros, T.J. Peterson, Sean Harrington and Keith Harrington; and Luke Macdonald, Matt Douthit, Zach Shetler and Johnny Shetler.

There were two teams with the worst score, which was 73. They were Carter Minor, Thayne Hendricks, Ladd Stocking and Chris Page; and David Nelson, Kenny Nelson, Paul Nelson and Scott Nelson.

Closest to the pin winner was Jack Sholtis. Long drive winner was Sean Harrington.

The tournament is held in memory of longtime valley baseball supporter James Nelson, 42, who died March 19, 2011 at the age of 42. Proceeds benefited the WRBSA as well as the Zachary and Andrew Nelson College Fund.

James Nelson was one of nine children of Ray and Marian Nelson's Hailey family. His brothers are Mike, Harold, David and Paul. James' sisters are Rosali, Marcia, Janice and Elena. The family started the Ray Nelson Little League baseball tournament in the early 1970s and has helped run the summer tourney ever since.

Check the June 6 Local Life for more photographs of players in the tourney. Other Nelson foursomes and their scores:

63—Lars Hovey, Scott McNeley, Brett Semple and Randy Bernhard. 64—Shaun Mahoney, Matt Mahoney, Ed Uhrig and Curtis Uhrig. 66—Isaac Sherbine, Bill Eittreim, Colter Ingram and Jimmy Conlon. 67—Phillip Uhrig, Brian Blackwell, M.J. Musselman and Hank Minor.

68—Cam Hair, Dave Dawson, Jim Niemiste and Darin Barfuss. 69—Mike Landes, Mark Ratliff, Jeff Neel and Dave Summers. 70—Fred Anderson, Jack Sholtis, Mike Levy and Rewk Warren. 70—Mike Brunker, Michale Brunker, Nickolaus Brunker and Andrew Nelson. 70—Kirk Felger, Lane Felger, Dean Carlson and Dave Seamons.

71—Anthony Nelson, Jubal Farrow, Jeff Burrell and Shawn Erickson. 71—Anthony Cardova, Karey Cardova, James Cardova and Corey Cardova.

72—Bryan Evans, Steve Evans, Steve Hendrix and Vic Hulett. 72—Jay Costanzo, Mike Koleno, Mark Chapman and Mark Watson. 72—Harold Nelson, Brian Nelson, Mike Nelson and Zachary Nelson.

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