Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Small, Harper capture Bigwood golf titles

     Defending Bigwood Open Men’s Championship Flight champion Adam Quarles made a great second-round charge, but Milt Small stayed steady and earned the 2014 club championship at Ketchum’s Bigwood Golf Course Sunday.

     Small carded 73-72 for 1-over-par 145 holding off Quarles (77-70 for 147), who shot the only below-par round among 52 men and women who competed in the 36-hole tourney Saturday and Sunday.              The final round Sunday was a solid one for the men, eight shooting in the 70s in the Championship Flight.

     Women’s gross stroke winner was Jen Harper 81-78 for 159. She won the $100 first-place prize. Women’s net winner was Joan Conger 90-83 for 173-145, in a close finish over Juli Webb 93-92 for 185-145. Conger also won a $100 prize.

     Tim Carter captured Men’s Championship Flight net honors. Men’s Second Flight winners were Wally Aoyagi (gross) and Terry Mead (net).

     Payouts for all Men’s flights were $175 for first gross and net, $125 for second gross and net, $100 for third gross and net, and $75 for fourth places.

     Here are top results from last weekend’s tournament:

     · Men’s Championship FlightGross: 1—Milt Small 73-72 for 145. 2—Adam Quarles 77-70 for 147. 3—Ryan Stavros 78-78 for 156. 4 (tie)—Andy Buchanan 83-74 for 157 and Mark Charpentier 80-77 for 157. Net: 1—Tim Carter 77-75 for 152-140. 2—Matt Walker 82-75 for 157-141. 3—Ron Miller 80-79 for 159-143. 4—Buffalo Lamb 80-82 for 162-144 (24 golfers).

     · Second FlightGross: 1—Wally Aoyagi 82-84 for 166. 2—Ryan Cincotta 84-84 for 168. 3 (tie)—Bob Williams 84-87 for 171 and Brian Bailey 82-89 for 171 ($87.50 each). Net: 1—Terry Mead 88-84 for 172-134. 2—Tim Powers 88-82 for 170-142. 3—Gary Behr 95-92 for 187-143 and John Summers 96-101 for 197-143 ($87.50 apiece) (24 golfers).

     · Ladies FlightGross: 1—Jen Harper 81-78 for 159. Net: 1—Joan Conger 90-83 for 173-145 (4 golfers).


Night Bocce World Championships back in Ketchum

     The fourth annual Night Bocce World Championships are ready to light up Ketchum’s Atkinson Park Friday, Sept. 19. Mountain Niceness Productions is producing the authentic mountain event to benefit the Idaho Social Learning Center.

     “It’s the only night bocce all-terrain tournament on record, so you need to bring your full game,” said event organizer Danny Walton.

     Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and the tourney gets underway at 6 p.m. Up to 32-two person teams will throw it down, literally, NCAA tournament style. Entry is $20 per person including beer and bocce set, along with the music, DJ and BBQ.

     Walton said it is a family friendly fun event and kids will have their own brackets and lower entry fees. In addition, there will be plenty of giveaway swag and prizes.

     All proceeds go to Idaho Social Learning Center scholarship fund. Idaho Social Learning Center specializes in helping individuals who struggle to navigate the social world and develop social relationships, said Walton. Visit


Senior Connection “Roadrunner” 5k run/walk is Saturday

     Sign up for the fifth annual Blaine County Senior Connection “Roadrunner” 5-kilometer fun run/walk Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. in Hailey. Entry fees paid by Sept. 18 at are $20 individual and $10 for 17-and-under (including the barbecue lunch). Day-of-race fees are $30 individuals, $20 youth.


Play golf Friday at Bigwood for youth hockey kids

     Sun Valley Youth Hockey (SVYH) will stage its fifth annual benefit golf tournament called “Bigwood 9 and Dine” for Friday, Sept. 19 at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum.

     The afternoon event begins at 2 p.m. with registration followed by the 3 p.m. shotgun start. There will be hors d’oeuvres, dinner and no-host bar at Bigwood Grill starting at 5:30 p.m. The event includes a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the SVYH group.

     For golfers, prizes will include winner, first losers, longest drive for male and female golfers, and closest-to-the-pin.

     Cost is $35 per person for dinner/auction only, $95 for golf/dinner or $350 per four-member team. Fees include golf, cart, dinner, auction and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities include $150 hole sponsor.

     The tournament is limited to the first 60 golfers registered and paid. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 17. Pay by check or by credit card.

     Call Chris Benson at 720-0172 for more golf tournament details or email him at Questions about sponsorships or raffle auction items can be addressed to Sarah Benson at 720-3086 or


Kristin Armstrong to speak in Twin Falls

     Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of Boise will be the keynote speaker Monday, Sept. 22 during the Idaho Recreation and Park Association (IRPA) annual conference in Twin Falls. She will give a luncheon motivational talk Monday at 11:45 a.m. at Red Lion Canyon Springs focusing on her personal journey, setting goals and reaching your potential. Luncheon cost is $25. For details, visit

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