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Golfers brave cold for Boys and Girls Club

If there was more snow in the mountains, Monday would have been an excellent ski day.

But a strong northerly wind and 40-degree temperatures didn’t deter hard-core golfers from participating in the 15th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament on Monday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

One of the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe’s biggest fundraisers of the year attracted 85 players for scramble and best-ball tournaments.

“We were hoping to raise $50,000,” said Karen Houser of the Boys and Girls Club. “With the economy (down), we’re still going to come close.”

Despite the harsh conditions, a foursome was able to break 60 to win the scramble. The quartet of Paul Windt, Bill Witteman, Alvan Donnan and Trevor Pierce posted a winning score of 13-under 59.

Finishing second with a 60 were John Urrutia, Larry Tate, Steve Garewal and Linus Ella Dawg.

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The foursome of Darrell Schue, Steve Weiss, Mike Bellik and Greg Styles took third with 63. Larry Hobson, Sean McWade, Eric Cronin and Jeff Stange placed fourth with 64.

First place in the best-ball tournament went to Steve Rude, Kirk David, Mike Fajman and Richard Scherer with a score of 135. Two shots off the winning pace were Terri Arnold, Brian Hogan, Todd MacDonald and Mike Croshaw. Placing third with a score of 140 were Bill Cottrill, John Steinbach, Bill Henderson and Gordon Hoisley.

There nearly was a $25,000 payoff for a hole in one on the par-3 seventh hole. Chris Peters hit his tee shot a mere 6 1/4 inches from the hole on the 180-yarder. Other closest-to-the pin winners were Dave Weidinger, 11 feet, 8 1/2 inches, No. 5; MacDonald, 5-7, No. 12; and Windt, 4-5, No. 17.

Mike Dupree and Cindy Hannah won the longest drive contests.