Difficult conditions test charitable golfers
STATELINE – With temperatures in the 40s and wind gusting at more than 30 mph, Monday wasn’t exactly the ideal day for golf. But the less than favorable weather didn’t prevent Don Muren, Robbie Hight, Charlie Poe and Jose Delrio from shooting a winning round.
The foursome fired an 8-under 64 to win the best ball competition at the 13th annual Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe fund-raiser golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
“It wasn’t easy out there, but I didn’t think 64 was going to win it,” Muren said.
The winning score last year was a 11-under 61, recorded by John Urrutia, Chris Mann, Wayne Luther and Tom Jarrett. Poe and Hight came in second in 2005 but were part of a solid round on Monday that vaulted them to first place this year.
Their round included 10 pars, six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. On No. 4, the group used Delrio’s tee shot and Hight’s approach shot that landed 10 feet from the cup. When Muren sunk the putt, it became clear they had a chance.
“We didn’t leave any shots out there,” Delrio said. “It was just a solid round. We didn’t even come close to having any bogeys.”
In the “Closest to the Hole” contests, Teri Daniels won on No. 5 when her tee shot landed 3 feet, 5 inches from the pin. Tom Haen won on No. 7 (8 feet, 7 inches), Barney Schols on No. 12 (4 feet, 4 inches) and Mike Dupree on No. 17 (1 feet, 2 inches.)
Paul Windt won the “Longest Drive” contest on the par-5 fourth hole, where his tee shot traveled at least 350 yards. The foursome of Billy Ford, Ed Kollar, Harold Fowler and Dave Dick won the scramble competition of the tournament with a 123.