Siegenthaler, 69, fires 76 to win LTGC title
Fritz Siegenthaler shot a four-over par 76 to win the “low gross” competition in the super seniors division (65 and older) at the 2006 Lake Tahoe Golf Club’s Age Championships on July 23 at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.
Siegenthaler pocketed $60 for his round, which was the lowest gross score among the three different age groups at the annual tournament. Gary Borst finished tops in the “first net” competition by turning his gross score of 80 into a 71 after computing his 9 handicap.
“We play the same tees as everyone else, so it was a good round for me,” said the 69-year-old Siegenthaler, who is retired. “It was my home course, so it’s normally easier to shoot better.”
Siegenthaler recently traveled to Switzerland and took 11th in the Swiss Amateur Golf Championships. He also competed last week in the Washoe County Championships, shooting a 78 and 77, respectively, at Sage Ridge and Washoe golf courses.
In the seniors division (50-64) at the age championships, Brad Dicks won with the “low gross” competition with a five-over 77, while Linda Moore was tops in the “first net” once her 96 became a 62 after figuring her 34-handicap. Both Dicks and Moore won $75.
In the non-seniors division (50 and under), Joseph Puleri Jr. and Ryan Puskas tied for the “low gross” title by each shooting an 81. Mark Klover’s 105 became a 69 after figuring his 35 handicap, resulting in him winning the “first net” competition. All three players earned $50.
The Lake Tahoe Golf Club Championships are scheduled for September at Lake Tahoe G.C.
Baseball camp scheduled
South Tahoe varsity coach Matt Tillson will lead a baseball camp Aug. 7-11 at Kahle Community Park in Stateline. The camp is offered to boys and girls, ages 8-12, and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The camp is designed for all levels of players and will focus on batting, throwing, catching, pitching, base running and fielding. The cost is $100 per camper.
Campers need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, glove and bat each day. For more information or to register, call (775) 586-7271.
Climbing festival coming
The inaugural Bear Valley Boulder Dash rock climbing festival will take place Aug. 18-20 in Bear Valley along Highway 4. The festival is hosted by Mountain Adventure Seminars, which also operates the highly successful Bear Valley Telemark Festival.
The festival is open to climbers of all abilities and will offer clinics that weekend, among other activities. For more information, visit http://www.mtadventure.com or call (209) 753-6556, ext. 1.