90 Golfers Compete in Two-Man-One-Woman Scramble in Eads

Written by Betsy Barnett on . Posted in Sports

The Eads Golf Course was a busy place on Saturday as the club hosted their annual Two-Man-One-Woman Scramble Tournament.  This year, 30 teams from Eads, Lamar, Flagler, Hugo, Limon, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne Wells competed against each other for money prizes in the three-flight tournament.  It was an interesting and diverse group of golfers from novice to near-professional level of ability including the youngest golfer to ever play in this tournament, six-year-old Reese Barnett who played with her father, Kyle Barnett, and grandfather, Randy Holmen. 
The tournament rules for this type of game is that each person has to use their drive twice in a nine-hole round.  Then all three hit and the team then takes the best ball to continue through the course.  Even though the men can usually hit the ball further on the drive the women have proven good with technique in the short game where their chips and putts can usually make the difference in the tournament. 
The overall tournament championship went to the team from Flagler, Joan Lorince, Tony Lorince, and Mike Fulmer who shot a scorching 61 on the day forcing a playoff with the runner-up team from Limon, Kara Crawford, Monti Crawford, and Ryan Wyatt.  The Lorince-Fulmer team would win in the extra-holes playoff.  In third place in the championship flight and shooting a 62 were JaLynn Oquist, Sean Oquist, and Zach Oquist from Lamar.
The First Flight revealed some high drama as the top three teams all came in with a 67 which forced a playoff between the three groups.  When the dust had cleared, first place went to the Hurtados from Hugo including Shelly, Leo, and Cody.  The second place team after the playoff were Julie Witt, Kenny McCormick, and Lee McCormick from Flagler, and the third team was Sara Crawford, Mike Crawford, and Jaxon Crawford from Kit Carson. 
Winners from the Second Flight were Joni Liebl, Tuck Liebl, and Jay Haase scoring a 72 in the 18 grueling holes that saw temperatures soar over the century mark.  Finally, the team of Diane Crow, Loren Patterson, and Jimmy Patterson would come in 2nd in the Second Flight with a 73.
Next week the Eads Golf Club will host their annual two-day Two-Man Scramble on Saturday and Sunday.  The tournament starts at 10 am both days and includes a dinner and Calcutta on Saturday night.