MEEKER I The annual couples golf tournament was played at the Meeker Golf Course last weekend, with a field of 20 teams from three states representing several regional courses.
The field was evenly divided into two flights, playing a Chapman format.
Britt and Doug Choate of Parachute were the best golfers on the course, leading the two-day event after the first 18 holes.
The couple gave Rangely’s Ellen Boudreaux and her partner, Dennis Rohn of Vernal, Utah, second place, seven strokes back.
Rangely’s Trilby and Robby Elam finished with the best net score (108) in the championship flight, five shots ahead of Meeker’s George and Peggy Back.
“It’s always a fun tournament,” Peggy Back said. Back said she and her husband have played in the couples tournament for more than 20 years.
“We have eight couples from Wyoming and the Denver area who have been coming for years,” she said.
In the second flight, Evelyn and Jim Woolsey of Moab, Utah, had the best gross score, a 159, just three shots ahead of Meeker’s Harry Watt and Pat Sanson.
Linda and Lee Hanson representing Star Valley, Wyo. teamed up to turn in the best net score (105) in the second flight, leaving a two-way tie for the second best net score between Meeker’s Teena Duprice and Brandon Banducci and Ellen and Jerry Dalton of Steamboat Springs.
Back said the Daltons also won a free entry into next year’s couples tournament and she was thankful to Watt and Sanson for hosting a breakfast for them at the Blue Spruce Inn.
“A big thank you to Larin (Crase) and Danielle (Feola) for making burritos for us Saturday,” Back said.