Huitt wins Prater golf tourney

Dean Gibbs of Vernal, Utah won the longest drive on No. 1.

Meeker’s Bryce Ducey celebrated his birthday playing in the first annual Prater Plumbing and Heating stroke play tournament Saturday at Cedar Ridges with his friend Robby Elam, who finished with the best net score in the first flight.
Meeker’s Bryce Ducey celebrated his birthday playing in the first annual Prater Plumbing and Heating stroke play tournament Saturday at Cedar Ridges with his friend Robby Elam, who finished with the best net score in the first flight.
RANGELY I It was the third tournament of the season at Cedar Ridges Golf Course and the first time a stroke play format has been used in the Prater Plumbing and Heating tournament.
“It was a good turnout for first time we held the tournament,” golf general manager Chris Hejl said of the field of 20, split into two flights. “Hopefully it will continue to get bigger next year.”
Former Rangely resident Kris Huitt, who now lives in Grand Junction, was the best golfer on the course Saturday, as he won the first flight with a gross score of 71 (one under par). Clark Edwards finished with the second best gross score, three shots back.
Dean Gibbs of Vernal, Utah won the longest drive on No. 1.
Dean Gibbs of Vernal, Utah won the longest drive on No. 1.
Robby Elam took first place net honors, with a net score of 70, two shots ahead of Terrell Lowry, who finished with the second best net score.
Jace Goodwin of Vernal, Utah tied with Rangely’s Terry Richardson for the best gross score (82) in the second flight and after a one-hole playoff, Goodwin won the championship, giving Richardson second place.
Rangely’s Jeff Bell finished with the best net score (70) in the second flight, one stroke better than Rick Brady.
The tournament also featured contests for closest to the pin (two winners), longest drive and longest putt.
Goodwin won one of the closest to the pin contests and also had the longest putt of the day, while Edwards also won a closest to the pin contest. Dean Gibbs of Vernal, Utah won the longest drive contest on No. 1.
The Elks Scramble is the next tournament on the schedule for Cedar Ridges and will be played June 22.