Meeker Golf Course hosts “The Opener”

MEEKER — It’s the first tournament of the season at the Meeker Golf Course, a three-person scramble, also known as “the opener.” Ten teams competed in the 18-hole tournament.
“Everyone had a good time,” said Jim Cook, the pro at Meeker Golf Course.
Former Meeker golf pro Dennis Rohn, who has regained his amateur status, teamed up with Tommy Gilmore and Brett Tonozzi to win the tournament with a gross score of 60. The trio scrambled a 31 on the first nine and took two shots off with an eagle on the back nine to finish eight-under par.
“Tonozzi drove the green on eight and they putted in for an eagle, to secure the win,” Cook said of the champions.
Dave Brown, Lex Collins and Matt Fellows led by one stroke after the first nine but added a stroke on the back nine to finish with the second best gross score of the tournament, one shot behind the winners.
Randy Hall, Jeff Asselin and Robert Murray shot four-under par 64 and turned in the best net score of 47.
“There’s a lot of local knowledge there with Randy and Jeff,” Cook said of the net winners. “They know the course and are just grinders. They tell me the greens are running pretty good.”
Chad Luce, Bill de Vergie and Bryce Ducey shot 31 on the front and back nine and finished with the second best net score of 49.
The second annual Bob Tucker Memorial will be played Saturday. Proceeds from the four-person, scramble format tournament, benefit a scholarship fund in memory of the late Meeker High School athlete, teacher and coach.
A few more golfers are needed to complete the field of 18 teams. If interested, call the Meeker Golf Course.