Smith kids sweep jr. golf tourney

Jim Cook Many of the winners of the Meeker junior golf tournament gathered for a group photo. (Front) Braydan Garcia, Connor and Cade Blunt, Dax Sheridan and Trinenden Powell. (Back) Savana May, Barbara Jex, Macy Smith, Addie Joy, Matilda Brown and Jason Smith.

MEEKER I  The Smith siblings from Rifle made a clean sweep of the annual junior golf tournaments in Craig and Meeker this week.

40 golfers in Xcel tourney

MEEKER I Some have said “if you can’t win your own tournament, you’ve got no chance at any other.”

Back wins pro-am tourney, Watt wins Lischke

bobby gutierrez Adam Hawkins of Craig and Ed Leech of Grand Junction were paired together for last Sunday’s round of the Lischke Memorial golf tournament held at the Meeker Golf Course. The two golfers were the youngest and oldest on the course, with more than 60 years separating them. Hawkins finished tied for third, with a net score of 133, nine shots ahead of Leech.

MEEKER I The annual Lischke golf tournament, the only tournament held on the Meeker Golf Course that invites golfers from anywhere to compete as individuals, was held last weekend but local golf pro Jim Cook said the “story” was about the winner of the annual pro-am tournament, preceding the Lischke.

Watts tees off No. 5

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Defending Lischke champion J.C. Watt tees off No. 5 at the Meeker Golf Course. Watt led from start to finish to win back-to-back Lischke titles, six shots ahead of the runner-up.

Locals do well in two-man tourney

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MEEKER I Erik Brown and Lex Collins have been partners in the annual two-man best ball golf tournament the past 18 years and the pair turned in the best net score in the championship flight of the two-day event at the Meeker Golf Course.

Lucky No. 7

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RBC I Meeker’s Ted Stewart and Rangely’s Ryan Haugh recently used their seven irons to ace the seventh holes on both the Meeker Golf Course and Cedar Ridges Golf Course.

WREA original from back in the day

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White River Electric Association held is 27th annual golf tournament last week and for the past few years they advertise it by parking their rebuilt 1956 International at the Meeker Golf Course.

Mother/daughter team win Dearfly

Amanda Back (above left) helps her mother Sherry Rubin line up a putt during the annual Ladies Deerfly tournament held last Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course. The mother/daughter team proved to be the best golfers on the course, winning the first flight.

MEEKER I It was a beautiful day in Meeker last Saturday and a great day for the Meeker ladies’ golf club to host the annual Ladies Dearfly tournament.

Bob Tucker golf tourney draws 11 teams

MEEKER I The fourth annual Coach Bob Tucker memorial golf tournament, benefiting a scholarship fund in the late coach’s name, was played last Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course.

Sun brings out golfers, wind challenges them

The sun came out and with it, the golfers, to both courses in Rio Blanco County.

Crawford wins Old Farts in Carts golf tournament

MEEKER I “It was the first tournament Rod was able to be competitive in,” Irvin Griffin said of his brother-in-law Rod Crawford, who won the second flight of the Old Farts In Carts tournament last weekend at the Meeker Golf Course.

Local couples place in Meeker tourney

Kirk and Deb Henderson had the second best net score of 126.

MEEKER I Twenty-eight teams filled the Meeker Golf Course last weekend and although only a handful were local, two of them placed in two of the three flights in the annual couples tournament. Couples from three states competed in the annual two-day, 36-hole event.