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RANGELY I Thirty-three golfers, including two from the eastern town of Rio Blanco County, played in the annual Rangely Men’s Club Championship, and defending champion Clark Edwards not only defended his title, he dominated the championship flight.
Edwards shot a 75 on the first day of the two-day tournament, then took two strokes off Sunday to win by nine shots, giving Robby Elam second place (157) and Brian Prater third place with a 160.
Dustin Kissling finished with the best net score (139) in the championship flight and Meeker’s Willy Theos had the second best net score (141). Casey Ducey and Terry Richardson tied for the third best (146) net score in the championship flight.
The second flight was the most competitive, with just three shots separating the top three golfers. Julian Mendoza led by two shots after the first day but Ryan Elam, who started Sunday’s round four shots behind Mendoza, came back to win the flight with a gross score of 174. Jeremy Cantrell finished second with a gross score of 175 and Mendoza was third.
Caleb Templeton had the best net score (144) in the first flight, Mark Hayden finished second and Jason Cox’s net score of 148, placed him third in the first flight.
Templeton’s dad, Jon, captured the second flight with a gross score of 179; Rick Brady finished in second place with a 187; and Lyle Peterson finished third with a 194. Clint Hill finished with the best net score (132), Larry Ungaro was second and Shad Peters third.
Edwards also won Saturday’s “shootout” in the championship flight, as did Mendoza and Ungaro in their respective flights, while Kissling was the “Boss of the Moss” in Sunday’s putting contest.