30 teams swing it out at Storm King Open
A full field of 30 two-person teams challenged the Glenwood Springs Golf Club’s course along with mid-90-degree heat at Saturday’s annual Ladies Storm King Open.
Four teams withstood the conditions to earn championship honors at the annual 18-hole, best-ball event.
Erin Galbreath and Jan Bean shot a combined round of 75, edging runners-up Tami Holt and Pam Buerger by one stroke for the first flight gross division championship.
Linda Young and Cathy Jandegian were third.
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A similar two-team battle occurred in the first flight’s net tournament were Trish Cahill and Victoria Nitka carded a 61, a stroke up on Bonnie Daniels and Better Martin, who settled for second place after a combined round of 62.
The teams of Jaye Anderson and Margie Slater and Christy Martin and Terry Allender ended the tournament tied for third in the net score event.
Ann Gilmer and Leslie Jochum captured the second flight gross title with a score of 92 ” a four-shot margin over runners-up Peg Toft and Michelle Marquardt. Louis Stanton and Michelle Clark were third at 97.
Joni Armour and Jeanna Pittman had the lowest net combined score of the second flight with 60. The teams of Karen Jones and Karen Walters and Michelle David and Kathy Williams tied for second in the second flight net score standings after shooting rounds of 62 each.
Tami Holt and Candy Hammerich won the longest drive competition in their flights. Chris Lynch and Terri Bittle had the closest-to-the-pin tee shots among first-flight golfers. Kathy Williams and Rosetta Dimiceli had the closest shots in the second flight.
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