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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Phil Kauppila’s two-round score of 141 won him the past weekend’s 2009 Men’s Club Final at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

Kauppila posted a 72 in his first round at “The Hill” and followed it up with a 69 to edge Keith Humerickhouse by two strokes. Humerickhouse shot a 69 and 74 to finish with 143.

Finishing third was Mark Stripp (75-72 – 147). Craig Nichols was fourth (73-75 – 148) and Kirk Blaszyk was fifth (75-74 – 149).



Shannon Hudson claimed the net score crown, carding a 58 and 66 for a winning score of 124. Robert Fishman finished two strokes back with a 126 (66-60). Jim Frey and Norm Bolitho tied for third with 130s and Jim Otto was fifth (131).

Sixty women participated in Saturday’s Hunter’s Scramble at Rifle Creek Golf Course.



While playing a three-person scramble, golfers also hunted for arrows on the golf course. The arrows were then replaced with gifts at the end of the day.

First flight gross results: 1. Mary Ann Hughes, Audrey Hughes, Jenny Hughes; 2. Linda Gordon, Ellen Boudreaux, Teresa Broderick; 3. Kenda Spaulding, Britt Choate, Taylor Walters.

First flight net results: 1. Jan Bean, Marge Fleming, Judith Beneat; 2t. Kathy Rojas, Mary Jo Turner, Linda Loveland; 2t. M.K. Chesley, Nondis Lowther, Jo Cornett; 2t. Melissa McPherron, Becky Oliver, Julie Warren.

Second flight gross results: 1. Penny Sykes, Lynn Stroud, Suzanne Caldwell; 2. Julie Gortsema, Lisa Jones, Theresa Zelenka; 3. Amanda Back, Janet Henderson, Sheri Rubin (won by scorecard playoff).

Second flight net results: 1. Terri Hanko, Bethann Costanzo, Ron Fisher; 2t. Karen O’Toole, Marsh McCormick, Chris Deforest; 2t. Rhonda Williams, Lisa Negley, Danette Dickey.

Volunteers are needed for the Oct. 10 Special Olympics Colorado Western Area Bowling Tournament at Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle. The event begins with athlete, coach and volunteer registration at 9 a.m. and competition lasts into the afternoon.

Call Julie at 945-0395 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Ice Queens, a women’s hockey team for players 18 years old and up, will start practice on Oct. 18 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in Eagle.

An informational meeting will start at 4 p.m. on the bleachers and practice will start at 5 p.m.

This year, the GWS Women’s Hockey Association will be offering two levels of play.

The first level will be a competitive team that will participate in the Mountain Division of WACH. This level is for intermediate and advanced players who are looking for a place to play competitively.

The second level will be a developmental team that will play teams from the Eagle-Vail Women’s League and Grand Junction. This level is for beginners to intermediate players who are looking to develop their hockey skills.

The informational meeting will address club vision, player fees, practice and game information and more.

All interested women are encouraged to come out to the first practice and learn more about the opportunities to be involved in the game of ice hockey through the association.

There will be a fee of $10 for ice time; additional fees will be addressed at the meeting.

Additionally, the Queens invite adult women of all abilities to come to their preseason clinic, which will be held at the Eagle Ice rink on Oct. 10 (9-11a.m.) and Oct. 11 (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.). This is a chance to learn the game of hockey, enhance your skating and develop technical skills.

For additional information or to register for the clinic, contact Lynsey Pulliam at pulliam@wildblue.net or Kristin Davis at 618-5192.

The hockey season is starting and the Mother Puckers are looking for players.

If you are interested in skating with two of the premier women’s adult hockey teams in Colorado, with more than 30 years of tradition, then mark your calendars.

The first open skate will be on Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at the Aspen Ice Garden. The Mother Puckers are looking for women with intermediate hockey skills and beyond to join the fun and fast-paced organization.

Call 379-5581 for more information.


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