Dalton Ranch, Hillcrest to pedal new champions

While the professional cyclists descend on Durango for their Grand Depart in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a pair of local golf clubs will be hosting their club championships.

It’s Club Championship Week at Dalton Ranch Golf Club and Hillcrest Golf Club.

The Dalton Ranch Golf Club Junior Club Championship was held Tuesday, while the DRGC Men’s Club Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday with a field estimated at 80 players.

The Ska Brewing-Hillcrest Men’s and Women’s Club Championships also will be held Saturday and Sunday with an estimated minimum prize purse of $1,000. The Hillcrest events also count toward the season-ending Todd Sieger Shootout on Oct. 6.

After the dust settles from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge – the cyclists will be pedaling from Gunnison to Aspen by the time you read the Clubhouse Porch next week – I will have results from all four events for you next week.

Hillcrest Golf Club

Dudley Engle Golf Tournament, Aug. 4.

1. Emily Robertson.

Farthest from the hole: Joan Lee (No. 15).

Closest to the pin: Zorena Anderson (No. 5).

Closest to Dudley’s Tree: Dorothy Child (No. 10).

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The Hillcrest Adult/Junior, Aug. 5.

Best Ball Flight

1. Ron and Kevin Cornett, 62

T2. Michael and Eric Walker, Doug and Bo Ward, 64.

Scramble Flight

1. Bob and Calan Barnhardt, 67.

2. Toby and Taylor Lirot, 74.

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The Durango Dermatology Skins Game, Aug. 11.

1. Vince Mirabel, Art Gallegos, Don Silva and Jack Duran, 125.

2. Michael Amato, Jerry Thomas, Gary Meredith and Steve Woolverton, 127.

3. Terrell Strauss, Scott Shewmake, Fred Gillespie and Jo Warfield, 130.

T4. Jim Howell, Bob Herkenhoff, John Ball and Dan Ruff; Justin Lyons, Gavin Lyons, Bob Barnhardt and David Gore, 131.

T6. Mick McDermott, Toby Lirot, Steve Pease and Russ Pool; Ray Sigwart, Tom Hanna, Bryan Schlichter and Kirk Rawles, 133.

Twenty skins were won over the course of the tournament, garnering a grand total of $618 among 36 golfers.

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The Hillcrest Women’s Golf Association Scramble, Aug. 7.

T1. Aimee Fladt, Debi Marti, Donna Aubrey and Doreen Thorne; Jan Smith and Linda Allenbaugh, 35.

2. Ann Emigh, Marna Burnett and Lynn Tingley, 36.

I wanted to get in an early plug for the third annual Durango and Farmington Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held Sept. 22 at the Glacier Club, north of Durango. The four-person scramble format will cost $150 per player, which includes greens fee, cart, a full lunch after golf, prizes and a donation to the Lions Club. With the fall colors changing around this event, the golfing should be spectacular. Call Dave Peters at799.7652 for sign-up information.

Dave Bray has been covering the local golf scene for 31 years. He can be reached at dbray3751@gmail.com.