Barhardt, Robbins represent future

It was a big week for young and seasoned golfers alike at Dalton Ranch Golf Club as both the Junior Club Championship and the Menís Club Championship were contested.

Cameron Barnhardt was crowned boys champion, while Maddie Jo Robbins was the girls junior club champion. Remember these names as they are the future of local golf in Durango.

Junior Club Championship

Boys 14-17 Flight

1. Cameron Barnhardt, 92.

2. Vayle Townsend, 110.

Boys 10-13 Flight (9 holes)

1. Lance Townsend, 52.

2. Lucas Robbins, 53.

Girls 10-13 Flight (9 holes)

1. Maddie Jo Robbins, 75.

2. Quinn Griswold, 79.

Juniors 6-9 Flight

1. Anthony Flint, 46. (Flint beat Barnhardt in a sudden-death playoff.)

2. Calan Barnhardt, 46.

3. Ryan Johnson, 62.

Menís Club Championship

Durango High School alumnus and first-year Fort Lewis College golfer Morgan Miller was crowned the menís club champion, while Mark Sword was the low net champ at Dalton Ranch.

Championship Flight

1. Morgan Miller, gross champion, 147 (2 days, 36 holes).

T2. Bob Barnhardt, 156.

T2. Ryan Siggins, 156.

1. Ricky Rathjen, 146.

2. John Hansen, 147.

T3. Jim Hollingsworth, 151.

T3. John Ogorzalek, 151.

First Flight

1. Ken Flint, low gross, 166.

2. Jeff Thulson, 174.

T3. John Simms, 176.

T3. Dave Ganevsky, 176.

T1. Matt Mohi, low net, 154.

T1. Randy Egner , 154.

3. Zac Stewart, 158.

Second Flight

1. Mark Sword, low gross, 166 (net champion, 144).

2. Jon Lupia, 176.

T1. Mike Kane, low net, 147.

T1. Wally Bryniarski, 147.

Third Flight

1. Rodney Ems, low gross, 184.

2. Hop Lee, 186.

1. George Reynolds, low net, 155.

2. Andy Dougherty, 158.

In the first-in-embarrassment and last-in-contact department goes this author who was under the impression the Hillcrest Menís and Womenís Club Championships were going to be played last weekend.

However, because of the festive atmosphere of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Hillcrest Golf Club moved its club championships to Sept. 29-30.

This gives me a good excuse to extend my weekly column to its finale Oct. 3.

Cyclists descended on Durango Ė and, in particular, Fort Lewis College Ė to launch the seven-day stage race from Durango to Denver. FLCís parking lots were bike-mechanic central for the 16 pro cycling teams in attendance.

Looking down the road, the 38th annual First National Bank 1-2-3-4 Person Best Ball tournament will be held Sept. 8 at Hillcrest, followed by the Louisaís Movie House and Electronics Fall Classic 2-Person Best Ball on Sept. 15-16.

Closer to our current date, the Ladies Team Play will tee off Thursday at Hillcrest, while a Couples Las Vegas Scramble will be held Saturday at Pinon Hills in Farmington.

The Hideout Golf Club will host its Seniors Championship on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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