Lions Club wins playoff to slip into title match
The St. Helens Mens Club Summer league is down to two teams playing for the championship, and two more playing off for third place.
Shank-o-Potamuses beat Paulson Printing to secure the Monday Night berth, 5.5-2.5, while the Lions Club downed Capt. Morgans on the Rocks in a playoff on Tuesday. The Lions Club and Capt. Morgans were tied 4-4 at the end of regulation. Jeff Timmons beat Tom Schwab on the first playoff hole to make the finals. Shank-o-Potamuses and the Lions Club play for the title this coming Monday.
In the Monday Division Shank-o-Potamuses Bob Fancher shot an even par 36, eclipsing a solid way-under-handicap 42 of Randy May.
Fanchers team includes Gary Wight, David Wight, and Bob Grams. Paulson includes May, Ken Stansbury, Jimmy May, and John Burrus.
The Lions Club team is made up of Timmons, Mike McCoy, Jerry Belcher, Jimmy Jeffrey, and frequent sub Larry Tolleshaug. Capt. Morgans includes Schwab, Brandon Scheuermann, Marcus Gagnier, and Al Adams.
Paulson and Capt. Morgans will play the same night for third and fourth.
The previous week, all eight remaining teams in the golf league playoffs were tied at the end of a regulation nine holes, and each match had to go to an extra hole to break the deadlock.
All the teams that past week finished with four points apiece. Golfers get a point for match play and a point for handicapped stroke play.
On Monday night, Paulson Printing paired off with Market Fresh, while The Mower Shed and Shank-o-Potamuses played. To break the ties Jimmy May beat Jeremy Stockton on the first playoff hole to advance Paulson Printing and Gary Wight beat Neil Sheppeard on the first hole to move the Shank-o-Potamuses into the division finals.
On Tuesday Night, the No. 1 seed Lions Club had to go into a playoff against Pastime Tavern to advance. Jimmy Jeffrey of the Lions Club beat Dale Sisco for the finals berth. Captain Morgans on the Rocks topped Johnnys Tavern also in a playoff. Brandon Scheuermann won his match on the first hole to propel Capt. Morgan into the division finals.
The club championship for individuals is slated for Aug. 24-25, 18 holes each day. The first tee-off time is 8 a.m. on the No. 1 hole. There is no shotgun start. Sign-ups can be made on the phone by calling the Wildwood Golf Course or in person at the golf course.
Barbara Bullis Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2013 annual Barbara Bullis Memorial Golf Tournament, put on by the Columbia County Rotary, will be held Monday, Sept. 9 at the Wildwood Golf Course.
The tournament is a 4-person scramble (shotgun start) to benefit the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.
The tournament is $320 per team (includes two carts and lunch). Individual registration is $90 and players will be assigned to a team. Several special prizes will be awarded and there will be a raffle.