Golfers closer to Buick berth |

Golfers closer to Buick berth

Daily Staff Writer

Taking the first step toward The National Buick Scramble, to be held in Orlando, Fla., this fall, local golfers competed in a qualifying tournament Wednesday at the Breckenridge Golf Club.Top golfers at this week’s competition will move on to next month’s regional qualifier at Riverdale Dunes in Brighton. The top net and gross teams at the regional tournament will play at the national finals in Florida.Of the 17 teams that competed in rainy and overcast weather conditions at Breck on Wednesday, the squad of Scott Mitchell, Ed Noordwier, Dennis Johnson and Don Nilsson advanced in the gross division with a total score of 59. In the net score division, with a score of 55, the winning team was Peter Davis, Eric Franzen, Ryan Greff and Nick Doran.Local female golfers also competed this week, playing on Tuesday in a Ladies Club four-person scramble, also at the Breckenridge Golf Club.In the women’s event, two teams tied for first place with a score of 57. The team of JoAnne Cudahy, Dee Dice, Marilyn Sullivan and Libby Richey tied with Anita Bullington, Darby Hartman, Kay Sandridge and Mary Grace McAllister.Future events at the Breck Golf Club include a junior stroke play competition on Thursday, as well as a parent/child event on July 11. Interested golfers for future tournaments can register by calling the BGC pro shop at (970) 453-9104. – Daily News staff report

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