Golfers tee it up for scholarship money

by nathan oster

The 11th Annual Linda Madden Memorial golf tournament was held Wednesday, July 4 at Midway Golf Course.

This tournament is held annually on the Fourth and monies generated from this tournament support scholarships for local students.  The fund has been built up over the past 11 years and now supports 3 scholarships. This year’s scholarship recipients were Levi Kelly of Greybull and Hannah Hoffman and Spencer Kestner, both of Basin.

“This year’s tournament was the largest so far; we had 16 teams consisting of four members each for 64 golfers,” said Al Madden.  “We would like to express our appreciation to Midway Golf Course for its help in getting the course ready to play and all the sponsors that donated prizes and all the golfers that showed up to help support the scholarship fund.”

The tournament was a four-man scramble, with each team counting its best score per hole.

The foursome of Carl and Carmen Olson, Bob Fink and Chuck Hopkin took first, followed in second by Al and Irene Madden, Loren and Naomi Niemitalo.

Aubrey Owen, Travis Tigner, Greg Tharp and Matt Walker took third.

In fourth was the team of Spencer Kestner, Lonnie Koch, Ken Johnson and Eddie Johnson.

“This is a great way to spend a Fourth of July,” said Eddie Johnson, who helped run the tournament. “The funds go to a great cause, the golf course is busy and it is a good day of golf.  I would encourage all, even those who do not golf very often, to get involved. It is fun.”

The course will be busy again this weekend with the Security Invitational on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.