Utah golfers win Security Bank Invitational

by nathan oster

Jordan Lee and Dan Johnson of Salt Lake City topped 30 other teams to win the net title at last weekend’s Security Bank Invitational at Midway Golf Course.

Lee and Johnson finished the two days of competition with a net score of 123 (59 on Saturday, 64 on Sunday), one shot better than the team of Curt Massey of Worland and Dave Williamson of Greybull who carded a 124 (62-62).

Aaron Grosch and Andrew Anderson, both of Worland, were third with a 125 (60-65), followed in fourth by the Basin duo of Carl Olson and Ryan Baumeister (61-64).

Mike Larchick of Basin and Brent Walk of Mountain View rounded out the top five with a 126 (63-63).  They won a score card playoff with Bob Fink of Greybull and Chuck Hopkin of Basin, who also shot a 126 (65-61).

The course also recognized the two teams with the lowest gross score.  Jeff Vail and Bryan Barthelmess, both of Worland, ran away with that title, carding a 135 (68-67).  In second was Grosch-Anderson pairing, with a 141 (69-72).

Thirty one teams participated in this year’s tournament, which was hosted by Security State Bank.

Golfers also walked away with some nice pin prizes, which were handed out for, among other things, being closest to the pin on the short par threes and ripping the longest drives on certain holes.

The tournament also featured a derby, in which local golfers were paired with out-of-towners.  Jeff Vail and Mike Yeager won the derby.  Michael McColloch and Anderson were second, followed in third by Hopkin and Ryan Tobin.