Larchick, McCollochs take top spot in Midway Open

by nathan oster

Midway Golf Club hosted its final major of the season over the weekend, as 11 three-man teams went gunning for a nice pot of prize money in the annual Midway Open golf tournament.

The tournament format was partitioned into two different scoring types with a Gross/Net and a Net/Net score for all golfers.

The Gross/Net winners were Mike Larchick, Scott McColloch and Michael McColloch of the Midway Golf Club.

In second place was the Powell team of West Hernandez, Wade Hernandez and Shawn Werner.

The Net/Net portion of the tournament was won by Chuck Hopkin, Bob Fink and Eddie Craft of Midway Golf Club, followed in second by the trio of Dave Williamson, Curt Massey and Kelly Michaeli.

“While the number of teams were not what we would have liked, the golfing was both challenging and rewarding,” said Eddie Johnson, one of the tournament’s organizers. “The wind on Saturday was pretty strong and challenged every golfer.  Sunday was a great day for golf as far as weather was concerned and most of the players improved on their scores.”

The tournament featured a dinner after Friday’s practice round in which the club thanked its many sponsors whose contributions keep the golf course operating.

This year the Basin City Arts Council prepared the meal.

“We appreciate the support we get from Basin and Greybull businesses and enjoy those sponsors who come to the dinner,” said Johnson.

While the “majors” are all in the books, there is still a lot of golf to be played this year at Midway.  The club championship is set for Sept. 8-9, followed one week later by the Eagles One Man Scramble.

In addition, Wednesday men’s nights will continue and information will be available soon on a night golf event coming to Midway.

In the meantime, Johnson invites golfers to come out and play a round during the week. “The course is in great shape and Will and his crew have done a tremendous job keeping it looking great,” he said.