by nathan oster
Scott and Michael McColloch finished four shots ahead of their closest pursuers, the team of Dave Walton and Shawn Roods, to win the more prestigious net title in last weekend’s Security State Bank Invitational at Midway Golf Club.
The McCollochs finished with a two-day net score of 121, following rounds of 61 and 61.
The Walton-Roods team came in at 125, with scores of 63 and 62.
Finishing in third place was the team of Marti Storiem and Tom Zierolf with a 126 (59-67).
Rounding out the top four was the team of Carl Olson and Shawn DeVries, who shot a 130 (69-61).
In the “gross” scoring, which does not factor in players’ handicap golfers, the duo of Jeff Vail and Chris Bundren were runaway winners. They came in with a gross score of 130 (63-60), 11 shots better than the Storeim-Zierolf team and 12 better than the McColloch-McColloch pairing. Because each of those teams were winners on the “net” side, the tournament awarded second to the team of Thayer Crouse and Doug Crouse, who shot a 144 (71-73).
Twenty-four teams participated in the tournament, which used a best-ball format.
In Saturday evening’s derby, the top seven local golfers, based upon scores in Friday’s practice round, were paired with the top seven out-of-town golfers. The Bundren-Zierolf team took first place, followed by Thayer Crouse and Walton in second and Aaron Grosch and Gary Pangburn in third.
“I think everybody had fun,” said Jim Core, the tournament director.
The next big event on the local golf calendar is the Midway Open, which is Aug. 10-11.