Golfers tee off for local scholarships

by nathan oster

With 72 golfers teeing off to raise money for local scholarships, the Linda Madden Memorial Tournament was a success before any of the competitors even pulled the putters from their golf bags.

Held on the Fourth of July at Midway Golf Course, the tournament featured 18, four-person teams bidding for bragging rights.

“While the play was a little slow due to the number of golfers, it was a tremendous success,” according to Eddie Johnson.

The foursome of Loren and Naomi Niemitalo and Al and Irene Madden claimed the team title.

Finishing second was the team of Carl Olson, Carmen Olson, Katrina  Olson and Burhl (last name unavailable).

In third was the team of Dave and Kelly Williamson, Carl and Sterling (last names unavailable).

Johnson said the Madden family appreciated the golfers, sponsors who provided prizes and the crew at Midway for a job well done.

This year’s winners of the Linda Madden Memorial scholarship were Logan Phillips of Riverside High School and Holly Huber and Sarah Bockman of Greybull High School.

“I have played in this tournament for six years now and it seems to grow bigger each year,” said Johnson. “The golfers all realize that the proceeds go to a very worthy cause and enjoy themselves regardless of the scores.

“The Madden family does a great job of putting the tournament on and Midway Golf Club appreciates the work they do to make this tournament a success.  It is an annual Fourth of July event, so mark your calendars now and come on out next year and join in the festivities and support the scholarship fund.”