Teams take best shots at Buick Scramble

Eleven teams took to the fairways and greens at Haymaker Golf Course on Sunday for the 2005 Buick Scramble golf tournament.

The Steamboat tournament was a qualifier for the sectional round, which will be played Aug. 17 at Riverdale Dunes Golf Course in Thornton. That tournament will feature 50 teams from Colorado and Wyoming playing for the chance to compete in the national Buick Scramble Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., later this year.

"This is a great tournament," Haymaker assistant Tim Fuhrer said. "It's a fun format, and it gives these teams something to shoot for."

The Buick Scramble uses a four-person scramble format for the qualifying round. Fuhrer will join the winning team from Steamboat for the next round in Thornton, which will be a five-person, pro-am format.

That team will include Anne Mayberry, Paula Stephenson, Dave Thiemann and Reed Stephenson. Those golfers combined to shoot a net score of 57 to win the Steamboat qualifying event.

Randy Nelson, Bruce Guet--tich, Michael Turner and Russell Savage were second at 58.

The team of Danny Arm--strong, Tom Armstrong, Chuck Sanford and Dennis Glackin tied the team of Mick Peotrowski, Craig Seits, Daryl Levin and Eric Vanderbloemen for third with a score of 59.

In the scramble format, all golfers hit tee shots, and players from each team hit their second shots from the spot of their team's best tee shot. The process continues until the ball is holed.

Mayberry had the longest drive on No. 9, and Hugh Scott was closest to the pin on No. 16. Both golfers earned Buick golf bags for their efforts.

Golfers also had an opportunity to win a 2005 Buick LaCrosse for netting a hole-in-one on No. 5.

Fuhrer said the course was in great shape thanks to the hard work of maintenance crews. Victory Motors supported the event.

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