Walla Walla duo among Couples Chapman winners

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WALLA WALLA — Twosomes from Walla Walla and Umatilla, Ore., came away with the top prizes late Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the annual Couples Chapman golf tournament at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Walla Wallans Bob Green and Theresa Kinsfather teamed up to claim low-net honors for the field with a 36-hole score of 122. They finished one shot in front of Ric and Cheryl Henry of Longview, Wash., and two up on Perry and Terri Camp of Walla Walla.

The overall gross championship went to Michael and Jennifer Putnam of Umatilla, who finished at 148, just four shots over par for two trips around the par-72 country club layout. The Walla Walla duo of Ronnie Smith and Dona Dunovant finished two strokes off the pace at an even 150.

Smith and Dunovant claimed the first-flight gross championship by a three-stroke margin over Larry and Kathy Mauer of Walla Walla.

Second-flight gross honors went to Al Deichsel and Ellie Lathrop of Longview, Wash., who shot 161 and finished three strokes ahead of Darrell Hunt and Maureen McFaddin of Seattle. Raleigh and Karin Andrews of Gig Harbor, Wash., took gross in the third flight with a score of 168, which was five shots better than Rudy and Jane Lederer of Rancho Mirage, Calif., who were alone in second at 173.

The Camps claimed top net honors in the first flight with their score of 124. They finished five shots in front of Mike and Theresa Rucsico of Rathdrum, Idaho, who shot 129.

Randy Heriot and Cindy Darracott of Rainier, Wash., teamed up for a 131 to pace the second flight’s handicap scoring.

And in the third net flight, Ric and Cheryl Henry of Longview, Wash., ran away with honors with their 123 total.

Couples Chapman

Weekend Results

At Walla Walla Country Club

Field Champions

LOW GROSS — Michael-Jennifer Putnam, Umatilla, 148.

LOW NET — Bob Green-Theresa Kinsfather, Walla Walla, 122.

First Flight

GROSS — 1, Ronnie Smith-Donna Dunovant, Walla Walla, 150; 2, Larry-Kathy Mauer, Walla Walla, 153; 3, Chad-Lindsay Keller, Clarkston, 155.

NET — 1, Perry-Terri Camp, Walla Walla, 124; 2, Mike-Theresa Rucsico, Rathdrum, Idaho, 129; Scott-Kathy Chapman, Tumwater, Wash., 130; Tim-Kris Adams, Rancho Mirage, Calif., 132; 5, Mark Hash-Lnda Tungsvik, Federal Way, Wash., 135.

LAP PRIZE — Kent-Carlo Salo, Bainbridge Island, Wash., 12 strokes.

Second Flight

GROSS — 1, Al Deichsel-Ellie Lathrop, Longview, Wash., 1161; 2, Darrell Hunt-Maureen McFaddin, Seattle, 164; 3, Marty-Betty Schram, Woodland, Wash., 167.

NET — 1, Randy Heriot-Cindy Darracott, Rainier, Wash., 131; 2, Dave-Barb Sloan, Vancouver, Wash., 134; 3, Rob-Sandi Gunn, Sequim, Wash., 135; 4, Richard-Carolyn Coller, Spokane, 137; 5, Stan-Patti Smith, Longview, Wash., 138.

LAP PRIZE — Dennis-Gayle Lipke, Tacoma, Wash., and Bob-Sharon Garbarino, Rancho Mirage, Calif., 7 strokes each.

Third Flight

GROSS — 1, Raleigh-Karin Andrews, Gig Harbor, Wash., 168; 2, Rudy-Jane Lederer, Rancho Mirage, Calif., 173; 3, Vinny-Kathy Scalesse, Longview, Wash., 176.

NET — 1, Ric-Cheryl Henry, Longview, Wash., 123; 2, Troy-Erika Oberg, Gig Harbor, Wash., 134; 3, Scott-Christine Studley, Longview, Wash., 135; 4, Robert-Naomi Fulgham, Walla Walla, 137; 5, Paul-Patti Hart, Sunnyside, Wash., 138.

LAP PRIZE — Steve-Donelli Nieman, Brush Prairie, Wash., 12 strokes.

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