Security tournament attracts 12 teams

Chalk one up for the ladies.

This year’s Security Invitational attracted 12, three-person teams to Midway Golf Course, but when all the shots were counted on Sunday afternoon, it was the one with two women on it that was celebrating the most.

Kelly Williamson, her daughter Melissa (Good) Baker and Carl Tashima claimed this year’s net title, finishing the two-day tournament with a 254 after rounds of 126 on Saturday and 128 on Sunday.

Doug Crouse, Thayer Crouse and Joe Martin finished second with a net score of 265 (136-129).

The team that placed third in the net scoring, the trio of Chris Bundren, Mike Bundren and Jeremy McKamey, also won the gross, finishing with a 286 (140-146).  With handicaps factored in, their net scores of 131-139 totaled a 270.

With them winning the gross and the prize money tied to it, the tournament awarded third in the net competition to the trio of Bob Fink, Chuck Hopkin and Terry Hopkin, who shot a 271 (135-136).

While the turnout was down slightly, organizer Jim Core said it was still an enjoyable weekend.  Golfers, including some from as far away as Texas, Arizona and Utah, enjoyed a prime rib dinner Friday night, two solid days of tournament golf and a derby late Saturday afternoon.

In it, the top seven in-town golfers were paired with the top seven out-of-town golfers to form two-man teams.  After each hole, a team was eliminated.  The winning team consisted of Tashima and Martin.  Joe Holloway and Jeremy McKamey placed second.  Thayer Crouse and Carl Olson took third.

by nathan oster