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Taking Bolingbrook by Storm

One could say this year’s winner of the 2013 Bolingbrook Open took the fourth annual event by storm last weekend.

Laramie Storm was in second with a 72 after the first round at the Bolingbrook Country Club. The former Wyaton Hills club champ shot 73 on day 2 to win by 8 strokes.

“I think due to some of the gusty winds and pin positions made for a challenging final day,” Storm said. “I hit the ball well for the whole weekend but four three putts and a costly nine iron on day two cost me a few strokes.”

With the win, Storm will play in the Chicago District Golf Association Mid-Am this week at the Flosmoor Country Club.

“I wanted to utilize the Open as warm-up for that Mid-Am Championship. Hopefully, I can continue the quality ball striking and roll in a few more putts,” Storm said.

Holes-in-one: Elmer Schorwang is not acting his age on the golf course these days. The 81-year-old golfer from Peru aced the No. 7 hole at Spring Creek Golf Course Aug. 12 using his 7 iron.

Andy Roliardi of Chicago aced the 173-yard, No. 9 hole at Spring Creek on Aug. 13 with his 7 iron. It was witnessed by Joe Roliardi of Peru.

BCUW’s scramble: The Bureau County United Way’s 10th annual golf scramble will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. Registration forms are available at most area golf courses or by email request to You can also register by sending a check with the name of golfer or golfers to the United Way, P.O. Box 308, Princeton, IL 61356. Single golfers are welcome. The registration deadline is Sept. 20.

Proceeds from this event will be used to help fund 15 local non-for profit health and human service agencies that serve those in need locally. The cost is $65 per golfer or $260 per foursome and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and dinner by Kramer’s Kitchen.

For more information or to register, contact the Bureau County United Way office at 815-872-0821.

Hidden Lake roundup: The final 18 holes of the Hidden Lake Ladies flight tournament will be played Sunday. There is two more weeks of teams and skins, with the last league play on Sept. 11.  Closing dinner is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Chip shots: The PHS Booster Club Tiger Classic Golf Outing will be held Saturday at Chapel Hill. Call Mike Taylor at 815-872-0914 to golf. ... The fourth annual Doug Hoffman Memorial Golf Outing will be held today, Saturday, at Hidden Lake. It is held to celebrate the life of Doug Hoffman, who passed away from cancer on June 24, 2009. All proceeds will benefit Spring Valley Hospice. Donations are accepted.

Register by calling Steve at 815-712-2910 or Connie at 815-303-8088.

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