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Club champs crowned at Wyaton Hills, Indian Hills

Cory Bickett shot a hole-in-one on July 31 at Wyaton Hills, acing the No. 7 hole. It was witnessed by Troy Torri, Dick Marshall and Scott Cumpton.
Cory Bickett shot a hole-in-one on July 31 at Wyaton Hills, acing the No. 7 hole. It was witnessed by Troy Torri, Dick Marshall and Scott Cumpton.

Familiar faces have claimed club championships at Indian Hills and Wyaton Hills and golf courses.

Kenney Jones won his seventh club championship at Indian Hills in Tiskilwa, carding a 36-hole total of 144. Also for the men, Cory Warner (169) won A Flight and Dave Royce (184) won B Flight.

The women had a two-hole sudden death playoff between Trudi Colby and Janice Bickett, with Trudi Colby being the victor with a 203.

Michelle Coble won for the third championship in four years at Wyaton Hills. Denny Miller won for the first time.

Carol Towne was the women’s runner-up. Nita Wyatt won A Flight with Mary Stander taking second, Nancy Pierson won B Flight with Karen Towns second, Nancy Bland won C Flight with Sue Garvin second and Millie Dean won D Flight with Dorothy Oaks second.

Up and coming golfer Colby Robbins, a PHS freshmen golfer, won the A flight with Gary Miller taking second. Top golfers for B Flight were Carl Prokes and Jeff Stocking. John Garvin won the senior division with Gary Patterson taking second with Fred Kimberley and Mick Towns the top two golfers in the Super Senior class.

Hole-in-one: Dan Truckenbrod of Paw Paw shot a hole-in-one at Spring Creek Thursday, acing the 170-yard No. 3 hole with an 8 iron. It was witnessed by Marty Zemanek of Granville.

Heitman Memorial: The second annual Captain Thomas J. Heitmann Memorial Golf Outing will take place Sept. 14 at Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for the 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Cost is $70 per person which includes green fees, a cart, and dinner. There will be cash prizes, raffles, a 50/50 give-a-way, an auction and a silent auction along with special golfing promotions such as the longest drive, closest to the pin and other games of skill and chance.

The purpose of the golf outing is to raise funds for the Thomas J. Heitmann Memorial Fund, money raised by Thomas’ family and friends, to help fulfill Capt. Heitmann’s dream of providing a new running track facility at St. Bede, and even more importantly, providing scholarships for students in the ROTC program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, St. Bede Academy and for children of fallen Marines. Capt. Heitmann was killed in an AH-1W Cobra helicopter training flight in 2011.

You can register online at www.capttjhmemorial.com or you may request more information or register by calling Tom or Mary Heitmann at 815-539-6028. You may register a foursome or register individually and be assigned to a foursome. Registrations for the golf outing will be taken up until the day of the event.

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 bcunitedway@ivnet.com. 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. 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, contact the Bureau County United Way office at 815-872-0821.

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