Lightning cuts glo ball short PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:31

Special to the Leader & Times

Yucca Ridge Golf Club hosted its eighth annual ‘GloBall’ night golf tournament Saturday. Fourteen teams competed in the two-person scramble format on a hot, blustery day.

The GloBall format is nine holes played in the daytime and nine holes played at night with glowing golf balls. Dinner was served in between while the course was set up, and the sun goes down.

About three holes into the night golf tough weather also moved in causing a break. Lightning and high winds followed by rain forced players off the course. Players waited out the weather in the clubhouse as some rain, hail, and high winds pounded the roof.

After the storm let up most players went out for a second try.  Once again, after a couple more holes of play, heavy rain set in and made the course unplayable for the night.

“It’s disappointing to have a storm come up this quickly,” Superintendent Trent Kitch said. “We all thought it was going to go north.”

Finishing in fifth place in the daytime ‘competitive’ round was the couple of Travis and Olivia Rhine shooting a three over par 38. Teams finishing in a tie for third place were the couple of Mark and Renee Harrelson and Lane and Ricky Sherer shooting 37.

For first place in the 2014 Yucca Ridge GloBall two teams also finished in a tie. The teams of Tyler Brungardt and Trent Winchester and Kyle Weber and Josh Castillo both shot a 1 under par 34 for their rounds.

“Players had fun, and I’ll certainly take the rain,” Kitch said.  “I just wished it could have held off for about two more hours.”

The next tournament at Yucca Ridge is the ‘Mulley’ July 26. For information about this tournament or golf at Yucca Ridge you can call 482-0243 or 624-GOLF.

 

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