Utah Winterchamps: Final Results
21 Mar 2010
see also: Utah Winterchamps Golf Tournament, Sky Mountain Golf Course


ST GEORGE, UT (March 21, 2010)--Brandon Kida, a junior at Layton High School, blew away the field with a final round of 50 Stableford points to win the UGA Winterchamps title by five points over Joe Parkinson Sunday at Bloomington Country Club. Kida’s 50 point tally was one point shy of the tournament’s single round scoring record set last year by Nick Killpack’s round of 51 points, also at Bloomington Country Club.

Kida’s total score of 35-50-85 has been exceeded only four times in the history of the tournament, twice by Nick Killpack, and once by Gipper Finau and Marty Jacks.

In the other divisions Bill Probst won the senior title and Sue Nyhus won the women’s division, both winning by comfortable margins. It was their first ever Winterchamps titles.

Probst’s score of 41-44-85 was the second best score in tournament history for the seniors. His score was one point shy of the record set in 2005 by Mike Hacker’s rounds of 42-44-86.

Probst and Hacker were tied going into Sunday’s final round and Probst pulled away for a comfortable four- point victory margin.

Hacker finished tied for second with Bevan Killpack. Hacker shot 41-40 while Killpack shot 40-41. Killpack’s performance moved him into the upper tier of top senior golfers in Utah. His solid play and high finish came in a field that consisted of almost all of the top senior golfers in Utah. He lives in St. George and doesn’t make it to many of the UGA senior events, but this strong showing may give him the incentive to compete in more of the upstate tournaments.

Nyhus’s victory in the women’s division was her first tournament since resigning as coach of the BYU women’s golf team and may be an indication that her focus on golf will return to her own play rather than the play of her team. She shot 40-34-74 to win the title by four shots over young Sirene Blair, who won the tournament last year at the age of 14.

Karen Killpack led after the first day with a 42, but fell off the second day with a 22 and had to settle for fourth place.

Men’s Championship
Back Tees
Top Ten Places
85- Brandon Kida, 35-50
80- Joe Parkinson, 35-45
78- Brady Machin, 39-39
77- Stu Gold, 42-35; Jared Overton, 35-42
76- Jonathan Oettli, 42-34
75- John Busby, 33-42; Kirk Siddens, 36-39
72- Zack Fisher, 36-36; Robert McRae, 33-39

Men’s First Flight
Back Tees
Top Five Places
75- Taylor Morgan, 35-40
72- Brady Boman, 33-39
71- Kellen Esquibel, 38-32
70- Chris Dahlberg, 38-32
70- Luke Morgan, 32-38

Men’s Second Flight
Back Tees
Top Five Places
68- Shay Conder, 33-35
66- Daniel Christensen, 28-38; Steven Warnick, 31-35
64- Russ Haslam, 34-30
62- Mike Keetch, 28-34

Men’s Third Flight
69- Mitch Wood, 35-34
67- Tyler Turnbeaugh, 30-37
65- Brad Maples, 26-39
61- Bret Hancock, 30-31
59- Sherman Mattson, 25-34

Men’s Fourth Flight
82- Russ Kakala, 39-43
74- Matt Silva, 36-38

Senior Championship
85- Bill Probst, 41-44
81- Mike Hacker, 41-40; Bevan Killpack, 40-41
77- Steve Poulson, 40-47
76- Todd Barker, 39-37
75- Rob Bachman, 38-37; David Cannon, 38-37; Kevin Pyle, 41-34
72- Kurt Bernhisel, 35-37
71- Rick Bodell, 39-32
70- Dick Peacock, 40-30

Senior First Flight
69- Rick Lucas, 35-34
68- Allen Thomas, 39-29
67- Lester Perry, 39-28
64- Eric Anderson, 38-26; Cory Buckway, 39-25

Senior Second Flight
65- Jeff Neeley, 36-29
63- Curtis Nygren, 33-30
58- Keven Crowley, 26-32
55- Tom Murray, 26-29
54- Robert Chambers, 27-27

Senior Third Flight
98- Dave Hunt, 48-50
96- Larry Larsen, 47-49; Keith McDonald, 41-55
94- Ken Tueller, 54-40
92- Gary Thomason, 53-39

Women’s Championship
74- Sue Nyhus, 40-34
70- Sirene Blair, 36-34
67- Tara Green, 37-30
64- Karen Killpack, 42-22
63- Annette Gaiotti, 30-33

Women’s First Flight
95- Suzanne Conner, 54-41
79- Sarah Folks, 34-45
78- Kasie Kveset, 51-27

Senior Women’s Championship
63- Annette Gaiotti, 30-33
44- Marie Bambo, 26-18; Lauren Keller, 27-27

Senior Women’s First Flight
85- Sally Milbank, 42-43
81- Anita Cohne, 37-44
78- Kimmie McCann, 42-36

ABOUT THE Utah Winterchamps

One of the largest tournaments in the Utah, with a field size of 250 players

Flight Information: The field will be broken into flights as determined using the Handicap Index as of March 1st. Flights will be exclusively gross or net, this info will be sent in the pre-tournament email. Handicaps for the event will be calculated from the March 1 revision.

Eligibility: Winterchamps is open to all UGA members 18 years of age and older. Junior players with Handicap Indexes 9.9 or better will also be eligible to play. Senior players (50+) and Super Seniors (65+) need to be the respective age or older by the first day of competition.

Format: 36 hole stroke play using a modified stableford format. Scoring will be as follows:

Double Bogey or worse - 0 points
Bogey - 1 point
Par - 2 points
Birdie - 4 points
Eagle - 6 points
Double Eagle - 8 points

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