Dunovant, Smith team up to top gross at Couples Chapman

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WALLA WALLA - Ronnie Smith and Dona Dunovant of Walla Walla teamed up for a 147 score to claim the top gross prize in the annual Walla Walla Country Club Couples Chapman golf tournament that concluded Sunday.

The Smith-Dunovant duo finished three shots in front of RJ Almanza and Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor, Wash., who totaled 150 for two trips around the par-72 country club course. The Almanza-Gardner duo claimed top honors in the first gross flight.

The tourney net championship went to Al Deichsel and Ellie Lathrop of Longview, Wash., who scored 125 and were winners by 10 strokes over no fewer that five couples who tied for second place overall in the handicap division.

Dan and Vicki Kaylor of Walla Walla and Mark Hash and Linda Tungsvik of Federal Way, Wash., matched 135 scores and shared top honors in the first flight net scoring. Bob and Sandi Gunn of Sequim, Wash., and Darrell Hunt and Maureen McFaddin of Seattle each shot 135 to tie atop the second net flight. And Bob and Susie Lucas of Longview won the third flight with a score of 135.

Second flight gross honors went to Jack and Connie Presson of the Tri-Cities, who shot a 162 score. And in the third gross flight, Ben Strickland and Danielle Sorgenfrei of Gig Harbor were the winners at 174.

Sunday's lap prizes went to John-Jamie Cimmiyotti of the Tri-Cities (first flight), Kurt Koepke-Suzanne Steel of Walla Walla and Colin-Katleen McInnes of Port Orchard, Wash., (second flight) and Tony-Vicki Winmill of Longview (third flight).

Couples Chapman

Weekend Results

At WW Country Club

LOW GROSS - Ronnie Smith-Dona Dunovant, Walla Walla, 147

LOW NET - Al Deichsel-Ellie Lathrop, Longview, Wash., 125

First Flight

GROSS - RJ Almanza-Kelly Gardner, Gig Harbor, Wash., 150; Mike-Theresa Ruscio, Federal Way, Wash., 155; Steve-Cindy Lervik, Longview, Wash., 157.

NET - Dan-Vicki Kaylor, Walla Walla, 135; Mark Hash-Linda Tungsvik, Federal Way, Wash., 135; Joe-Suzy Nelson, Tacoma, 137; Jim-Sarah Michelson, Walla Walla, 138; Larry-Kathy Mauer, Walla Walla, 138.

Second Flight

GROSS - Jack-Connie Presson, Tri-Cities, 162; Greg-Pam Fox, Gig Harbor, Wash., 165; Randy-Margaret Hair, Clarkston, 166.

NET - Bob-Sandi Gunn, Sequim, Wash., 135; Darrell Hunt-Maureen McFaddin, Seattle, 135; Roger Weiler-Heidy Weise, Walla Walla, 138; Dave-Barb Sloan, Vancouver, Wash., 140; Dick-Anita Herdener, Spokane, 140.

Third Flight

GROSS - Ben Strickland-Danielle Sorgenfrei, Gig Harbor, Wash., 174; Terry-Ann Smestead, Walla Walla, 179; Don-Steph Hamlin, Walla Walla, 180.

NET - Bob-Susie Lucas, Longview, Wash., 135; Brad-Arleen Rice, Walla Walla, 138; John-Janey McKern, Walla Walla, 139; Butch-Jerri Henry, Longview, Wash., 140; Bob-Janet Miller, Walla Walla, 141.

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