PMC putts to another super tournament

13_golf-875MEN’S WINNERS  — From the left, the men’s champs at the PMC tourney were: Rylan Hanson, Mark Jones, Kyle Kavanagh, and Dustin Erickson. They won their division by two strokes with a 65. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler

Saturday was just one more fine day on the golf course as 10 teams were out for a four-person, Pondera Medical Center, scramble  to help raise funds for hospital equipment.

In the men’s division, the team of Mark Jones, Kyle Kavanagh, Dustin Erickson and Rylan Hanson held on and managed to put together a round of 65 for the tournament, which played out to a par 72- 6,277 yards.

That score was good enough to edge out the team of Tom Billings, Paul Stenerson, Buck Traxler and Andy Vandolah who fashioned a round of 67.

In the mixed division, the squad of Dr. Jay Taylor, Monica Taylor, Dr. John Taylor and Todd, the Music Man, Truscott blistered the course with a neat round of 60, 12 under par.


Five shots back (65) were the team of Jerry, Myrna and Mike Christensen and Deb Bishop.


The team of Larry and Nikki Schriver and Bob and Marcia Litchfield came in with a round of 68.

The other five teams competing were: Cindie Vandenberg, Duane Gjesdal, Bryce Vandenberg and Casey McDermott; Keith and Colleen Widhalm and Roy and Kay Weikum; Mark and Michelle Ghekierre and Tracy Mullaney and Dennis Hicks; The team of Rick and Karen Czech and Gord and Kathy Heikens came up from Great Falls to participate; and Rock and Jeanne, Rhyan and Barb LaSorte.

Hole prizes for the women went like this: Long drive fairway Taylor, hole number one; Closest to the Bullwinkle bush, Litchfield- hole number three; Shortest drive, Ghekiere, hole number four, and long putt, Christensen, hole number five.

For the men, J. Taylor smoked the long drive on hole number one; closest to going OB without going out at number four was Hicks; Jones canned the long putt at the fifth hole and Kavanagh belted the short drive at hole number eight.

The teams of Traxler and Truscott each had a deuce.

There were prizes for everyone who participated in the tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the purchase of a steam table for the PMC-ECU residents or a raised garden table for the ECU residents to grow and raise flowers.

There was no women’s division this year.

The hospital cooking crew provided three meals, capped by a steak dinner.

The PMC tournament was just one of a variety of events that went on in Conrad over the weekend, giving just about everyone something to do or view.