The 15th annual Devil's Thumb Ladies Classic, sponsored by Alpine Bank, was played last weekend, Aug. 1-2. Eighty-six contestants, from as far away as California, took place in the two-day tournament at Devil's Thumb Golf Club in Delta.
Players were divided into four flights with payouts going to each flight's top four gross and net winners.
In First Flight competition, the top four gross scores went to Pam Buerger and Tami French (155), Kelly Hall and Vicki Riley (156), Katy Brink and Peggy Brink (161) and Karen Foster and Stephanie Jaquez (167). The top four net scores belonged to Patsy Ochs and Tami Smith (119), Sherri Sparrow and Tammy Fesmire (124), Marge Fleming and Rose Bunning (124) and Dona Rousse and Kim Jones (133).
Second Flight's top four gross winners included Tillie Gutierrez and Deborah Badsgard (166), Kathy Anderson and Connie Jack (170), Dorothy Walker and Valerie Laroche (170) and Rita Currey and Vickie Marietta (171). Net winners included Keri Kock and Janice Kollath (127), Mary Bartz and Dorsey Ewing (129), Joanie Brown and Kathi Miller (132) and Betsey Frazier and Terry Roberts 134).
In Third Flight competition, Vicki Ripp and Cindy Lonis earned the top gross score with their 174. Patricia Perry and Janet Isham placed second with a 185. Third place belonged to Chris Sterton and Patti Vanlandingham (191) with Bunny Ambrose and Sandra Schnitzer scoring a 192 for fourth place. Net winners in the flight belonged to Susan Schmidt-Farmer and Boni Rust (129), Brenda Burke and Barbara Markley (135), Michelle Marquardt and Peg Toft (140) and Dolli Garrison and Jani Knapp (145).
The tournament's Fourth Flight gross winners were Barb Thurman and Nancy Cole (189), Jinx Richards and Tracy Brown (195), Patty Wilson and Karen Locke (195) and Bev Burke and Nancy Stevens (198). The top four net winners included Sandra Davis and Tracee Lanier (128), Jeannie Pippin and Jo Rosenquist (132), Becky Brown and Archie Wethington (131) and Helen Jurca and Gayle Butler (138).
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.