Grays Harbor County Club’s Gretchen Klein and Patty Sundstrom successfully defended their Harbor Annual Best Ball Invitational Tournament title on Thursday at GHCC.
Klein and Sundstrom edged out Newaukum Valley’s Debbie Everley-Dorie Pannette for the overall low gross title at 77. Everley-Pannette, who finished second to Klein-Sundstrom last year, claimed the Division I first gross title at 78.
“We ‘ham ‘n’ egged’ it today,” Klein, who helped run the tournament, said. “We carried each other pretty well. When one of us got into trouble, the other one bailed them out.”
The tournament win is Klein’s fifth career mark and Sundstrom’s fourth career mark.
GHCC’s Kathy Parker and Highland Golf Course’s Melanie Bickar needed one extra playoff hole to claim the overall low net title. Parker-Bickar tied with Monica Williams and Cindy Stice, of High Cedar Golf Course in Orting, at 61 after 18 holes.
On the par-5 first hole, Stice outdrove everyone, but zigzagged her way, including one shot into the left-hand group of trees, onto the green. Bickar avoided trouble when her third shot stopped just short of the green-side sand bunker.
Parker and Williams each putted out at 8 and Stice putted out at 7 to leave Bickar with the chance to win. Prior to Stice’s final putt, Bickar putted off the green to within 3 feet of the hole and she dropped the putt for the win.
Bickar noted she was pretty nervous about the final putt and both she and Parker “ham ‘n’ egged their way through the round” as well. Williams-Stice finished as the Division I first net winners.
Here are the 2014 HABIT payout results:
Low Gross, Field: Gretchen Klein/Patty Sundstrom, 77.
Low Gross, Net: Kathy Parker/Melanie Bickar, 61 (won on first playoff hole).
Gross: Debbie Everley/Dorie Pannette, 78. Val Parker/Kardee Wilson, 88.
Net: Monica Williams/Cindy Stice, 61. Joni Chenaur/Gladys Hill, 69. Lorraine Snider/Diane Cosper, 71.
Second Shot KP: 9/18 — Cindy Stice. Straight Drive: 8/17 — Monica Williams. Long Drive: 3/12 — Cindy Stice.
Gross: Toni Stevens/Mary Lou Wicken, 93. Billie Elms/Luana Ellis, 98.
Net: Judy Johnson/Luis Wusterbarth, 66. Teri Daneker/Martha Craighead, 66. Kay Peterson/Teresa Bowie, 71. Lore Ater/Rieta Hill, 71.
Second Shot KP: 9/18 — Toni Stevens. Straight Drive: 8/17 — Lore Ater. Long Drive: 3/12 Toni Stevens.