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Local golf: Watson, Edwards lead at Chicopee
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Defending Champion Derek Watson played his way to a 4-under 68 for a share of first place with Greg Edwards on the opening day of the Chicopee Woods Championship on Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

Luke James reached the halfway point one stroke back with a 3-under 69. Dave Smigelski, Walter Hope and John Parks are tied for fourth, with each shooting an even par 72.

Keith Morris leads the Blue Flight with a net 69. Mike Kishimoto and Scott Holcomb are tied for second with net 74’s.

Roger Stapp tops the White Flight 1 with a net 69. Simmie Miller and Art Krudener both shot net 70’s to place one stroke back going into today. Tommy Calhoun is alone in 4th place with a net 71.

Leading White Flight 2 is Bob Arendt with a net 71. Geoff Archibald and Bill Martin are three strokes back with net 74’s.

Play will be completed today with the final 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m. Championship Flight play begins at 10:12 a.m. with the leaders going off at 11:24 a.m.

CMGA: The Chattahoochee Men’s Golf Association played a two best ball, aggregated net points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

The teams of Karl Goellner, Jim Hollobaugh and Dave Gleason and Dick Bachman, Eddie Johnson, AJ Kiker and Bob Layne tied for first place.

Bill Kinser, Bill Sutton, Roy Lyle, and Ken Uyl finished in third place. Bill Collier, Denny Momper, Don Sorrell and Wayne Nelson and Buzz Hansen, Bob Henderson, Don Wells and Ron Bachman tied for fourth place, and the teams of Carlyle Cox, Ed Pledger, J. B. Johnston and Rolf Legbandt and Paul Payne, Buddy Reeves, Harmon Smith and Dave Long tied for sixth. Closest to the pin winners were Gary Palmer (No. 3), Pledger (No. 5), Johnson (No. 12), and Chuck Keith (No. 17).

LUNA’S TUESDAY: The Luna’s Tuesday golf group played at the Orchard Country Club in Clarkesville last week. First place went to the team of Gene Weschler, Frank Waggoner, Larry Miller, and Frank House. Stan Davidson Jr, Ken Chahoy, Tom Sexton, and Tommy Lowery came in second, and Joe Roberts, Johnny Nix, Cleve Brown, and Randy Gordy took third place. Closest to the pin winners were Weschler (No. 2), Davidson (No. 7), Nix (No. 11), and Waggoner (No. 13).

CLGA: The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a flighted low gross/low net event last Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

In the First Flight, Ann Hollobaugh took low gross, while Susan Prather took low net. Martha Shell took low gross in the second flight, and Martha Nesbitt took Low Net. Closest to the pin winners were Hollobaugh (No. 3) and Prather (No. 17).

DPG: The Dedicated Players Group played matches on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this past week at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

On Monday, Dennis Jones finished in first place, Terrence Dale took second, and Dave Jetter and Norm Phillips tied for third. Dale finished in first on Wednesday, followed by Jones in second and Jetter in third. Jerry
Shell came in first on Friday, Charley Kilby was second, and Dwight Miller and Justin Pepicelli tied for third.

DOGFIGHT: Mark Black, Jerry Horton, Horace Smallwood, and Yoshi finished in first place at 21-under par at the Wednesday dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course last week.

Three other teams tied for second place at 15-under par. Chris Jones took first place individually with a score of 64, Yoshi came in second with a 67, and Allan Kellogg shot a 68 to take third place. Greg Lee, Phil Rothermel, Mike Tilson and Geoff Archibald all tied for fourth with scores of 69.

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