Shifferly cops 16th City crown; Keith Blythe is menâ€™s champ
SHIFFERLY AGAIN â€” For the 16th time, Brenda Shifferly took the Decatur City Women's Golf Tourney title this past weekend, but this year won by only one stroke. (DDD File Photo)
The Decatur City Golf Championship was held at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur over the weekend with Keith Blythe and Brenda Shifferly continuing their domination of local play.
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Local golf legend Shifferly notched her 16th city championship with a one-stroke victory over Missy Ainsworth while Blythe won the Men’s City Division shooting a 66 and 68, a 10-under par 134 score for both days.
Blythe made a fantastic shot out of a water hazard on hole 15 making a birdie there to keep his round going on Sunday.
“It kept me focused on the job at hand to get out of trouble like I did, Blythe noted.”
Shifferly posted rounds of 76 and 86 for a 162 to capture the Ladies Division.
“I want to thank my family for all their support and encouragement in my golfing success,” she said.
Luke Ainsworth, a local Decatur golfer, who will be a junior this fall at Indiana University, shot rounds of 67 and 72 for 5 under par of 139. He finished runner up in the men's tournament. Luke was the defending champ, having won the 2010 tourney.
Bob Goulet finished third shooting 72 on Saturday and 72 on Sunday for an even par 144.
Missy Ainsworth was runner-up in the ladies division with scores of 81 and 82 for a 163. Tara Rickord came in third recording rounds of 84 and 87 for 171.
The Men’s First Flight was won by Jeff Bauermeister at 157 totaling for the weekend tournament. Martin Simonson came in second place with a 158 and Kraig Hart was third shooting 159.
The Men’s Second Flight was won by Craig Coshow at 178. Second place went to Steve Schwartz at 180 total while Matt Marbaugh and Randy Colclasure tied for third at 190.
In the Senior division (50 and older), Kermit Summers won first place at 160, while Greg Litchfield came in second at 165, and Tim Klingensmith was third with a 167.
The Super Senior Division (65 and above) was swept by Terry Adams shooting rounds of 81 and 75 for a 156. John Geels finished second at 159 and third place went to A.J.Kalver at 160.
A Bellmont senior this fall, Nathan Kortenber won the Junior Flight Division shooting 155 for the two-day tournament. “I hit my drives really straight today which set up for good approach shots into the greens,” he commented. Placing second in the Junior Division was Corey Coshow with a 178 total and third place went to Joey Johnson at 192.