Enders Lake Golf Course fielded the winning team in a close competition at the 6th Annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit Saturday at the Enders Lake Golf Course.
The team of Matt Klima, Lee Denker, Sam Kasselman and Eric Moreland finished the 18-hole round with a 57. That was two strokes clear of the second team in the championship flight.
Second place was captured by the Radiology Services team of Bob Weber, Tammi Weber, Ryan Hilderbrand and Michele Hilderbrand of North Platte with a score of 59.
Rounding out the championship flight was the McNair Agency team comprised of Pat McNair, Sam McNair, Eric Exum and Matt Hanna. The team shot a 65.
The first flight was captured by the Schilke Team with a 66. Team members included Dave and Candy Schilke and Larry and Diane Schilke.
Second place went to the combined team of the First Bank and Trust and Sue and Scott Parker.
Golfing for First Bank & Trust was Linda Lutz and Chris Lee. The team finished with a 67.
Third place in this flight was split with a tie between Smith/Brophy and Southwest Nebraska Dental, both with 68s.
Golfing for Smith/Brophy were Rhonda Smith, Nick Smith, Pete and Katie Brophy.
Southwest Nebraska Dental was represented by Pat O’Brien, Ralph Langhofer, Wendi Nordhausen and Jennifer DeWester.
Two teams were recognized in the second flight. Taking first was Adams Bank & Trust with a 68. Golfing for Adams Bank were Mary Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Angie Paisley and Jess Paisley.
Second place, with a score of 71, went to The Beverage Barn team of Adam Vlasin, Brian Strand, Derek Stafford and Tyler Gipe.
Nordhausen wins $777
This year’s event featured several major hole prizes, including a hole-in-one prize of a golf cart sponsored by Imperial Country Ford and $777 on hole number seven for closest to the pin on drive sponsored by the Hays Companies of Denver.
No hole-in-one was made but Wendi Nordhausen of Wauneta took home the $777 with her drive on number seven. The shot landed seven feet seven inches from the pin.
A total of 18 teams played in the benefit which began in 2008 as a fundraiser for the Chase County Hospital Foundation.
“We had a good turn out this year and actually had to turn teams away for the first time,” according to Randy Vlasin, executive director of the Chase County Hospital Foundation.
The foundation also hosted a silent charity auction as part of this annual event. “We raised $2,040 on nine items with the auction,” said Vlasin.
“Total dollars netted from this event will be in the $8,500 range once all expenses are in. These funds are used to help purchase equipment and meet other needs at Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics,” he said.
Plus, The championship team from Enders Lake Golf Course donated their winnings back to the hospital foundation.
On behalf of the Chase County Hospital Foundation, Vlasin extended thanks to all of the sponsors, golfers, auction item donors and those bidders at the auction for their great support.
“I also want to thank our foundation board members and staff from Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics that worked to make this a successful event.”