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Derek Stafford tries his best to tee off from a saddle on a bale of hay in the first hole of the Cattleman’s Ball four-man scramble. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Michelle May of Imperial was the first 5K female runner to cross the finish line first. (Johnson Publications photo)

Cattlemen’s Ball hosts four-man scramble, 5K at Enders course

    Enders Lake Golf Course had busy mornings Friday and Saturday with Cattlemen’s Ball events taking place.
    Eighteen teams teed off at 8 a.m. MT Friday morning for the four-man scramble.
    The tournament was organized by Rusty Wellman and his wife, Wauneta-native, Dixi Travis Wellman.
    Eric Hutto, Darien Hutto, Trevor Oberg and Brian Radel of McCook took top honors.
    The Imperial team of Dustin Weiss, Josh Miller and Rusty Wellman finished second.
    With proceeds going to the Cattlemen’s Ball and cancer research, teams had a chance to open their wallets to give more.
    The first hole proved to be entertaining. Team members hit their drives from their seat in a saddle on a bale of hay.
    Teams could pay extra to tee off from the edge of the fairway on the sixth hole. If one team member could “rope a steer” the team was allowed to tee off farther down the fairway.
    Saturday morning was cool and breezy as runners lined up for the Rawhide Run 5K.
    Around 50 runners took part. Matthew Hahn of Grant won the men’s race.
    Imperial’s Michelle May won the women’s race.
4-Man Scramble
Championship Flight—1. Eric Hutto, Darien Hutto, Trevor Oberg, Brian Radel; 2. Dustin Weiss, Josh Miller, Derek Stafford, Rusty Wellman.
1st Flight—1. Jacob Burke, John Paisley, Joel Burke, Craig Poppe; 2. Glen Knobbe, Ross Martin, Don Crone, Rod Beemer.
2nd Flight—1. Allison Pryor, Luke Tyerman, Lori Sis, Corey Brockway; 2. Jason Reese, Adair Reese, Jess Seger, Joe Bohac.
Flag Prizes—1. Longest putt (sponsored by Southwest Feeders), Brian Radel; 2. Closest in one (sponsored by Harchelroad Motors), Eric Hutto; 3. Longest drive in fairway (sponsored by Gary and Terrie State), Joe Townsley; 4. Closest in two shots (sponsored by Lone Creek Cattle), Ross Martin; 5. Women’s longest drive in fairway (sponsored by Tredas), Jessica Seger; 6. Closest in two shots (sponsored by The Western Keg), Craig Poppe; 7. Closest to pin on drive (sponsored by Rite Rate), Pat Heather; 8. Women’s closest from off the green (sponsored by Nebraska Harvest), Lindsey Teply; 9. Longest drive in fairway (sponsored by ACI/ASD), Mitch Anderson.


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