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Booster Golfers Score Funds for High School Sports

The 12th annual Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 18th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Sixty golfers helped raise over $4,000.00 for the High School’s sports programs. Under sunny blue skies the golfers had fun in the best ball tournament, enjoyed a picnic lunch afterwards, and received prizes donated by the tournament sponsors.

The winning team of the 2015 contest was comprised of Dave Fairchild, Jeff Shank, Mark McComsey and Bob Tepp with a winning score of -14. Their names will be added to the perpetual plaque that hangs in the High School. In second place at -10 were Cliff Draper, Willow Hetrick and Seth Price. Third place went to Jeff Hetrick, Tim Fleming, Elmo Lackey and Judy Christiansen with a score of -9. Gene Minden won both the longest drive and closest to the pin contests for the men. For the women, Emily Draper won the longest drive contest and Willow Hetrick won closest to the pin.

The continued success of this fundraiser is in large part due to its sponsors and donors, many of who have been with the tournament since it began. Three new hole sponsors signed on this year: Mt. View Sports, Seward Properties, and Zudy’s Café. Continuing hole sponsors are the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Alaska Shop, the Breeze Inn, Chinook’s, Edward Jones Investments, Kenai Fjords Gift Shop, Kenai Fjords Tours, Major Marine Tours, Petro Marine Services, Resurrection Roadhouse/Windsong Lodge, the Salmon Bake, Seward Real Estate, Shoreside Petroleum/Essential One, Spenard Builders Supply, and TelAlaska. Our sponsor for the longest drive contests was Danlin Construction (Dan Murphy) and the closest to the pin contests was ClerkWorks Alaska (Linda Murphy).


A picnic lunch was provide by donations from Summit Lake Lodge, the Inn at Tern Lake, Eureka Pizza, Three Bears, Dawn Osenga, Rose Hetrick, Martha Fleming, Darcie Larson and Kim Reierson. Thanks go to Norm Regis, the grill master. Jim Sheehan also provided a cash donation and new golfer to the tournament, Mark McComsey, with Fire Control Systems provided numerous door prizes that were awarded to players at the picnic. Helping keep golfers refreshed on the course was beverage cart driver Courtney Draper.

Thank you to the tournament organizers Kim Reierson, Skip Reierson, Martha Fleming and Jeff Hetrick and to everyone who helped make this fundraiser such a success – the players, sponsors, donors, and to our host, the Birch Ridge Golf Course. The real winners of this event are the student athletes of Seward High School. GO SEAHAWKS!

Booster Club Golf Tournament Winners 2015: Jeff Shank, Dave Fairchild, Mark McComsey, Bob Tepp