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ELI NELLIS: Erickson leads at country club

on August 18, 2013 1:40 AM

Indiana Country Club veteran Don Erickson holds a three-stroke lead going into today’s second and final round of the ICC Championship.

Erickson, of DuBois, shot a 4-under-par 67 in the first round on Saturday. Doug Gradwell is second, with a 1-under 70, and Matt Holuta sits third, at 73.

The defending champion is Frank Fairman Jr.

Erickson recently won a USGA Senior Amateur qualifier at the country club. He and Holuta are two of three ICC members to qualify for USGA events this season. Holuta qualified for the Junior Amateur Championship and Sue McMurdy made the Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

Defending ladies’ champion Darlene Shea leads Mary Moore by 10 strokes, with a 79 gross. Shea leads the women’s net scoring with a 69.

Other flight leaders are: Tom Sgriccia, first; Greg Sipos, second; Jim Shea, third; and Bill Lear, fourth. Jim Calhoun and Jerry Gillette are tied for the fifth flight lead.

Erickson leads the men’s senior gross division, and Jim Shea leads the men’s senior net.

• Bill and T.R. Gatti, and Gary and Tyler Grube won the overall titles in last weekend’s Father/Son Championship, which featured several generations of golfers playing in different combinations in a better-ball tournament.

Bill and T.R. Gatti scored a 71 to win the gross title, scoring one better than the combination of T.R. and his son, John Louis Gatti. T.R. and John Louis Gatti took second in a match of cards with Chris and Matt Holuta.

The Grubes won the net championship, at 61, five strokes better than Joe and Tom Engler, who also took second in a match of cards.

Tom and Trevor Todd won the age 10-and-under gross title, at 77, and Tom and Owen Delaney won the net, with a 63. Chris and Matt Holuta took the 11-17 gross title, with a 72, and Dave and Ryan Hoff scored a net 71 to win that division. Jack and Tom Delaney won the 18-and-over gross championship, with a 73, and Bill and Bill Gatti won the net, at 66, in a match of cards.

Jack Fischer won the special event in the 10-and-under group, shooting closest to the pin on No. 7. Kyle Grube did so in the 11-17 group.

Gary Grube shot closest to the pin on No. 17 to win the prize in the 18-and-over group.

• Gail Gerlach shot a net 72 to defeat Johnna Lear, Tanya Martineau and Darlene Shea to win the Women’s Golf Association’s Platter Trophy.

The Platter event consists of four competitions throughout the year. The four finalists competed in an 18-hole playoff.


AT MEADOW LANE: Jesse and Wilson Putt teamed up to win the Blind Better-Ball Weekend event last weekend. They shot a 57. Scott Rice and Elaine Berringer shot a 63 to take second place.

• Kathy Glassford shot the low gross and Dot Sandford and Flora Isenberg tied for the low net in the fourth round of the Ladies’ 18-Hole league’s tournament, played Wednesday.

Betty Lukehart won the special event, shooting closest to the pin on No. 5. Glassford birdied No. 5 to win a special prize.

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