Thirty-two teams compete in Mayor’s Cup event

Thirty-two teams competed in the second annual Coon Rapids Snowflake days Mayor’s Cup golf simulator tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course Clubhouse over three days.

First-place team was Lance Briggs and Jim Lawler, both active members of the Bunker Hills Men’s Club. They received the Mayor’s Cup trophy from Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe (left).

First-place team was Lance Briggs and Jim Lawler, both active members of the Bunker Hills Men’s Club. They received the Mayor’s Cup trophy from Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe (left).

Each team comprised two players playing an 18-hole, two-person scramble format.

First-round action took place the evening of Jan. 31, the afternoon and evening of Feb. 1 and the morning and afternoon of Feb. 2.

The eight twosomes with the lowest first-round scores qualified for the final round Saturday evening.

The team with the lowest two-round score was awarded the Mayor’s Cup, which was presented by Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe.

The first-place team was Lance Briggs and Jim Lawler, who shot an opening round of -18 and a final round of -1 for a total of -19.

“Both Lance and Jim are very active members of the Bunker Hills Men’s Club,” said Tim Anderson, Bunker Hills golf director.

Placing second was Carlie Allen/Jess DeMaria, who shot an opening round -9 and a final round of -9 for a total of -18.

“Carlie Allen is a former captain of the Coon Rapids girls’ golf team,” Anderson said.

They both received plaques.

Other prizes included Bunker Hills Golf Course gift cards, Harvest Grill gift cards, Bunker Hills merchandise and Bunker Hills rounds of golf.

According to Anderson, the first round was contested on The Venetian Golf Club, North Venice, Fla.

It’s one of more than 30 courses available to play on the four golf simulators at Bunker Hills.

“This course was chosen for the first round because it is a very fair golf course with moderately undulating greens,” Anderson said.

For the final, the Pine Rivers Championship Course was selected, he said.

This is an aboutGolf simulator created course. The four simulators at Bunker Hills were purchased from aboutGolf.

The course was chosen “because of its overall difficulty in length and green undulation,” Anderson said.

“The event was a lot of fun and most certainly successful,” he said.

“We are already planning for an even bigger and better event in 2014.”

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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