Skills Contest and Outing Winners of the Creekside Classic for Kids

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Parks Foundation members and outing co-chairs Jerry Rodenbarger, second from right, and Frank Kusbel, left, congratulate the winning foursome at the 2016 Creekside Classic on July 21. The winners of the Classic for Kids: middle left to right are Jason Rapley, Bryce Yagelski, Dakota Stacy and Don Rapley. Organizing the outing format and awards for the Foundation is Nancy Bender, LPGA Golf Pro, who is on the far right. The Creekside Classic is a unique outing that pairs kids with adults for 12-hole scramble golf outing.

Two dozen junior golfers age 12 and under participated in the Creekside Classic For Kids Skills competition on July 21 at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso.  Juniors competed in six skill areas and the winners were:

Eight and Under:

Putt – Sam Carraher

Chip – Sam Carraher

Pitch – Sam Carraher

Sand – Sam Carraher

Longest Drive – CHase Young

Three Hole play– Sam Carraher

Nine and Ten Year Olds:

Putt – Colin Kaleth

Chip – Tyler VerSchure

Pitch – Bryce Yagelski

Sand – Jacob Kusbel

Long drive – Gabe Sterling

Three Hole play– Colin Kaleth

Eleven and Twelve Year Olds:

Putt – Roman Locke

Chip – Dakota Stacy

Pitch – Val Gozo

Sand – Roman Locke

Long drive – Dakota Stacy

Three Hole – Dakota Stacy

The afternoon 12-hole scramble, which consists of two adults and two juniors in each foursome, was won by Team OZINGA with junior golfers Bryce Yagelski and Dakota Stacy, paired with Don Rapley and Jason Rapley with a score of 37.  Second place finish went to team Drone/Odle with junior golfers Harrison Odle and Carter Drone, paired with Rick Odle and Bill Hauntelder, turning in a scorecard of 38, with a score tie breaker going back to Hole 8 with a score of 3.  Placing third with a 4 on hole 8 was Team Davis/Jaegar consisting of junior players DJ Erspamer and Andrew Karr and adults Jim Davis and Dean Jaeger.

This one of a kind outing gives kids an opportunity to play in a real shotgun start, best ball outing. The Classic for Kids benefits the Valpo Parks Foundation in its mission to continue the quality of the community parks system. . Call 219.462.5144 for more information.


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