St. Isaac Jogues held the inaugural Memorial Scramble Friday, July 12, at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer.
Fourteen teams were on hand to kick off the event that touted a $10,000 hole in one prize on the par three ninth hole and a $500 cash prize for an ace on the par three sixth hole.
The event was the brainchild of a group of guys who call themselves the “Bucket Boys,” with Neil Zevitz taking the lead, assisted by committee members Marty Koleno, Bill Brundage and Kelly Kohegyi.
The group intends to honor a well-known person each year during the memorial tournament. This year’s event honored Mercer businessman and town supervisor Bob Miller.
Bob’s wife, Myrt, and two daughters, Rita and Linda, were on hand to thank the group for honoring their loved one.
It was a warm and windy day that brought golfers out, but that elusive $10,000 prize was impossible to sink. In fact, no one landed on the number nine green.
The winning family team of Tom Lose (the patriarch), sons Mike and Steve, and nephew Anthony Iten, birdied every hole except for the ninth to win the men’s title, as well as the overall title, with a score of eight under par 27.
The winning mixed team, with a score of two under par, was Roxy Rasmuson and John Malone of Mercer, Paul Rentschler of Iron River, Mich., and Wally Bruneau of Hurley.
The next fundraiser tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 9, sponsored by the Mercer Area Historical Society.
Call Tahoe Lynx at 715-776-4588 or 715-476-0050 for more information or to register or enter a team.