The Tarkio Rotary Club held its annual Golf Tournament Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Tarkio Golf Course. Pictured enjoying the day on the green are: top – Dave Colflesh, Keith Arnold, and Judy Colflesh; above left – Bree Barnett with the putt and Kaely Kirwan; and above right – Ambera Pearson with the putt, Lyle Johnson, Gary Riley, Brett Wennihan, and Chloe Bruns.

The 15th annual Tarkio Rotary Golf Tournament was played at the Tarkio Golf Course on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. A total of 13 teams and 52 participants enjoyed the picture-perfect day and friendly competition, as well as a free-will donation lunch provided by Atchison County Hy-Vee.
The four-person scramble format tournament results are as follows:
Championship Flight – 1st place, Riley’s Service Team, 58; 2nd place, Bussard Insurance Team, 59; 3rd place, Ed Salmond, CPA Team, 59; and 4th place, THS Interact Team, 63.
“A” Flight – 1st place, Colfax Farmers Mutual Team, 63; 2nd place, Koch Custom Woodworking Team, 64; 3rd place, Hoffrogge-Mills-Mills-Sparks Team, 64; 4th place, Laur Farms Team, 65; and 5th place, Kay Rosenbohm Team, 65.
“B” Flight – 1st place, Big Boy Toys Team, 67; 2nd place, Community Hospital Team, 70; 3rd place, Colflesh Insurance Team, 73; and 4th place, Golden Triangle Energy Team, 73.
Ties were broken by comparing scores on randomly selected holes on the scorecards. Engraved trophies, supplied by Midwest Trophies, were awarded to the top two teams in each flight, and the individuals on those teams received a sleeve of new golf balls, provided by the Tarkio Rotary Club, for their participation. Hole prizes were awarded to various participants following the announcement of the tournament results. Hole prizes and their winners included Ginny Vernon, longest putt on hole number 1; Gentri Staten, longest drive on hole number 2; Bree Barnett, longest drive on hole number 3; Karl Forehand, closest to the pin on hole number 6; Susan Brown, closest to the pin in two shots on hole number 7; and Marvin Freeman, longest putt on hole number 9. Following the awarding of the hole prizes, gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses were won by various participants in a random drawing. These included Farmer Publishing, Subway, Rays’ Dairy Diner, Trail’s End, Designs by Jayne, and Grebe’s Farm Supply. Unfortunately, no one won the $8,000 hole-in-one contest on hole #8.
The Tarkio Rotary Club appreciates all who generously donated awards, prizes, sponsorships or their time to participate in this year’s tournament. The proceeds will be used to support area youth scholarships, activities and community projects this year.