The Ed Salmond CPA Team won the 17th Annual Tarkio Rotary Golf Tournament Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Pictured above watching Kaven Wood’s putt roll home are Ed Salmond, Bakul Patel, and H.A. Hawkins.

The Tarkio High School Interact Team placed 2nd in the “A” Flight (after their 1st place tie was broken by comparing scores hole by hole). Hadley Barnett, back right, also had the women’s longest drive on hole #3, and Jae Barnett, front right, had the longest putt on hole #9. Also pictured are team members and sisters Alex Barnett, front left, and Bree Barnett, back left. (Melody Barnett photo)

The 17th annual Tarkio Rotary Golf Tournament was played at the Tarkio Golf Club on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This was a makeup date from June 4 due to wet weather on that date. Nine teams and 34 total participants enjoyed the warm, sunny day and friendly competition, as well as a free-will donation lunch provided by the Atchison County Hy-Vee.

The four-person scramble format tournament results are as follows: 

Championship Flight – 1st place, Ed Salmond CPA Team, 54; 2nd place, Bussard Insurance Team, 58; and 3rd place, Colfax Farmers Mutual Team, 59.

“A” Flight – 1st place, Johnson-Mills-Mills-Sparks Team, 60; 2nd place, THS Interact Team, 60; and 3rd place, Koch Woodworking Team, 64.

“B” Flight – 1st place, Kay Rosenbohm & Friends Team, 68; 2nd place, Hurst-Jeter-Spire-Wennihan Team, 70; and 3rd place, Hy-Vee/Riley’s Service Team, 75.

Ties were broken by comparing scores beginning with hole #1 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 Bakul Patel, longest putt on hole #4; Jae Barnett, longest putt on hole #9; Hadley Barnett, women’s  longest drive on hole #3; Ed Salmond, men’s longest drive on hole #2; Rob Grimm, closest to the pin on hole #6; Ed Salmond, closest to the pin on  hole #8; Ed Salmond, closest to pin in two on hole #5; and Kaven Wood, closest to the pin in two on hole #7. Following the awarding of the hole prizes, gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses and the Tarkio Rotary Club were won by various participants in a random drawing. Unfortunately, no one won the $8,000 hole-in-one contest on hole #8.

The Tarkio Rotary Club appreciates everyone who donated awards, prizes, sponsorships or their time to participate in this year’s tournament. Proceeds will be used to support area youth scholarships, activities and community projects of the Tarkio Rotary Club in 2019-20.