Waaso win golf crown

Published 4:17 pm Thursday, July 7, 2005

By Staff
EAU CLAIRE - Indian Lake Hills Golf Course was the host of the Ned Jamieson Memorial Tri-County Junior Championship on Wednesday.
Kale Waaso of Lawton shot a blazing 71 to win the boys 15-17 year-old division. Waaso was awarded a trophy and will have his name engraved on a permanent plaque that hangs in the Indian Lake Hills G.C. clubhouse.
Runner-up in the division was Tom Valha of Stevensville who shot a 77.
Second runner-up was Michael Baker, with a 79. Twin brothers, Cameron and Brandon Mock, turned in a matching pair of 82s.
Christopher Craft,13, of Dowagiac shot an 80 to win the boys 14-15 year-old division. He was closely followed by Zach Fetters with an 83.
Other top scores carded were Zack Russom, 93 with Tanner Melvin and Brandon Toumbla with 94.
Elizabeth Ecker,15, of Eau Claire carded an 85 to win the girls division.
Runner-up Kelly Kokker of St. Joseph turned in a 99.
Kristen Virgil, Andrea Vonk and Brea Eden all posted respectable scores as the only participants in the girls division.
Over 40 kids braved a hot, humid round of 18 holes. Next time the kids will bring their swimsuits to jump in the lake after golf!
First place winners and runners up received trophies. Third and fourth place participants took home certificates.
Ned Jamieson, a long time golf professional and instructor, made Indian Lake Hills Golf Course his home base, after a career that began in the early 1920s in Carnoustie, Scotland, Jamieson made many friends by sharing his wit, talent and love of the game of golf.
It is fitting that this tournament honors his memory and passes on his love of the game to the next generation.
2005 Ned Jamieson
Memorial Tri-County
Junior Tournament Result
Boys Division 15-17
Kale Waaso, Lawton 71
Tom Valha, Stevensville 77
Michael Baker 79
Brandon Mock, St. Joseph 82
Cameron Mock, St. Joseph 82
Adam Carlson, Dowagiac 83
Kevin Proshwitz, Dowagiac 85
Max Hohnke, Lawton 86
Nick Krizinski, Dowagiac 88
Jared Schinske, Dowagiac 89
Andrew Wright, Stevensville 92
Aron Wilson, Lawton 94
Nathan Trela, St. Joseph 94
Mike Hoff, Dowagiac 96
Chris Waite, Lawton 97
Jarrod Hauch, Benton Harbor 97
Matthew Shull, Berrien Center 98
Nick Horn, Niles 100
Cameron Brogan 103
Travis Egen, St. Joseph 104
Boys Division 12-14
Chris Craft, Dowagiac 80
Zach Fetters, St. Joseph 83
Zack Russom, Dowagiac 93
Eric Robins, St. Joseph 94
Tanner Melvin, Dowagiac 94
Brandon Toumbla, Lawton 95
Ryan Fechner, St. Joseph 98
Carey Ross, St. Joseph 99
Kyle Rau, Lawton 105
Adam Roach, Dowagiac 107
Chad Herman, Coloma 107
Andrew Laing, Stevensville 108
Andy Coleman, Berrien Springs 120
Matthew Michaels, Lawton 125
Girls Division
Elizabeth Ecker, Eau Claire 85
Kelly Krokker, St. Joseph 99
Kristen Virgil, St. Joseph 122
Andrea Vonk, St. Joseph 126
Brea Eden, Niles 130