Mary Ann Hartman putts in the Ladies’ Club Championship last week. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Johnson, Geragotelis claim Whidbey Golf Club titles

Bobbie Johnson and John Geragotelis won the Ladies’ and Men’s Club Championship, respectively, at the Whidbey Golf Club last week.

Diane Pierce and Michael Prewitt were the low net champions.

In flight two among the women, Cheryl Beeksma posted the top gross score, while Monique Franssen shot the low net.

Roger Pierce carded the low gross score and Denny Behrman the low net in the men’s senior division.



It took 11 years, but Johnson is back in the winner’s circle. Johnson, who won the club title in 2006, came from behind and won going away last week to wrestle the cup from Oki Dureau, who had a stranglehold on the championship, winning the past two years and 10 of the last 11.

Johnson shot an 84 on Thursday and trailed Dureau by two strokes heading into Friday’s final round. Johnson put up an 85 for a two-day total of 169.

Dureau shot a 95 Friday and finished in a tie for second with Pamela Smith at 177, eight shots behind Johnson.

Eleanor Wright was fourth at 192 (97, 95).

Other Ladies’ Results

Trailing Pierce (70, 70 – 140) in flight one low net were Marsha Phay (61, 82 – 143), Ginny Moshier (71, 84 – 155) and Pat Connors (69, 88 – 157).

Beeksma (89, 99 – 188) hung on to defeat Paula Oldenburg (96, 94 – 190) for the low gross title in flight two. Cindy Campbell was close behind at 191 (97, 94).

In flight two low net, Franssen (69, 72 – 141) was four shots better than Shirley Yunker (76, 69 – 145). Barbara Blank was next at 149 (70, 79).

Men’s Championship

Geragotelis unseated two-time defending champion Tim Wyer to capture the men’s championship flight.

On Saturday, Geragotelis took a one-stroke lead over Brian Wasinger with a 72; Wyer was third at 77.

Wyer fired a 73 Sunday for a two-day total of 150, but couldn’t catch Geragotelis, who shot a 76 and finished at 148.

Wasinger posted an 80 Sunday and placed third at 153.

Ron Coleman (78, 78 – 156) took fourth, and Jeff Waller (77, 84 – 161) nipped Tracy Vass (80, 82 – 162) and Ryan Elvebak (82, 81 – 163) for fifth.

Grant Bull (83, 86 – 169), Pat Ford (88, 83 – 171) and TJ Kubisiak (86, 85 – 171) rounded out the top 10.

Other Men’s Results

In the battle for low net, Prewitt took a four-stroke lead on Saturday with a 66, shot 77 Sunday and finished at 143.

Tod Keith (71, 75 – 146) was second, and David Smith (70, 78 – 148) and Leo Troha (76, 72 – 148) tied for third.

They were followed by Andrew Fridlund (79, 72 – 151), George Schmidt (76, 76 – 152), Steve King (81, 73 – 154), Chuck Krieg (75, 79 – 154) and David Acton (87, 70 – 157).

In senior low gross, Roger Pierce (77, 71) upped a two-stroke lead to 10 to easily claim the division with a 148.

Gene Cushway (79, 79 – 158) was next in line, and Denny Behrman (82, 80 – 162) was third.

Tom King (83, 81 – 164) led a tight race for fourth over Jack Martens (79, 87 – 166) and Rodger Johnson (83, 84 – 167).

Others in the top 10 were Keith Larsen (83, 89 – 172), John Bates (84, 90 – 174), Marv Seelye (87, 87 – 174) and Warren Brown (98, 94 – 192).

Behrman, Cushway, Larsen and Martens were all tied at 69 for low net after round one. Behrman shot a 67 Sunday for a 136, two shots ahead of Cushway and Roger Pierce.

Johnson (70, 71 – 141) was fourth, and Tom King (73, 71 – 144), Larsen (69, 75) and Seelye (72, 72 – 144) all tied for fifth.

Bates (70, 76 – 146) and Martens (69, 77 – 146) were eighth.

Bobbie Johnson, ladies’ champion. (Submitted photo)

John Geragotelis, men’s champion. (Submitted photo)

Diane Pierce, low net champion. (Submitted photo)

Roger Pierce, senior division champion. (Submitted photo)

Michael Prewitt, men’s low net champion. (Submitted photo)

Jane Behrman watches as her putt rolls near the hole. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Cindy Campbell lines up a putt Friday. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Monique Franssen, who finished with the best net score among the women in flight two, drops in a putt. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Linda Haslund fires from the fairway. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Pat West chips up to the green. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Shirley Yunker chips on the way to posting the tournament’s second-best net score in flight two. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

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