A combination of crab, cupcakes and cool weather made for a perfect day of golf at Alpine Meadows in the last scramble of the season Saturday, Sept. 24.
The tournament consisted of 12 four-man teams made up of husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, friends and families, all of which set out to win the big money.
At the end of the day the team of Greg Oveson, Jeff Oveson, John Decker and Peter Wordleman shot low gross of 65 — their 18-hole score contained seven birdies and 11 pars. Dale Johnson, Sherri Currie, Josh Kissinger and Cheri Lamb came in with low net of 56 with a combination of six birdies and 12 pars. Jeff Stoffel, Kim Stoffel, Austin Livingston and Josh Harmon tied for second low net of 60. Their team scored with five birdies and 13 pars. The Harshfield family team of Mike, Lil, Chad and Tyler also netted a 60 with four birdies and 14 pars.
Besides an enjoyable, fun-filled day of great drives, super fairway shots and a whole lot of putting, golfers savored the flavor of crab that came fresh from ocean pots to the cannery and to the serving tables at Alpine Meadows. Along with the crab meat, freshly caught tuna and barbecued spare ribs by Currie were served.
The Alpine Meadows board of directors — under the presidency of Dan Cornett, along with the valuable help of Mysha Oveson-Benzer, acting clubhouse manager, and her identical twin sister Lynique — set the stage for a very successful dinner.
Lynique lives and teaches near the Oregon coast. She fishes the summer months with friend James Crichton, who captains his boat on the Bering Sea. The pair set the crab pots Monday, caught the tuna from the sea Tuesday and drove down I-84 all the way to Enterprise in time to help serve the catch Saturday.
Mysha helped Lamb, Currie and Allison Cornett with the amenities of the dinner. She also made green-frosted cupcakes, and with her artistic flare arranged the sweets on a large platter in a model of Alpine Meadows.
Dan Cornett wishes to thank all those who helped make the Crab Tournament a success, and offers special thanks to all those who participated.
Rochelle Danielson is an Alpine Meadows member who resides in Enterprise.