Nolan father/son team win Southern Humboldt Masters

SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured: NanSea Russ, Barb Lindsay, Jeff Arneson, Jo Ann French, Nova Heilbronn, Carolyn Podratz, Lisa Klar, Judie Hufford, Carol Kinser.

The father and son team of Don and Ryan Nolan won the gross score title at the Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna 57th Annual Southern Humboldt Masters Golf Tournament.

The Nolans' score of 170 bested the 171 tallied by second place team of Jeff Myers and Leif Neijstrom.

Taking third were Jon LeFebre/Trevor Scott at 176 followed by Mike Richards/Mike McLaughlin in fourth at 177. The brothers team of Kevin and Randy Bates finished in fifth at 178.

In the net division, Tim Crowley and Fred Sundberg Jr. captured first place at 149. Taking second were Dennis Christie/Shawn Cole at 157.

Mike Collenberg/Fred Sundberg Sr. took third at 158.7. Two teams tied for fourth at 159.7: Curt Wood/Danny Murphy and Matt Jones/Sean Quincey.

The tournament took place on the weekend of June 14-15. The Saturday format is a two-person scramble while on Sunday, two balls count on the front and one on the back.

In all, 82 teams, 164 golfers, participated in what has become the largest purely amateur golf tournament each year in Humboldt County.

"Jeff Arneson and his grounds crew did a fantastic job preparing the course for the tournament," said Redwood Empire Head Golf Pro Greg Senestraro. "It's always good to see so many new and familiar faces playing in the Southern Humboldt Masters, a tournament we love hosting in Fortuna."

Heilbronn wins 'Beat Jeff'

Nova Heilbronn won the June 26 day's play of "Beat Jeff" with a score of 69. Jeff Arneson is the Green's Superintendent for Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club. Jeff shot a gross 76 enabling several ladies to beat his score with their net scores. There was a 4-way tie for second place with 71s between Judie Hufford, Carol Kinser, Carolyn Podratz and NanSea Russ, followed by Lisa Klar, 74, Jo Ann French, 75, Janet Barnwell, 76. Rosalinda Brainerd and Lynn Freeman played 77s. Lisa Klar was closest to the pin on No. 2 and No. 9 and Janet Barnwell had the honor on No. 16. Jo Ann French and Nova Heilbronn tied for low putts of the day with 29s.