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Routt County golfers shake off cobwebs

Cobweb Classic gets athletes back in swing of things

— On Monday, golfers were greeted by visions of snow-covered fairways, but that didn't stop them from getting back out on the course and back in the swing last weekend during the Cobweb Classic.

The two-day tournament, for­mally known as the Sunrise Tournament, took place May 22 and 23 at the Haymaker Golf Course and featured a mixed format with teams of two competing in a scramble on the first day and a best ball the next. The top teams were recognized in gross and net divisions.

Tom Preissing and Scott Polaski shot a gross score of 137 to take top honors in the tournament. The team just edged Steve Dodson and Butch Boucher, who finished the 36-hole tournament in second place at 138, and Chris Lanham and Bob Stahl, who finished third with a two-day score of 140.

Mike Graham and Rob Peco­raro topped the net division with a score of 121. Randy Nelson and Kevin Rusk finished second with a total score of 122, and Gary Gurney and Mark Fischer were third at 127.

Molly Orr and Jaquie Lewis, the only women's team, had a net score of 140.

Director of golf Luke Bros­terhous said the event was the perfect way to kick off the season at Haymaker and get local golfers back into golfing mode.

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The course also plans to host the New Moon Two-Person Glowball Tournament in July and the Haymaker Fall Classic and the Old School Open, where the golfers' equipment must be at least 15 years old. The New Moon and Old School events are scheduled for September.

The Steiner Cup Match Play event will take place again this summer at Haymaker. Golfers will go head to head in an elimination-style tournament that will run all summer. The deadline to enter is June 7, and play will begin shortly after that date.

The Colorado Junior Golf Association will offer younger golfers a chance to compete at Haymaker on June 21 and 22 during the Haywhacker Junior Stroke Play tournament.

Haymaker also will invite juniors back out for the Hay­maker Junior Champ­ionships on Aug. 3 and the Parent Junior Championships on Aug. 8.

Things will come to a close with a pair of tournaments in October: the Last Go Around on Oct. 2 and 3 and the Halloween Final-Final on Oct. 31.

Golfers can register at


Cobweb Classic at Haymaker Golf Course, May 22 and 23

Top gross scores

Tom Preissing/Scott Polaski 137

Steve Dodson/Butch Boucher 138

Chris Lanham/Bob Stahl 140

Top net scores

Mike Graham/Rob Pecoraro 121

Randy Nelson/Kevin Rusk 122

Gary Gurney/Mark Fischer 127

Top net ladies score

Molly Orr/Jaquie Lewis 140

Tournament schedule

Haymaker Golf Course

Steiner Cup Match Play

Date: Ongoing

Registration deadline: June 7

$35 per player

Men’s Division Net

Men’s Open Division Gross

(You may choose both; entry required for each division entered.)

Ladies Division Gross or Net

West Chapter Colorado PGA Pro Am

Date: June 3 (Catamount) and June 4 (Haymaker)

8 a.m. shotgun

Call Golf Shop for details, 870-1846.

Haywhacker Junior Stroke Play CJGA

Date: June 21 and 22

Call Golf Shop for details at 870-1846, registration through CJGA.

New Moon Two-Person Glowball Tournament

Date: July 10

9 p.m. shotgun start (six holes)

$25 per player

Harvest Stroke Play

Date: July 17 and 18

Tee times beginning at 1 p.m.

$35 per player

Men’s and Ladies Division

Senior Division (55 and older)

Haymaker Jr. Championships

Date: Aug. 3

Tee times beginning at 8 a.m., ages 6 to 18


Parent Jr. Championships

Date: Aug. 8, all ages

Tee times beginning at 2 p.m.


Haymaker Fall Classic

Date: Sept. 11 and 12

Tee times beginning at 10 a.m.

$150 per player, includes greens fee

Men’s and Ladies Division

Senior Division (55 and older)

Haymaker “Old School Open” 

(Equipment must be at least 15 years old, and Balata Balls will be provided)

Date: Sept. 18

1 p.m. shotgun start (weather dependent)

$35 per player

Last Go Around Fall Two Person Event

Date: Oct. 2 and 3

1 p.m. shotgun start (weather dependent)

$35 per player

Men’s and Ladies Division

Halloween Final-Final

Date: Oct. 31

Tee times starting at 10 a.m. (weather dependent)

$20 per player

Men’s and Ladies Division

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