‘Putting guru’ Stockton gives golf clinic
Professional golfer Dave Stockton gives a clinic on short game golf and putting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Tips Golf Course on East End road. Junior golfers, senior golfers and anyone else are welcome. Donations will be accepted to support the Seafarer’s Memorial. For more information, contact Charles Rehder at 299-6179.
Homer golfers play in Anchorage tourney
Five senior golfers from Homer played in the Senior State Amateur Golf Tournament at Anchorage Golf Course last weekend. Super Senior John Glidden placed 11th, Champion flight René Alverez tied for 15th, first flight players Charles Rehder, Charles Ruppenthal and John Gibson placed seventh,11th and 17th respectively. The next tournament is the State Amateur at Moose Run golf course in August. Homer’s Chris Morin is one of the top golfers in the state and hopes to place well.
Peninsula claims 3 finishers in Alaskaman
Three athletes from the Kenai Peninsula finished the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon on Saturday.
The event included a 2.67-mile swim in Resurrection Bay, a 113.5-mile bike ride on the Seward Highway and a 27.5-mile run. The run was capped with two trips up Mount Alyeska.
The win went to Andrew Fast, a 33-year-old from Salt Lake City, Utah. Fast finished in 11 hours, 18 minutes and 29 seconds.
Kenai’s Jeff McDonald led Kenai Peninsula finishers by crossing at 15:55:42. McDonald did the swim in 1:36:41, the bike in 6:33:10 and the run in 7:14:38.
Kenai’s Heather Moon finished at 16:30:07. Moon finished the swim in 1:46:44. She then had a bike leg of 8:00:01, but came back with a very strong run time of 6:03:39.
Kenai’s Eric Thomason crossed at 17:34:29. Thomason finished the swim in 2:03:02 and the bike in 6:20:51 before finishing with a run of 8:41:05.
Katie Ostrom of Homer is listed as finishing the swim in 1:58:32, the bike in 7:58:00 and mile 20 of the run in 4:47:38, but also is listed as not finishing the race.
Also of note, former Kenai River Brown Bears player Conor Deal, who has since set aside hockey to focus on endurance sports, finished 11th overall at 13:12:43.