Dick wins Hillsboro club title

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ANDREW OTTOSON
Doug Dick won medalist honors at the Hillsboro golf club championship this weekend at the municipal golf course.

The 36-hole event had 37 entrants. Golfers were divided into four flights by handicap.

By finishing with the best aggregate score during the two-day tournament, Dick won medalist honors with Stan Utting finishing as runner-up.

Ron Coates finished with the best handicapped score with Gary Andrews as runner up.

Rankings in this event are used to determine qualifying for the Bruce-Crofoot challenge cup to be played in Hillsboro against qualifiers from Marion Sept. 9-10.

Following the style of the Ryder Cup, the Bruce-Crofoot challenge pits the best of each city against each other in match play.

“It’s always competitive,” Dick said. “Marion has some awful good golfers over there.”

Named in memory of Bud Bruce and John Crofoot in recognition of the contributions each made their respective golfing communities, the Bruce-Crofoot challenge cup will mark its seventh year. Each team has three victories to its credit.

Marion won the event last year. “They have the trophy and we have a vase full of dried flowers,” Dick said.

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