Hillsboro club championship draws 50

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Mike Unruh lofts a shot from the fairway onto the 18th green en route to a runner-up finish in the first flight. Unruh shot 169 for the weekend.

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Ric Johnson chips out of the rough and sets up
a short putt on the 18th hole early Sunday evening. Johnson shot 41
out, 42 in on Saturday and matched himself shot for shot putting up a
41-42 on Sunday.

Anthony Thiessen won the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course club men?s championship, played over Saturday and Sunday.

Vicki Manuel won the 1-day women?s title with an 18-hole score of 91 Saturday.

Having taken the lead with a first-round 66, Thiessen finished with a score of 143 on 36 holes?seven strokes better than Philip Thiessen, who placed second in the championship flight.

Doug Dick finished with a two-day total of 151, and edged Ken Johnson (152) for third place. Joe Lovelady shot 155, placing fifth in the top flight.

The championship format divided 50 entrants into four flights by handicap. The club awarded trophies to the top placer in each of the other three flights: Lonnie Kent (161, first flight), Lawrence Ressler (169, second flight) and Paul Raugust (178, third flight).

Kent turned in the top handicap score, 139, and Philip Thiessen?s handicap score, 139.4, was only a fraction behind.

The total of 50 entries not only surpassed last year?s count of 33 by a wide margin, but was likely a record turnout for the men?s event. Eight women played.

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