Thiessen claims golf championship title


Anthony Thiessen overcame a one-stroke deficit on the final hole of the two-day Hillsboro Club Championship to beat his brother, Phillip, by a single stroke and claim this year’s title at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course Aug. 11.

With the two brothers well ahead of the field during Sunday’s final round, an errant shot by Phillip Thiessen on the 18th led to a double-bogey 5 on the Par 3 hole. Anthony Thiessen finished with a par to post the win with a 67 for the day and an overall score of 137, which is 3 under par for the tournament.

Phillip Thiessen, who was 2 under par for the weekend, enjoyed a two-stroke lead after Satur­day’s first round, finishing with a 68 to Anthony Thiessen’s 70.

The next closest finishers in the field were Doug Dick, Brock Nieman and Devin Dick; each carded a 152, or 12 over par.

Meanwhile, Devin Dick finished first in handicap scoring with an adjusted total of 134.4 for the tournament; Joe Jen­nings came in second at 136.4 after shooting a scratch score of 158.

Gary Andrews, course manager, said golfers faced the challenge of a soggy course, thanks to recent rains.

“Lots of tired men at the end of Sunday,” he said. “We painted cart paths around the course and everybody followed them, which meant a lot of walking.”

HILLSBORO CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Championship flight: Anthony Thiessen 70/67 136; Phillip Thiessen 68/70 138; Doug Dick 75/77 152; Brock Nieman 76/76/152; Ken Johnson 77/76 153; Stan Utting 77/77 154; Russ Cain 81/75 156.

First flight: Devin Dick (1st handicap) 74/78 152 (134.4); Bernie Waner 76/81 157; Joe Jennings 78/80 158 (2nd handicap 136.4); Daniel Moss 78/83 161; Mike Unruh 81/81 162; John Knaak Jr. 85/78 163; David Shep­pard 88/85/173; Pete Richert 91/85 176.

Second flight: Max Terman 79/82 161; Roger Fleming 85/79 164; Clint Seibel 82/84 166; Don Dahl 87/82 169; Gary Andrews 85/88 173; Rob Craft 85/90 175; Harold Schultz 85/90 175; Darrel Knoll 90/89 177; John Bauers 92/97 189.

Third flight: Charlie Unruh 91/88 179; Stan Borg 91/89 180; Lyle Unruh 93/96 189; Doug Sisk 99/95 194; Jay Pankratz 111/95 206; Dustin Dalke 109/99 208; Darrel Dalke 96/118 214.


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