CRIVITZ — Thirty-three players were divided into six foursomes and three threesomes for Monday’s scramble and Hunter’s Glen Golf Course.
This scramble was unlike most, however, as no winner was decided as four teams tied with scores of 11-under-par 61. To make it even stranger, not one but two hole-in-one’s were recorded, the first time the feat has occurred in the hundreds of scrambles held at Hunter’s Glen over a span of 20 years.
Tony Fiore, the well-known Hall of Fame basketball coach at Crivitz High School, recorded his fourth career ace with a 9-iron on the par-3 13th. To make hole-in-one No.4 even more special, it came on his 82nd birthday.
The other ace came from Steve Wineland, who holed his tee shot on the most difficult par 3 on the course, No. 17. Against a stiff breeze, Wineland landed his ball on the green just short of the hole and rolled it in for his third career hole-in-one with a 5-iron from 162-yards.
Wineland also captained one of the four teams that divided up the first-place money. His threesome included himself, Jack Carlson and Red Liska. The trio carded a 33 on the front nine and turned in a remarkable 28 on the back which was aided by the captain’s hole-in-one.
Russ Schlichtenmyer, Dave Pozorski, Fiore and Roger Weddel had nine’s of 31 and 30 to tie with a 61; Tom Marking, Pete Ninnemann, Ed Heidewald and Ron Noebel turned in scores of 31 and 30 and Wally Walters, Bill Pociask and Dave Larson comprised a threesome that shot 31-30 for the fourth and final 61.
The fifth-place money was claimed by John Johnson, Tracy Ramsey, Dave Wernicke and Keith Meyers. A 31 one the front nine was matched by a 31 on the back. A bogey on No. 16 was all that kept them from being the fifth team that tied for first with a 61.