Canyon Lake Chamber announces tournament, Ball Drop winners


Junior golfers MJ Whitten, Paige William, Nixon Lauritzen and Koby Mora participated in the tournament with the help of a scholarship from sponsor CR&R. Photo provided by Alison Burrafato

Seventy-two golfers participated in the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golf Tournament and Ball Drop on Saturday, May 19.

In the Scramble Tournament, the team of Greg Perry, Collin McCaffery, Sean McCaffery and Brett Geer were declared the winners. They tied with the team of  Ted Kingston, Chris Valdez, David O’Flynn and Justin Jones. The tie was decided by the USGA Card Match system to determine the winners. The winners were awarded Golf Pro Shop gift cards sponsored by Pepe’s Restaurant and Cantina.

The first place Senior Flight winners are Jack Gray, Nick Valencia, Gil Cervantez and Young Gil Kim who shot 48.  They received Golf Pro Shop gift cards sponsored by PBK Golf Services.

David O’Flynn won the Closest to the Pin contest and was awarded Golf Pro Shop gift cards. The contest was sponsored by Local Door Coupons.

Justin Jones won the Longest Drive contest, earning an expandable spinner suitcase. The contest was sponsored by The Golf Club of California.

The chamber invited four junior golfers to play in the tournament, made possible with a sponsorship from CR&R.

  1. Alex Braicovich, Senior Regional Vice President of CR&R Inc., generously donated a Gold sponsorship (foursome with dinner and four raffle tickets) back to the chamber for a foursome to play.

The Ball Drop had 188 participants. The numbered golf balls belonging to Rachel Jacobs, Cheryl Diaz and Ruby Gonzales landed at the bottom of the cup, declaring them the winners. The threesome split half the proceeds from Ball Drop sales.

“The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank golf Pro Pat Kemball and his staff at the country club for their part in helping this event run smoothly, The Friday Flyer for its support prior to the event and the generous sponsors, raffle contributors and golfers who helped make this event a success,” said chamber Executive Director Alison Burrafato.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and individuals organized to encourage a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting and advancing the community, civic, cultural and educational development of the Canyon Lake area while providing a valuable forum for issues affecting local commerce and the general well-being of the community. To join the chamber or for more information, contact Alison Burrafato at 951-244-6124.