Golf tourney raises funds for student scholarships


The Canyon Lake 9er’s Golf Club hosted its annual Scholarship Tournament on Oct. 4. This annual tournament has enabled the 9ers to award scholarships each year to qualified Canyon Lake high school graduates who are continuing their education.

In 2018, two students each received a $2,000 scholarship on behalf of the 9ers Golf Club. Students interested in applying for 2019 scholarships may pick up an application at Temescal Canyon High School, the Canyon Lake Country Club, or by contacting Teresa Roberson at 310-741-0223 or

The format of this year’s Scholarship Tournament was a fun 18-hole event with each hole a Par 3. Mulligans were available for purchase. Golf Pro Pat Kemball and Assistant Golf Pro Bryan Carlson were creative in setting up a fun course that included placing tee boxes underneath trees. The participants could chose either a Scramble or Stroke play.

Pat Kemball offered a generous prize of a Sand Wedge to the winners of the Putting Contest. In an interesting event, Jesse Beecher won the men’s Putting Contest and his wife KK Beecher won the women’s Putting Contest.

The tournament winners are as follows:

Women’s Scramble Gross: Marilyn Bridges, Geralyn Meeks, Anita Fairfield and Darlene Cortez.

Women’s Scramble Net: Joanna Spiller, Rita Wacker, Cathy Barr and Sheryl Lewis.

Mixed Scramble Gross: Rita Crocker, Hugh Wagoner, Kim and Dave Robinson.

Mixed Scramble Net: Becky Bowie, Jerry Patterson, Diane and Mark Faris.

Stroke Play Gross: Women’s Flight: KK Beecher; Men’s A Flight: Darrell Wetherbee; Men’s B Flight: Phil Coughlin.

Stroke Play Net: Women’s Flight: Linda Kielty; Men’s A-Flight: Joe Kamashian; Men’s B-Flight: Burke Spencer

The tournament was supported by the Men’s Golf Club, Women’s Golf Club and many local businesses that purchased tee signs and donated raffle and silent auction items. The Tournament Committee would like also like to thank Pat Kemball and Bryan Carlson for their support in creating a fun event. “Many attendees stated that this was one of the most fun tournaments that they had participated in and are already looking forward to attending next year’s event,” said member Sheryl Lewis.

Jesse Beecher, right, is the winner of the Men’s Putting Contest. Jesse is pictured with Assistant Golf Pro Bryan Carlson. Photo provided by Sheryl Lewis.

KK Beecher, pictured with Assistant Golf Pro Bryan Carlson, is the winner of the Women’s Putting Contest. Photo provided by Sheryl Lewis