Lassaline, Stiles win Glen Ress Memorial

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—Erik Lassaline and John Stiles won the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble Sunday with a 36-hole score of 124.

Lassaline and Stiles are former star golfers for Tell City High School and also former Schweizer Fest tourney winners. Lassaline still lives in Tell City and Stiles lives in Santa Claus.

They are also former winners of the Glen Ress Memorial Open, though they had never won it together.

Lassaline won it in 2005 and 2000 when he teamed with Murray Minto. Stiles won it in 2006 when partnered with Bob Linne and in 1997 with Dan LaGrange.

Scores this year were better than usual, as Lassaline and Stiles’ winning score tied for third best in the tourney’s 21-year history (not counting the years the tourney was shortened to fewer than 36 holes due to rain).

Guy Clark and Rick Hankins set the record with a 121 in 1994. Stiles and LaGrange shot 122 in 1997, and Stiles and Linne shot 124 in 2006.

All four prize-winning teams in the championship flight this year shot better than last year’s winning score.

Rich Krzykowski and John Lyons placed second at 128.

Perry Central golf coach Bill Dickerson and Tyler Griffith were third at 129. Brett Hagedorn and Jeff Wrye took fourth, also with 129.

Sixty-two teams competed in the two-day tourney.

Fifteen teams competed in the 18-hole senior tourney Friday evening. To compete in it, men had to be at least age 60 and women at least 50, and one member of each team had to be a member of Hoosier Heights Country Club.

George Lorenz and Kim Collins won it with a 66.

The senior tourney, now in its second year, was designed for those who may not feel up to a 36-hole two-day tourney any longer.

But golfers can compete in both tourneys, and Jim Thompson won prizes in both.

He and his wife, Tammy, won the first flight of the senior tourney Friday with a 73.

Thompson then teamed with his son, Dirk, in the regular tourney. They placed third in the third flight with a 152.

Proceeds from the Glen Ress Memorial Open will benefit Perry County schools’ athletic programs. The tourney is named for a former Tell City High School golfer who died of leukemia.

Lassaline was a teammate of Ress in high school.

Top finishers in each flight:

Championship Flight

1. Erik Lassaline/John Stiles    124

2. Rich Krzykowski/John Lyons    128

3. Bill Dickerson/Tyler Griffith    129

4. Brett Hagedorn/Jeff Wrye    129

First Flight

1. Brett Dawson/Rob Jones    133

2. Harvey Clayton/Phil Hinchcliffe    136

3. John Anderson/Andrew Losch    137

4. Clay Ewing/Matthew Ewing    140

Second Flight

1. Randy Fischer/Kelly Fischer    141

2. Mark Short/Brad Henrickson    144

3. J.B. Land/Gary Butler    146

4. Bill Alvey/Paul Fratturo    146

Third Flight

1. Larry Baur/Gary Glenn    145

2. Dave Alvey/Kevin Alvey    150

3. Jim Thompson/Dirk Thompson    152

4. Don Etienne/Josh Etienne    153

Senior Tourney

Championship Flight

1. George Lorenz/Kim Collins    66

2. Dave Hammond/Fred Johnson    67

3. Rod Malone/Bob Ward    68

First Flight

1. Tammy Thompson/Jim Thompson    73

2. Brent Cardinal/Mary Kay Cardinal    77

3. Gene Borders/Joe Baxter    78