Sports Roundup -- Two record aces on island courses/Junior Golf offers new challenge/Swim club swift in Utah pools/Savage, McDonald claim Fun Run

Two record aces on island courses

Two golfers recorded a hole-in-one on two different golf island courses.

Ricky Ulloa, a member of the BHS golf team, hit one at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club.

He made it on the 17th hole, a 296 yard par-4 that takes many golfers several shots as they have to work their way around the lake.

Ulloa, along with several other golfers from the team, usually try to hit balls over the lake, according to Terry Olsen, a parent who works closely with the team.

“Most people can’t carry a ball 286 yards over a lake,” he said. “Austin (Hurt) said it was one of the neatest things he’s ever seen.”

Jay Wiggs hit his ace at the Meadowmeer Golf Course and Country Club last week. He did it on the 165-yard 6th hole with a 4-hybrid club.

It was the second hole-in-one he’s hit in his life.

Junior Golf offers new challenge

The Wing Point Junior/Senior Ryder Cup Challenge is here.

The Bainbridge Island Junior Golf program is challenging six men and two women to play six boys and two girls in a matchup under Ryder Cup rules at Wing Point Golf and Country Club on Oct. 8 to raise funds for program expenses which include clinics and scholarships.

If the juniors win, the adults will have to buy a box of Titleist 2005 Pro-V1 golf balls for them.

If the adults win, the juniors will wash and clean any members’ cars in the Wing Point parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday.

The competition will conclude with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and a dinner with an award ceremony starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $20.

Those who wish to participate on the team or would like to volunteer should contact Dave Tunkkari at Wing Point no later than Sept. 15.

For more information, contact Terry Olsen at 780-5269.

Swim club swift in Utah pools

Two Bainbridge Island Swim Club members did well at the 2005 Western Zone Championship Swim Meet Aug. 9-14 in Kearns, Utah.

Fourteen-year-old J.R. Ramos Yap finished eighth in the 13-14 boys 200 butterfly with a time of 2:24.02 and swam the anchor in the 13-14 boys 400 free relay, helping his team Pacific Northwest Swim to a fourth place finish.

He also had one of his best times in the 13-14 boys 50 meter freestyle with a 27.43 and in the 13-14 boys 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.80.

Fifteen-year-old Austin Hallet finished fifth in the 15-16 boys 100 back with a time of 1:03.84 and in the 15-16 boys 100 free with a time of 56.46.

He was also the anchor on the 15-16 boys 400 free relay that came in seventh with a time of 3:51.53 and swam the lead on the 200 and 400 medley, helping his team to a fifth and seventh place finish respectively.

Savage, McDonald claim Fun Run

Jim Savage and Madonna McDonald took top honors for men and women overall at the first 5K Family Fun Run sponsored by the Gym at the Pavilion and Cross Sound Church on Aug. 6. The downtown course through High School Road, New Brooklyn Road, Sportsman Club Road and Weaver Road, started and ended at the Pavilion.

Winners were as follows: Jim Savage for male overall, 18:34; Madonna McDonald for female overall 29:22; Joel Turkheimer for teen open 19:30; Lorna and daughter Talia Alsalam for recreational mom and daughter 55:35; Jim Vanda Meer and Jack for male open and best friend 24:38; Jeanie Solier and Ms. Beezie for female open and best friend, 60:02; and David and Kristin Nelson for couples Recreational 35:47.

Local businesses supporting the event included Sage Fly Rods, CFA Mortgage, Island Dental, Eagle Harbor Chiropractic, Classic Cycle, The Pavilion Cinemas, Fairbank Construction, Jim Kennedy and Sullys Garden-Alls.

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