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Hernandez tops competition at PGC championship tournament

West Hernandez putts for a par on the 18th hole during Sunday’s final round of the Powell Golf Club’s annual club championship, while opponent Dick Fisher picks up the flag. Hernandez shot 74-72. West Hernandez putts for a par on the 18th hole during Sunday’s final round of the Powell Golf Club’s annual club championship, while opponent Dick Fisher picks up the flag. Hernandez shot 74-72. Tribune photo by Toby Bonner

The Powell Golf Club held its annual members club championship tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

West Hernandez won the event with rounds of 74-72 for a gross score of two-over-par 146. Rich Olmsted came in second with rounds of 79-78 for a gross score of 157 and earned first with a net score of 145. Dick Fisher also competed in the championship flight, firing rounds of 80-85, for a 165.

In the second of the two championship flights, Nathan Spitzer won the gross score with a 168 (85-83) and Shawn Warner was second with a gross score of 171 (85-86).

Patrick Croft posted the best net score of 138 (with gross rounds of 90-82), with Toby Bonner second with a net score of 149.

Laurie Lee shot rounds of 88 and 85 to emerge on top of the women's championship flight with a low gross of 173, followed by Karla Rochlitz at 186 (94-92). Teresa Eicher meanwhile posted the best net score of 143, winning in a tiebreaker over Dana Ladd.

In the 60-plus gold flight, Craig Evans fired rounds of 79 and 85 to post a low gross score of 164. Marc Saylor finished second with a total of 171 (85-86). Bob Mason won the net score with a 142 and Tracy Copenhaver was second, also at 142.

For the 50-plus Brick Flight, Mike Bohlman won with a low gross score of 156 — shooting a 75 and an 81. Greg Toland came in second with a 169 (88-81). Doug Long won the net score with a 144 and Jerry Herweyer placed second at 150.

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