Music in the Mountains hosts exciting day of golf |

Music in the Mountains hosts exciting day of golf

Taking first place at the Music in the Mountains annual Swingalong Golf Tournament was Mitch Foster, Ryan Foster, Trent Foster and John Foster.
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Ninety-two golfers took to the course for a fun-filled day of golf as Music in the Mountains held its annual Swingalong Golf Tournament Aug. 2, at the Lake Wildwood Golf Club.

Taking first place in the men’s four-man scramble event was John Foster, Mitch Foster, Ryan Foster and Trent Foster. Second place went to the team of Bill Drizzell, Bob Elmore, Greg Peters and Joe Peters. Earning third place was Paul Foster, Dan Halloran, Larry Minnich and Terry Thelen.

In the women’s competition, Kerri Julian, Kelly Marie Mullaly, Laura Carasia and Barbara Law took first place.

Claiming first in the mixed foursome competition was Claudia Edwards, Ersel Edwards, Joel Stuckey and Todd Styron. Second went to Carol Evans, Steve Evans, Butch Fouyer and Cathy Fouyer; and third place went to Marilyn Baca, Mike Baca, Beth Biagini and Jerry Biagini.

The day’s mini-games included a near-miss for the $10,000 prize in the putting contest, where Del Clement survived the shorter putt-screening competition to win the opportunity to try for the big money. But, Clement missed the 50-foot championship putt by mere inches. The Hole-in-One prizes were also special: A nicely equipped 2015 Mercedes–Benz 300C, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, was at risk for a lucky hole-in-one on hole No. 11; one foursome threatened when all four golfers made the green, but the hole withstood the challenge and the car remained available for a buyer on another day. Then, a new Club Car golf cart was on offer at hole No. 16, sponsored by Nick’s Custom Golf Carts, but that hole resisted an ace as well.

Adding to the day’s excitement was hole No. 5, which featured the experimental larger format hole on the green. Hole No. 9 offered a sleeve of balls for $5, with a chance to win $10 by landing in a large circle on the green. Hole No. 15 actually had three putting holes with the competing team picking the hole that they liked the best. And, then, there was the annual 55-foot ball drop just prior to the start of the tournament, where the winning numbered ball, or balls, were able to split $1,000. The lucky ball-drop winners were Steve Ellis and Carolyn Riffey.

Coaches and event organizers may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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