Monti Country Club crowns three

In a twist that could only be understood by an avid golfer, clear and warm skies made for tough golf conditions at the Monticello Country Club Championship this past weekend.
The dry weather, combined with short cuts around the course had the greens playing at blazing fast speeds, especially on Saturday.
“The first day played super hard,” said Kristi Dostal. “Greens were rolling extremely fast and scores were high.”
Sunday, scores came back down to closer-to-average scores for the club championship.
Through it all, three people came out of one hundred and one total golfers to finish on top.
In the men’s flight, Darren Riley bounced back from a first day 76 to shoot 71 on Sunday morning. That put him in a tie for first with Craig Hirschey as the top eight golfers (plus ties) headed to a final nine holes on Sunday afternoon.
On the final nine, Riley came in with an even-par 36, which proved to be more than good enough to give Riley his first victory at the Monticello CC Championship, and a four stroke one at that.
Riley also was named the senior champion, as he qualified for the 50 and over age group.
In other competition, Dolly Parcel won the women’s field using a 78-86. Parcel, who must have had an affinity for the fast greens, shot a career-best on the first day of the tournament to help position her for the win.
In the super senior (65 and over) bracket, Jim Stryzewski battled to a two-day total of 172 (89-83) to earn a championship.
Overall, the weekend offered a chance not only for plenty of golfers to show off, but for the course too.
After a tough summer last year, it’s been in much better shape for most of this year.
“Rick [Traver] has done a great job with the course,” said Dostal. “[The players] enjoyed it.”

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