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Irish Open Golf Outing Provides Good Competition, Fellowship

By Staff | Jun 30, 2009

THE TOUCH - Tim Rodemeyer, left, and Matt Mueller, center, watch along with Bill Brennan, not pictured, as their partner John Spies taps in a putt to help the foursome win the team title in the Irish Open on Sunday. The foursome shot an 18-hole round of 47 to collect the coveted Kelly Green Irish Helmet Trophy for the year. -- Dan Voigt photo

A total of 68 individuals took part in the Second Annual Irish Open Scholarship Golf Event this past Sunday. The fundraiser for the Emmetsburg Catholic Schools was played under brilliant skies at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.

When the 18-hole tournament was done, the top honors went to the foursome of John Spies, Bill Brennan, Matt Mueller and Tim Rodemeyer, who shot a 47 to take the top prize. Second place honors went to the defending champions from 2008, Ted and Marc Riley, along with their partners, Jack nolan and Pat Joyce, who shot a 48.

Other special prizes were awarded to Cindy Mathiason for the women’s Longest Drive and to Marc Riley for the men’s Longest Drive. Troy McAllister was Closest to the Pin award winner, and Mike Brennan earned the Longest Putt award.

Bob Rooney earned the Best Dressed award for his kilt,which was later swapped for regular shorts, due to the gusty winds (and possible distraction to his teammates).