Frank Scherr tourney raises $6,600 for MRA
By Jay Davis
The first Frank Scherr Memorial “Spikes for Spurs” Golf Tournament was a success for both the golfers and the Mobridge Rodeo Association. The tournament was held Wednesday, July 2, at Oahe Hills Golf Course.
“Dad must have been smiling down on us,” said Bill Scherr. “The winds tamed, the sun came out and we had a blessed and wonderful day.”
First, the 18 teams involved in the tournament combined to help raise $6,600 for the Mobridge Rodeo Association. A picture for the donation ceremony during the July 4 performance of the Sitting Bull Stampede can be found in the Memories section of this week’s Tribune.
“Not only was it a rewarding fundraising effort,” said Bobbi (Scherr) Whitmore, “but it was fun to reconnect with Mobridge friends and make new ones at the golf course.”
Second, there were winners of the tourney.
Two of Frank’s sons were part of the winning team as John Richard and Bill Scherr teamed with John and Trey Sheehan to shoot 58 and win the first flight.
Bill and Peggy Schell, Bob Schilling and Jack Hagen won the second flight with a 64.
Both winning teams were awarded with Montana Silversmith belt buckles. The Scherr’s donated theirs back and two lucky golfers won them through a drawing.
The tournament placed three teams in each flight.
Taking second in the first flight with a 60 was the team of Lindsay Kramer, Jesse Brown, Kim Brewer and Topher Bachman.
Third place in the first flight went to Bob Hagel, Clayton Hagel, Dave Archambault and Keith Gesinger with a 63.
Jim Scherr and son Bryson teamed with Russell Bornong and Stone Jensen for second in the second flight with a 64.
Deb Jensen, Greg Kessler, Rick Kessler and Rod Kessler shot 65 for third in the second flight.
Pin prizes were awarded to Dana Deacon for men’s longest drive, Kramer for women’s longest drive, Shannon Dale for longest putt and Archambault for closest to the pin.
Plans are already underway for next summer’s tournament.