The 2006 Frost Bite Scramble champions were three strokes better than their nearest competitors this past Sunday.
Not a surprise, considering the foursome was comprised of golfers with handicaps of 1, 2, 6 and 7. Firing a 15-under-par 57 to claim top honors were Bob Hall, Bud Schatz, Ty Schatz and Eddie Joe Risk. All four golfers were competing on their home course.
This year's Frost Bite Scramble, held last Sunday at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, drew a field of 20 four-person teams.
Carding the second low score of the tourney-a scramble affair where each member of the team is allowed to hit a shot from the same spot-was the foursome of Greg White, Bob Girard, Connie Besel and Rich Wyer. The group, members of Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club, posted a 12-under-par 60.
Four squads finished two strokes back of the runners-up, with identical 62's. Those teams were made up of Bob Brinkly, Josh Williams, Andy Schlupe and Andy Schlupe Jr.; Todd Lensigne, Louis Alcala, Terry Mathews and Mike Clark; Mark Blore, Brian Remley, Roger Novobielski and Gary McInnis; and Tyson Best, Ryan Hammond, Ross Hammond and Derek Kestler.
The two Hammonds, Best and Kestler were deemed the low net champs of the tourney. Factoring in their handicaps, the foursome recorded a net score of 55.15, four-tenth's of a stroke better than that of the low gross champions.