Cotton Ranch G.C. retains the crown |

Cotton Ranch G.C. retains the crown

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
The Cotton Ranch Club retained the Gypsum Valley Cup last week by defeating the Brightwater Club.

The Cotton Ranch Golf Club won the 2007 Gypsum Valley Cup against the Brightwater Club, winning the Ryder Cup-style event for the second year in a row. Cotton Ranch defeted Brightwater, 52-19.

The Cotton Ranch Team members were Scott Gordon, Valerie Gordon, Brandon Welborn, Jim Spahmer, Walter Mathews, John Gilles, Linda Gilles, Scott Sutton, Robinette Hoppin, Andrea Ohde, Darrell Carr, Bob Nibbelink, Joe Runtz, Jake Firkins, Hugh Paine, Jared Bickling and Steve O’Brien. A special thanks to Scott Gordon for all his work and to all the players who participated in this year’s event.

Team Brightwater was Joe Spencer, Janice Spencer, Don Romsa, Colleen Romsa, Jim Higgins , Anne Higgins, Heath Talbot, Russ Hatle, Lyle Williamson, OB Nelson, John Kirchner, Mike Scrivens, Mike Budd , Frank Bontempo, Nick Bontempo, and Chris Travis.

For the second year in a row a hole-in-one was recorded during the Gypsum Valley Cup. Russ Hatle aced the par 3 seventh at Brightwater.

In last years event, Steve O’Brien aced hole No. 17 at Cotton Ranch. The pressure is on for someone to get one next year and keep the tradition going.

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