MANISTIQUE – Pulling together to keep a tradition alive, workers at Manistique Papers, along with a select few others, stepped outside the 7-3 daily grind to fulfill the annual tradition dating back to when: Ronald Regan was president; the price of gas was a $1.25; the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 875; Iran released 52 hostages – held for 444 days; researchers found the Titanic; the first American test-tube baby was born; and the term “Internet” was first mentioned.
A lot has changed over the past 30 years, but despite a year of uncertainty and tragedy, the Nahma Classic survived to see 31.
One thing that has not changed (at least in the last four years) is Jim Tiglas’ Green Jacket. Three years running, Tiglas, along with Tim Zellner, Dewey LaLonde and Rod Popourr, fired off a low card 64 to capture the 31st Annual Classic. The group carded three birdies on the front nine, then strung out five off the back to win the tournament by two strokes.
Rounding out the field: Mikey MacGregor, Skeeter Schuetter, Tiger Braun and Dave Beaudre shot a 67; Jeff Rochefort, Dave Hough, Allen LaVigne, Eric Soderstrom, 67; John Nelson, Steve LeDue, Rick Demers, Henry Weber, 68; Donnie St. John III, Wayne Fleck, Tom Klagstad, Bill Turek, 69; Kyle Reque, Don MacPhail, John Matchinski, John Gauthier, 69; Mike MacGregor, Ray Jacobson, Dan Selling, Terry Demers, 70; and last, but not least, Mike Sheppard, Bill Pistulka, Mark Rhode and Bill Neadeu, 71.