2012-06-21 / Sports

Bud Malloy 4-man scramble turns 30

MANISTIQUE – During the frigid winter of 1982 a group of golfing enthusiasts gathered to discuss an idea that would come to be known as one of the premier golfing events in the Upper Peninsula. Some five months later, the idea became reality.

This Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 320 golfing competitors will converge on the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club course for the 30th annual Bud Malloy 4-Man Scramble.

In last year’s tournament, two teams went down to the wire and, in fact, played four extra holes before the team of Jim Bryak, Kurt Schwalbach, Dave Harris and Matt Eugate emerged victorious. The defending champions defeated the team of Steve Larson, Phil Villemure, Steve Nagy and Josh Orler in a playoff that was rearranged in the waning hours of daylight as the sprinkling system kicked on.

Both teams ended regulation play with an impressive 26 under par for the two days. All on hand agreed it was one of the best tournaments in the event’s history.

This year’s edition of a U.P. favorite reignites with another fascinating group of golfers all vying for the title.

The competition will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start on Saturday, followed by the second shotgun of the day at approximately 2 p.m. Following flighting on Saturday evening, tee assignments will be handed out for Sunday’s final day of competition.

The public is invited to attend the event, and potential players can contact Indian Lake Golf and Country Club manager Evelyn Bryant at (906) 341- 5600 to add team names to the waiting list for future tournaments.

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