"first Matt Mallory, Sheldon Mallory, Russ Mallory, all of Simplot Grower Solutions, and Jerry Keinlen of Hoff Farms, won first place at the Potato Grower Industry Golf Tournament in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
"Second Daniel Peck, US Bank; Bruce Keck, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers; Mel Erickson and Rob Erickson, each of Potato Grower magazine
"Third Lane Lankford, Simplot Grower Solutions; Darren Watt, Tyler Watt and Kirk Watt, all of Watt Farms
"Long Drive Contest Men - Jeff Anderson, Grower Women - Brianna Koopin, Koopin Farms
"Chipping Contest 1) Darryl Harris, 9 inches; 2) Kirk Watt, 2-10; 3) Russ Mallory, 3-5
"Fourth Bob Wilkins, Ryan Bybee, each of GPOD of Idaho; Dave Smith, IGSA; and Darryl Harris, Harris Publishing
"Fifth Jeff Anderson, Grower; Chris Hill, Simplot Grower Solutions; Allan Landon, Syngenta Crop Protection and Coy Crapo, Grower.
"Sixth Noel Trejo, Joe Esta, Kip Yates and Ben Josepheson, all of Wada Farms
"Seventh Jake Nichols, Helena Chemical; Marty Fehringer, Gowan Company; Dale Fehringer, Grower; and John Iasonides, Key Bank
Twenty-four teams competed in the 23rd annual Potato Grower Industry Golf Tournament at Idaho Falls Country Club on July 15.
First place went to the team comprised of Russ Mallory, Sheldon Mallory, Matt Mallory and Jerry Keinlen at 10-under-par 62. The Mallorys represented Simplot Grower Solutions, while Keinlen is affiliated with Hoff Farms. Their team tied the second-place team of Mel and Rob Erickson, Bruce Keck and Daniel Peck but won by tiebreaker.
Kirk Watt, Darren Watt, Tyler Watt and Lane Lankford finished two shots back for third place.
More than $7,000 in awards, including individual hole prizes, were presented to participants at a luncheon following the scramble played under near-perfect conditions.
First-place team members won $200 apiece, with second place earning $150 apiece and third place $125 apiece. Places were paid to seventh place.