Marion Country Club had its 21st annual Couples Invitational Tournament on Sunday, drawing a capacity crowd of 33 teams to the course.
The golf tournament was played in “crossfire” format. Both players on a team teed off, then they swapped balls on the second stroke. After two strokes, they took the better ball and alternated strokes.
Most of the couples were husband and wife, organizer Lois Smith said, but there were some father-daughter and brother-sister teams, as well as some teams that were just friends.
There were 10 local teams in the tournament. Out-of-town teams came from Andover, Concordia, Derby, El Dorado, Halstead, Hillsboro, McPherson, Salina, Topeka, and Wichita. It was an 18-hole tournament.
1st: Don and Judy Noller of Marion, 70.
2nd: Aaron and Lindsay Hett of Marion, 72.
3rd: Dave and Barb Hicks of Salina, 74.
1st: Ken Butler and Doris Cramer of Andover, 80.
2nd: Joe and Karlene Lovelady of Marion, 80.
3rd: Bernie Waner of Marion and Kristin Waner of McPherson, 81.
1st: Doug and Sandy Smith of Salina, 86.
2nd: Bob and Molly Boyer of Wichita, 86.
3rd: Jim and Peggy Kiser of Salina, 87.
1st: Brad and Jeannie Wildin of Marion, 91.
2nd: Roger and Pam Broughton of Topeka, 91.
3rd: Dan and Nita Parks of Derby, 102.