Luett wins third consecutive Memorial Tourney title

Nick Luett, left, and his fiancee, Kelly Gates, pose at the Perry Golf and Country Club Sunday after Nick became a three-time winner of the event. Photo submitted.

Nick Luett shot a 27-hole combined score of three-under par 105 Sunday to win the Fourth Annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Perry Golf and Country Club. The title was the third consecutive for the former Bluejay links standout.

Tim McKnight was two strokes back, at one-under 107, in the Championship Flight, with Zach Weets third at 109 and Paul Root fourth at 111.

A total of 67 golfers participated in the tourney, held this year in memory of the late Larry Blaker and the late Pat Blaker, both longtime members of the Perry Golf and Country Club.

While the Championship Flight played an additional nine holes, the first three flights played 18 holes. Card-backs broke all ties, with the formula beginning with the number one handicap hole.

Rick Barber, Eric Miller, Terry Blackburn and Steve Ivanovich placed 1-4 in the First Flight after each of the quartet entered the clubhouse with rounds of 79.

Jason Douglas won a tiebreaker to nip Mike Witmer for the Second Flight honors after each shot an 83, with Phil Joslyn besting Bruce Scharf for third place after each had cards of 84.

Jim Smith’s 91 won the Third Flight, with Tom Blaker topping Chuck O’Connor for runner-up plaudits after both shot 93. Tom Schauble placed fourth with a 94.


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