A total of 56 golfers participated in the second annual Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Perry Golf and Country Club Saturday.
The honoree this year was the late Gen Hayes, a long-time member of the club who was instrumental in the construction and ongoing upkeep of the swimming pool at the PGCC.
Gen’s daughter, Patti Hayes Boyle, was on hand with her husband, son, daughter and two grandchildren for the festivities.
“One of my favorite memories growing up was swimming at the country club pool with my brothers while my parents golfed,” she said. “About 15 years ago the pool needed to either be filled in or replaced. Mom approached us kids and asked how we felt about her giving the club money to build a new pool.”
“We were thrilled that she wanted to give back to the place that had played a big part of our lives,” Hayes Boyle added. “What was really awesome is that her gift was to remain anonymous for five years. My brother and I were very humbled to have our mom honored this weekend and want to thank the Perry Golf and Country Club for her recognition.”
Nick Luett of Waukee — a 2005 Perry High School graduate — fired a one-over par 72-37–109 to win the Championship Flight. Brett Henson (70-40–110) and Jeff Chiodo (73-37–110) finished second and third, respectively.
The First, Second and Third Flights were played over 18 holes.
Justin Chapman won the First Flight with a 76, with Clark Wicks (78) second and Don Stracke (78) third, with Noah Wilkening edging Rick Barber for Second Flight honors after both carded rounds of 81. Joe Chiodo placed third, one stroke back.
Steve Stammer, Jim Cataledo and Tim Garles were the top three finishers in the Third Flight after the trio each turned in cards of 87.