Strong players come out for event |

Strong players come out for event

— Nearly 100 local golfers hit area courses last weekend as the annual City Golf Championships took center stage.

In the end, Steamboat’s Steve Dodson was standing on top of the men’s Championships flight and Paula Stephenson had won the women’s title.

“From a tournament standpoint this was probably the strongest field we have had to date,” Haymaker professional Hank Franks said.

“Each flight was extremely competitive.”

The tournament took place at all three local courses including the Steamboat Golf Club, Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club and Haymaker golf course.

The tournament opened Friday and Saturday with the field divided between the Steamboat and Sheraton clubs. The event concluded Sunday at Haymaker.

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Dodson topped Rob Hawkins in the 16-player championship flight with a score of 225. Hawkins came in second at 233. Other winners in the gross division included Billy Budwitz (245) in the first flight; Rod Hanna (262) in the second flight; Ray Banning (216) in the third flight; Stan Dismuke in the fourth flight; and Gary Lokkesmoe in the fifth flight.

Net winners included Paul Flood (210) in the championship flight; Tom Armstrong (220) in the first flight; Jim Harper (222) in the second flight; Wayne Rickaby (177) in the third flight; Rich Harris (174) in the fourth flight; and Jim Barnhill (212) in the fifth flight. Maggie Subr (195) won the net division for the women.