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Randy Holmen from Lamar was named the Eads Club Champ after winning the annual Eads Golf Course Club Tournament.
Stephanie Hofmeister

Randy Holmen Eads Golf Club Champ for 2023

By Betsy Barnett

September 29, 2023

Randy Holmen from Lamar won the annual Eads Golf Course Club Championship Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 17 after breaking the 18-hole tie with Trey Eder from Eads. Both golfers came in with a +5 over par 77 in the Championship Flight.

The Eads Golf Course Club holds this annual event each weekend in September that consists of a Two-Man Scramble/Calcutta Tournament on Saturday and then Sunday’s Individual Club Championship Tournament.

Holmen used a strong front nine to finally get the championship coming in with a +4 over par 40. He would be in second place after the front nine trailing Gail Crawford of Eads by three strokes. Eder, for his part, had a tough front nine shooting a +6 over par 42.

Both Holmen and Eder came back in the back nine with a vengeance as both shot many strokes better. Eder would register a -1 under par 35 for the nine holes, and Holmen came in with +1 over par 37. The two would tie with +5 over par 77s and Holmen winning the playoff criteria. Crawford came in one struck behind Holmen and Eder with a +6 over par 78.

Eder’s -1 under par 35 was the lowest nine-hole round of the tournament.

The same three golfers were in the Calcutta money with Eder in first place and Holmen and Crawford coming in tied for second place in the Championship Flight.

The First Flight was controlled by Jim Trahern of Kit Carson who shot identical +4 over par 40s in both rounds. His +8 over 80 was by far good enough to take the money. Trahern would also be the Calcutta winner with a one handicap 79.

In second place was Kelley Wollert from Wiley who had a tough time on the front nine shooting a +8 over par 44. But his +4 over par 40 was good enough to shoot a +8 over 84 and earn the runner-up money. With a 2 handicap Wollert’s 82 was good enough for third place in the Calcutta.

The third place, and final money winner, in the First Flight was Jacob Barnes of Eads who shot a 48 on the front nine and improved by 10 strokes on the back nine with a +2 over 38—the best round among First Flight golfers. Barnes would finish with an overall score of 86. With his 5 handicap he would place second in the Calcutta with a 81.

The Second Flight was won, in a dead heat, between Todd Marriott of Kit Carson and Lonnie Spady of Eads both shooting a 92 in the tournament. Spady would win the Calcutta with his 3-handicap scoring an 89. Marriott carried a 2 handicap and came in second place in the Calcutta with a 90. In third place in both the tournament and Calcutta was Kip Peck of Eads with a 97/96 on the day.