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Sanders, Pelletier capture state golf titles

Alaska Dispatch News

Greg Sanders and Rose Pelletier capped wire-to-wire victories in the Alaska state amateur golf tournament Sunday by shooting par in the final round at Settlers Bay.

The championship was the fifth for Sanders and the first for Pelletier.

Both blew away the competition over four days of competition at the golf course near Wasilla.

Sanders, of Anchorage, fired an even-par 71 in the final round to finish with an 18-stroke victory over Kevin Daniels.

Sanders posted a 72-hole total of 276 that included rounds of 67, 68, 70 and 71. Each round he carded the best score of the day.

Pelletier, of Palmer, shot her best round of the tournament, a 72. Previous rounds of 74, 78 and 77 helped her forge a stunning 55-stroke win over Cathy Shuttleworth.

Daniels earned second place among men by holding off David Hamilton by one stroke. Daniels shot 77 Sunday for a 294 total, and Hamilton finished with a 74 that left him at 295.

Defending champion Adam Baxter dropped into fifth place with a final-day 81 that put him at 301, one stroke behind fourth-place Michael Sullivan.

Jeremy Peters sealed his first-flight victory with an 87. Combined with three consecutive 80s, his 327 was seven strokes better than runnerup Michael Houghton.

Juan Botero won the second flight with a 356, five strokes in front of Ronald Perry. The women’s first flight produced a tie between Cathy Garrick and Halcyon Swisher at 369.

Alaska state amateur championships at Settlers Bay -- final results

Men’s championship flight

1) Greg Sanders 276; 2) Kevin Daniels 294; 3) David Hamilton 295; 4) Michael Sullivan 300; 5) Adam Baxter 301; 6) Rick Boyles 304; 7) Chad Isaacs  309; 8) Paul Blanche 312; 9) Christopher Morin 315; 10) tie, Aaron Roth, Joshua Ashline, Kory Smith, Richard Teders 317; 14) Brad Pitzer 318; 15) Scott Woodland 319; 16) Travis Heyroth  323; 17) tie, David Jennings, Mark Mcmahan  325; 19) Peter Hakes 327; 20) Mike Farrell  329; 21) tie, Marcus Dolejsi, Nick Karnos 330; 23) Larry Furstenberg 333; 24) tie, Kwan Lee, Will Woodland 334; 26) Rene Alvarez 336; 27) Johnathan Schuiteman 342; 28) Paul Lindhag 349; 29) Kyle Curtis 370.

 Men’s first flight

1) Jeremy Peters  327; 2) Michael Houghton 334; 3) James Nunley 338; 4) Jospeh Orley 341; 5) Joe Roberts 343; 6) Derrick Sanderson 344; 7) Chad Griffith  346; 8) Gary Harris 347; 9) Charles Rehder 349; 10) Bill Preston 351; 11) Casey Bieber 352; 12) tie, Grant Dornan, Jack Newell 354; 14) Robert Hanson 355; 15) tie, Eric Bender, Jeffrey Greenwood 359; 17) tie, James Grace, Tim Wesenberg 362; 19) Mark Toskey 366; 20) Ed Sanderson 372; 21) tie, Jim Reeves, John Gose 379; 23) Trey Miller 380; 24) Tom Adams 381; 25) Kevin Sykes 383; 26) Peter Blanchett 450; 27) Paul Dube 495.

 Men’s second flight

1) Juan Botero 356; 2) Ronald Perry 361; 3) Peter Allen 364; 4 Wes Masters 366; 5) tie, Gene Carlson, Jamie Roberts 371; 7) Sev Swanson 374; 8 Ernest Daniels 378; 9 Greg Magee 381; 10) tie, Dave Kester, Gordon Franke 382; 12) Joel Jones 386; 13) tie, Gary Petros, Jeff Pifer 387; 15) Stan Petito +104 96 92 103 97 388; 16) Craig Savage +107 97 98 95 101 391; 17) John Gibson +109 110 96 93 94 393; 18) David Faulk +111 107 89 99 100 395; 19) Jack Newell Sr. +113 104 94 94 105 397; 20) tie, Greg Wheeler, Terry Simon 407; 22) Mark Mayo 412; 23) Kurtis Gibson 415; 24) Torgeir Robertson 416; 25) Gary George 425; 26) Scott Siebert 473

 Women’s championship flight

 1) Rose Pelletier 301; 2) Cathy Shuttleworth 356; 3) Teresa Fisher 364; 4) Connie Johnson 367; 5) Pamela Chesla  373.

 Women’s first flight

1) tie, Cathy Garrick, Halcyon Swisher 369; 3) Laura Walsh 371; 4) Shelley Smith 390; 5) Susan Gatewood 402; 6) Audrey Russo 416.

Contact Beth Bragg at bbragg@adn.com.