Frederick family hosts 27th annual memorial golf tournament
Wheatland resident and WHS athletic director Cedric Philo competed in the 27th annual Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament and following the Saturday round, all golfers were invited to a barbecue picnic at the course. Golfers from all over Wyoming participated and some from other states as well. Bottom pics: At the scholarship banquet last Saturday night, students who were awarded scholarship monies to continue their education were on the ninth hole for a picture. From left: Alanae Oliver, Kiyara Conner, Whitney Martin, TyLinn Cooper, Tyler Cisneros, Ann Logan, Rawland Isabell, Will Baker, Maitthias Beers, Dakota Conner and Brendon Roth. Craig Frederick who has been golfing in this tournament since he was 21 years old was the master of ceremonies and thanked sponsors before announcing the winners of this year’s scholarships given to graduates of Guernsey-Sunrise High School so they can have monetary help continuing their education.
GUERNSEY - The 27th annual Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament is in the books and the results are in for the tournament.
In 27 years the course is still as beautiful as ever according to one of the original organizers of the tournament, Doug Frederick.
“The course looks great after 27 years,” Frederick said. “The golf has gone to hell.”
Frederick was not yet a century old when the first tournament was played. The field was 180 golfers.
“I think we had 64 teams one year, which was the biggest,” said Doug’s brother Chuck Frederick, another original organizer of the tournament. 54 teams would be ideal, but we just don’t turn ‘em down. It’s a great three or four days.
For 27 years golfers from all over the country have been coming to Guernsey in August to golf in the Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament. This marked the 27th year for the annual family tournament that raises money for student scholarships. Although some of the kids had already departed to college, there were a number of college-bound students that were on hand to receive their scholarship certificate.
“This is going real well,” said Craig Frederick who was only 21 years old when his family began the tournament at his suggestion. There have been a lot of familiar faces along with a few new teams this year in what is the second largest field we’ve seen here. It is definitely family oriented in that we have people that play along with their families in their team. A lot of people will come just to hang out with their families who are playing or friends that they know. It’s nice to have a weekend together and say goodbye to summer before everyone has to rush back to their busy schedules. It’s also playing golf for a good cause.”
The Frederick family would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for contributing to the success of the 27th Annual Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament
Tournament Sponsor – First State Bank Guernsey
Contributors to the Frederick Memorial Scholarship fund:
First State Bank
Frederick Golf Tournament
Crazy Tony’s Golf Tournament
Tim & Sharon Newton
Ron and Marian Gilson
Pete and Mary Martinez
Blueprint Mortgage Group, Andrew Jensen
Disco & Edie Harris
Theresa Ibarra Memorial
Jeff & Linda Newton
Contributors to the Frederick Golf Tournament
The staff and ground crews Trail Ruts Golf Course
Tesha Frederick and family Preparing the meals
Frederick family Calcutta Refreshments
Kelly’s Bar and Chuck & Doug Frederick Calcutta Refreshments
Twisters Lunch Sat
Craig Frederick Auctioneer
Laura Burfeind Photography & Historian
180 golfers Participating in the tournament
Flag prize contributors:
H & J Contracting (Harold Thomas)
John Bunning Transfer
Lockman’s Lunch Box
Guernsey Super Foods
Register Cliff Pharmacy
Sassy Hair Design
Trail Ruts Golf Course
Windy Peaks Brewery
Wyoming West Realty
The tournament consisted of 60 3- person teams (180 players) in 6 flights. Each flight playing for their respective portion of the prize pool and Calcutta.
Flight A –
1st –Tracy Richardson, Brett Moniz, Dan Dody (-15)
Tie 2nd & 3rd Chase Cochran, Braden Douglas, Mick Cochran (-14)
Dustin Rothe, Tom Pindell, Dave Patterson (-14)
4th – Steve Pollock, Tyler Pollock, Braden Fagenbush (-11)
1st – Wally Sturivant, Blain Ayes, Andy Smith (-11)
Tie 2nd & 3rd – Shawn Frederick, Wes Gamble, Cooper Gamble (-10)
Craig Frederick, Chuck Frederick, Austin Tyler (-10)
Tie 4th – Travis Ibarra, Andrew Jensen, Lauren Jensen (-7)
Bill McIntyre, Bo Oliver, Lou Franzen (-7)
1st– Nick Paustian, Allison Gapter, Chris Patterson (-9)
2nd – Joe Nelson, Joe Jones, Curtis Wilson (-8)
Tie 3rd & 4th – Cody Heimsoth, Joel McKee, Rob Jones (-6)
Curtis VanHouten, Waylon Geuke, Karen Geuke
Tie 1st & 2nd – Matt Lehning, John Burfeind, Sandy Johnson (-9)
Nigel Bristow, Kaitlyn Koepp, Cory Bristow (-9)
3rd – Brian Jackson, Miles Whitney, Nate Bowman (-4)
Tie 4th – Patrick Hillers, Daniel Rodriguez, Vicky Dimas ((-3)
Zach Unrein, Rachel Carlson, Matt Carlson (-3)
1st – Mike King, Abe Moreno, Tasha Moreno (-8)
Tie 2nd, 3rd, & 4th – Justin Murphy, Garrett Murphy, Ray Reisig (-4)
Marc Martinez, Khayla Otero, Kasey Otero (-4)
Dave Berg, Josh napp, Ashley Knapp (-4)
1st – Kellie Augustyn, Khery Otero, Khrysie Snyder (-3)
Tie 2nd & 3rd – Allie Eddington, Lisa Eddington, Jamie Wilson (-1)
Nathan Burnett, Eric Peterson, Logan Day (-1)
4th – Marty McKinney, Mark Parvin, Dylan Milam (E)
According to Mable Frederick, there are 25 scholarships that will be given out this year totaling $12,800.
During last year’s tournament and in their own words, and in a commemorative book was created just for the silver anniversary of the event, the tale unfolded as to how the tournament got its start.
“When Grandpa Chet passed away in September 1995, a simple conversation started between John and Craig while working together. Knowing how important education and sports were to Chet, they decided a golf tournament in his name would be a way to honor him and give back to the community he lived in. The family loved the idea and decided the ‘Chet Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament would be held ever year in August. Uncle Rick passed away in 2003 and the name changed to the “Frederick Memorial Golf Tournament.”
Back in 1996 when the tournament began there were 27 teams and the family didn’t know if the tournament would be successful. After that first year, they knew that somewhere Grandpa Chet was smiling down from a distance.
By 1997 the first scholarship was given to one recipient, Danny Sisson, in the amount of $500. In 25 years, the tournament has given $146,150 and awarded 399 scholarships to 138 different students. Last year there was $10,700 given out in total scholarship money divided between 20 different students.
The golf tournament of 60 teams which was the second largest field ever entered in the history of the tournament.
Schedule of events:
- Golfing included three sessions, two Saturday and one session Sunday.
- A Calcutta was held at 6:30 Friday night.
- Flights C&D 8 a.m. Saturday, Flights E&F 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Scholarship presentations and dinner for golfers and scholarship recipients and their
Families was held Saturday at 7 p.m.
- Flights A&B. - Sunday 8 a.m.
Students receiving scholarships:
$700 to fourth year recipients:
Austin Albrecht – Colorado Mesa Univ, Grand Junction, Colorado
Kacey McCoid – Montana State Univ. , Bozeman, Montana
Krista Malcom - Black Hills State Univ., Spearfish, South Dakota
McKenzie Romero – Nazarene Bible College, Lenexa, Kansas
Whitney Martin – Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
Destiny Covington – Univ of Wyoming
Kassidy Morales – Casper College
$600 to third year recipients:
Mickayla VanNatter – Hastings College, Nebraska
$500 to second year recipients:
Jasmine Castellaw – EWC, Torrington
Katrina Christensen – Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
TyLinn Cooper – EWC, Torrington
Alexis Elmore – Univ of WY
Macoyia Stoneking – EWC, Torrington
Brendon Roth – EWC, Torrington
$400 to first year recipients:
William Baker – Univ of WY
Maitthias Beers – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Tyler Cisneros – EWC, Torrington
Ann Logan – EWC, Torrington
Alanae Oliver – EWC, Torrington
Dakota Conner – Casper College
Kiyara Conner – Western Governor’s Univ
Stoney Dimas – Western Nebraska Comm. College, Scottsbluff
Rawland Isabell – EWC, Torrington
Afton Kelley – Black Hills State Univ., Spearfish, South Dakota
Anna Troupe – Univ of WY