Golf

DEREK CLARKSTON/KODIAK DAILY MIRROR

Rebecca Rebar tees off during the 32nd Kodiak Island Golf Championships at Bear Valley Golf Course. Rebar won the women’s title. 

The island’s top golfers will gather at the Bear Valley Golf Course this weekend to battle for bragging rights. 

The 33rd Kodiak Island Golf Championships tees off Saturday and concludes Sunday. Rounds start at 8 a.m. 

The island championship — a 36-hole challenge — is the most prestigious golf tournament on The Rock.  

The tournament started in 1987 as a scholarship fundraiser for the Kodiak Noon Rotary Club. The Morning Rotary Club took over the event five years ago. All of the money collected goes to scholarships.

Jamie Schilbach continued a seven-year run of first-time winners by taking the 2018 title with a 36-hole total of 161.   

Rebecca Rebar overcame a six-stroke deficit on the final day to capture her first women’s crown with a 217 — two strokes better than runner-up Tricia Griffing. 

Franke Brown (first flight) and Allan Skaw (second flight) also won titles last year. 

The late James McCarthy, a former professional golfer, owns the men’s tournament record with a 132, shot in 2009. McCarthy also won in 2008.

Kriss Larson, who now lives in Arizona, holds the women’s record with a 171, shot in 2014. 

To sign up, contact Bear Valley Golf Course at 487-5323. Entry fee is $35, plus green fees. Lunch is provided both days.

 

Kodiak Island Golf 

Championships past champions

Men

2018 — Jamie Schilbach, 161; 2017 — Chuck Martin, 152; 2016 — Darin Ruhl, 165; 2015 — Mike Currier, 150; 2014 — Rick Kalil — 151; 2013 — Dustin Roberson, 152; 2012 — Mike Haymaker, 160; 2011 — Brett Larsen, 155; 2010 — Fred Barber, 157; 2009 — James McCarthy, 132; 2008 — James McCarthy, 139; 2007 — Steve Axley, 149; 2006 —Fred Barber, 151; 2005 — Bryan Stotts, 157; 2004 — Bryan Stotts, 152; 2003 — Fred Barber, 150; 2002 — John Sullivan, 157; 2001 — Peter Allan, 154; 2000 — John Sullivan, 158; 1999 — Art Bors, 150; 1998 — John Sullivan, 157; 1997 — Peter Allan, 157; 1996 — Art Bors, 157; 1995 — Dave Geddes, 155; 1994 — Luke Rooks, 118*; 1993 — Sam Litzinger, 162; 1992 — Casey Russell, 162; 1991 — Frank Tennison, 160; 1990 — Paul Holland, 156; 1989 — Rick Palmer, 162; 1988 — Rick Lindholm, 125*; 1987 — Dave Geddes, 173.

Women (dating back to 1992)

2018 — Rebecca Rebar, 217; 2017 — Susan Schmeisser, 205; 2014 — Kriss Larsen, 171; 2013 — Kriss Larsen, 185; 2012 — Kriss Larsen, 176; 2011 — Kriss Larsen, 180; 2010 — Susan Schmeisser, 204; 2009 — Karen Lafollete, 199; 2008 — Susan Schmeisser, 196; 2007 — Sharon Horn, 183; 2006 — Susan Schmeisser, 190; 2005 — Sharon Horn, 178; 2004 — Sharon Horn; 2003 — Sharon Horn, 186; 2002 — Sharon Horn, 189; 2001 — Jennifer Fogle, 225; 2000 — Karenia Hackett, 197; 1999 — Karenia Hackett; 1998 — n/a; 1997 — Karenia Hackett, 194; 1996 — n/a; 1995 — Amy Rooks, 199; 1994 — Karenia Hackett; 1993 — Rhonda Preslor, 158*; 1992 — Bonnie Jones, 231.

* 27-hole totals

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