Winner Buz McKinley lines up a putt during the South Whidbey Invitational Friday. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Winner Buz McKinley lines up a putt during the South Whidbey Invitational Friday. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

McKinley, Adams finish 1st in South Whidbey Invitational / Golf

Buz McKinley and Kris Adams posted the low gross scores to lead the field at the 46th annual South Whidbey Invitational at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21.

Brian Stanton and Martha Carrier were the net leaders in the tournament, which featured 123 players.

McKinley, a past champion, topped the men with a 147 gross score over two rounds, one stroke better than Stanton, who made a run at McKinley Saturday with a tournament-best round of one-under 71. Stanton carded a net 136.

Adams led the women with a 169; Carrier was the net leader with a 146.

Longtime club member Bill Hahn provided one of the highlights of the invitational with a hole-in-one on No. 7 Saturday.

The flight rankings were determined by Stableford scoring for 36 holes.

Men’s Results

Flight 1, gross: 1, Eddie Mulcahy, 66; 2, Dale Watanabe, 64.

Flight 1, net: 1, Paul Schuller, 78; 2, Tom Donnelly, 68.

Flight 2, gross, 1, Brendan Carroll, 56; 2, Steve Gray, 55.

Flight 2, net: 1, Brian Carey, 74; Gary Clegg, 70.

Flight 3, gross: 1, Jim Cox, 53; 2, Jim Heg, 49.

Flight 3, net: 1, Bill Hehn, 73; 2, Baron Kofoed, 66.

Flight 4, gross: 1, Dale Einwalter, 48; 2, Mike Stone, 42.

Flight 5, gross: 1, Leo Munoz, 42; 2, Hahn, 39.

Flight 5, net: 1, Randy Wilcox, 72; 2, Joe Simon, 71.

Flight 6, gross: 1, Mark Robinson, 41; 2, Bob Erickson, 35.

Flight 6, net: 1, Rob Galbreath, 79; 2, Bill Cochran, 73.

Flight 7, gross: 1, Steven Bradley, 31; 2, Jim Johnson, 29.

Flight 7, net: 1, Tom Shimozato, 69; 2, Dan Mates, 62.

Women’s Results

Flight 1, gross: 1, Sue Rockwell, 39; 2, Jill McKinley, 38.

Flight 1, net: 1, Melissa Tucker, 68; 2, Mary Jo Dedomenico, 64.

Flight 2, gross: 1, Bonnie Kodis, 26; 2, Cathey Bachman, 25.

Flight 2, net: 1, Traci Winn, 64; 2, Nan Roth, 61.

Flight 3, gross: 1, Laurie Leonetti, 31; 2, Sharon Eickhoff, 20.

Flight 3, net: 1, Kay Stockholm, 73; 2, Sharon Sanford, 69.

Closest to the Pin

Friday, hole No. 3, men: Steve Tibbitts, 7’2”.

Women: Cathey Burkett, 32’6”.

Friday, hole No. 7, men: Chris Evans, 6’6”.

Women: Lisa Ziccarelli, 9’9”.

Saturday, hole No. 3, men: Schuller, 24’3”.

Women: Kim Knowles, 12’5”.

Saturday, hole No. 7, men: Hahn, ace.

Women: Sanford, 10’8”.

Putting Contest

1, Gray; 2, Stuart MacGeorge; 3, Mary Ann Kirkland; 4, Steve Tibbitts.

Honey Pot

Round one, men: Schuller, Mulcahy, McKinley, Carey.

Women: Kirkland, Carrier, Leonetti.

Round two, men: Stanton, Einwalter, Bradley.

Women: Eickhoff, Carrier, Sanford, Tucker, Stockholm.

Deuce Pot

Day one: Rockwell, Greg Stone, Carrier, Buz McKinley, Mulcahy, Steve Ferris.

Day two: Schuller, Sanford, Mike Stone, Jack Olson, Bill Andreason, Bill MacGeorge.

Brian Carroll, left, and Bob Rigwood follow the path of Carroll’s putt. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Brian Carroll, left, and Bob Rigwood follow the path of Carroll’s putt. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Byron Vadset seeks to sink a putt.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Byron Vadset seeks to sink a putt. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Dean Olmstead follows the flight of his chip shot.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Dean Olmstead follows the flight of his chip shot. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Don Kirkland chips to the green.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Don Kirkland chips to the green. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

John Williams attempts to sink a putt on the ninth hole.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

John Williams attempts to sink a putt on the ninth hole. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Tom Davis taps a putt toward the hole.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Tom Davis taps a putt toward the hole. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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