A New Tradition Tees Off

Tony Lehner

Joshua Clark photos

Tony Lehner chips a ball off the rough towards the hole. Lehner, the namesake of the tournament, won the second flight in a three-way tie.

Joshua Clark, joshua@glenrockind.com

The sky was blue, not a cloud in sight, as the early Sunday morning sun shined bright over the beautiful green course. 

It was early enough in the day that the temperature didn’t reach the scorching levels Glenrock residents have grow accustomed to these past few weeks, and a cool breeze pulled it all together, making it a perfect day for the first ever Tony Lehner Classic Golf Tournament at the Glenrock Golf Course. 

Lehner himself tee’d off for the ceremonial first drive, the first of 24 individual golfers all competing against each other for the final cash prize. 

“We started this tournament because we wanted to recognize Tony’s (Lehner) hard work and dedication to the course,” tournament organizer Chris Gray said. “If it wasn’t for his effort, we wouldn’t have this great golf course to play on in Glenrock.”

The event could not have happened without help from sponsors said Gray.

“The money we awarded the winners was donated by The Doorman and Ridgeline Powerline service, Electrical Controls and Information supplied our catered lunch and Teton Beverage and Quality Beverage supplied the drinks.”

Golfers were separated into three different flights based on their handicap, with those with a zero to 12 handicap in the championship flight, those with a 13-20 handicap in the first flight and those with a 21 and above handicap in the second flight. 

The championship flight ended with a tie for first place between Mike Prather and Bruce Johnston, with Sean Casey coming in third. In the first flight, Kirk Lehner came in third, Scott McCash came in second and Travis Schumer finished on top. Finally, the second flight ended in a three-way tie between Tony Lehner, Brian McCash and Sean Casey. 

“We believe the tournament was a great success,” Gray said. “It helped get the word out that we have a great nine-hole course here and we are proud of the way the course has improved each year with the hard work of Kyle St. Clair, Joe Perko and the numerous volunteers that help and work to make it what it is. We had 24 golfers this year and hope it will grow to 36 in the future. It was a lot of fun and raised a lot of money for the golf course.” 

In all, the tournament raised $3,000 for the golf course.

The Glenrock Golf Club will be hosting the Annual Joe Hand Golf Tournament Sunday, Aug. 2. 



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