Bryce Lehmann, 10, of Carson City became the youngest finisher at the 41st annual Ponderosa Ridge Run as the rain poured down at Lake Tahoe Saturday morning.
In addition, Brett Long of Carson City finished third, covering the 9.5-mile route from Spooner Summit to Kingsbury in 1 hour, 19.13 seconds. Incline Village’s J.P. Donovan won his third straight Ridge title, winning in 1:03.20.
Lehmann finished in 1:54.00 while Elmer Sanborn, 78, of South Lake Tahoe, was the oldest finisher in 3:32.08.
It was the first time in the 41-year event that rain fell on the runners. Fortunately for the 29 runners, there were no sightings of lightning. And the rain did bring cooler conditions on a course that starts at 7,300 feet and climbs nearly 2,000 feet in the first 4-1/2 miles to the top near Genoa Peak.
Carson City’s Kari Long finished second among women and eighth overall in 1:46:09.
Save on golf at Silver Oak
For the remainder of July, golfers can save nearly 50 percent off green fees at Silver Oak.
Players can play for $30, but the offer must be purchase online. The tee times are for Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The voucher must be printed out and printed off with confirmation number and handed in at the pro shop upon check in.
For more information on the offer, call 841-7000.
Vendervort wins women’s tourney
Carli Vendervort shot a net 70 to win Flight 1 at the recent Silver Oak Women’s Club tournament.
The format was red, white and blue, which meant six holes played from the red, six from the white and six from the blue. Vicki Barbaria was second at 72 and Terri Paden was third with a 74.
Loretta Szymanski and Pricilla Kramer won Flight 2 with 75s and Marti Veverka was third with a 77.
Aces for two local golfers
Marti Veverka and Mike Schellin recorded holes-in-one recently.
Veverka’s ace came on the par-3 14th at Silver Oak during the women’s club event.
Schellin aced the 198-yard par-3 12th at Thunder Canyon. His shot was witnessed by Greg Martinelli, Randy Plymell and Mike Kennedy. He used a 5-iron.
Adrian, Isaacson win Empire Ranch senior event
Al Adrian and Steve Isaacson combined to shoot a net 54 for first-place in Flight A last Wednesday during the Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club Modified Stableford tournament in Carson City.
The winning team finished two points ahead of Tom Teders and George Flamer at Empire Ranch Golf Course. John Masiello and Fred Olesek placed third at 51, Tony Grinceri and Allen Giannotti took fourth (51), while Geoff Swann and Dave Knighton (49) placed fifth.
Gary Mick and Norm Scoggin won Flight B with their score of 55. Gary Dalen and Paul Weller took second-place with 53 points, Marty Martinez and Don Swanson (49) placed third, Dennis Justin and Dan Rodgers (48) placed fourth, while Donnie Curd and Bob Pitcock (46) placed fifth.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Weller on the White Course fourth hole, Olesek on White No. 8, Marshall McCurdy on Blue No. 4 and Don Wilson on Blue No. 8.
Poe wins Carson Valley tournament
Charlie Poe won first place in Flight A of the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club Red, White and Blue Tees tournament on Sunday.
Poe (69) beat Jeff Schreiber in a tiebreaker. Dennis Patterson (71) was third.
In Flight B, Melvin Ness (65) won over Brick Ludington (68 won in a tie breaker) over Don Henderson.
In Flight C, Paul Lockwood (66), topped Neil Bain (69) and Bruce Sanford (70).
Poe won closest to the pin on Hole No. 1 and Henderson won closest to the pin on Hole No. 18.
Bighorns slate dance team auditions
The Reno Bighorns will hold open auditions on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at Caughlin Club in Reno.
Prior to that, the team will hold two workshops on July 26 and Aug. 2 from 2 to 5:30 p.m., also at Caughlin Club. The workshop will act as a mock audition, and participants will be asked to come with full performance hair and make-up as well as an audition outfit to get feedback on their appearance. The cost is $35.
For more information call Alyson Kunzi at 775-473-2680 or email@example.com.
Dave Price of The Record-Courier contributed to this story.