Port Townsend Arctic Open Got Blue Skies
On Feb 19 & 20, the 36th Port Townsend Annual Bud Light “Arctic Open” Tournament players lucked out with blue skies. Since 1986, this two-day, 2-person team event has drawn golfers from several counties to the Port Townsend Golf Club.
Terry Berge, Ken Radon, and a few others have played this tournament for over 25 years, and it always has a good turn-out, even in rain or snow. Twin brothers, Keegan and Austin Khile, started playing at PTGC when they were kids. And at age 24, they both have played in the Arctic Open since they were 16. Russ Jerabek and Doug Collins drive up from Silverdale and Belfair for this tournament and other times during the year. Russ states, “We have Gold Mountain, Rolling Hills, and Lakeland closer to us, but we consider Port Townsend our’ home course’. It’s so beautiful and with nice people.”
This year, the tournament winners were Cody Piper & Zack Glover, tying with Ronnie Harrell & Gabe Tonan for Low Gross with a score of 133. The Low Net winners were Doug Collins and Russ Jerabek, with a score of 118.