Local golf: Battles begin for Marquette Golf Club, Wawonowin club championships

MARQUETTE – Top seeds held in seven of eight matches in the first round of the club championship at the Marquette Golf Club on Saturday at the Greywalls course.

Quarterfinals were scheduled for Sunday, with the final two rounds set for 8 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. today.

On Saturday, No. 15 seeded Scott Koski defeated No. 2 Mike Parks in the only seeding upset. In other matches, No. 1 Mike Devine defeated Jim Higgins, No. 3 Dennis Hruska def. George Trujillo, No. 4 Aaron Swanson def. Dan Viitala, No. 5 Chad Wester def. Dan McCutcheon, No. 6 Mike Marietta def. Ben Johnson, No. 7 Chris Rhoades def. KC Bjorne and No. 8 Dan Nygard def. Bob Luke.

Sunday’s matchups included Devine vs. Nygard, Swanson vs. Wester, Koski vs. Rhoades and Hruska vs. Marietta.

Wawonowin men’s tourneys open

ISHPEMING – Early-round action was held Saturday in two divisions of the Wawonowin Country Club Men’s Club Tournament.

In quarterfinal play in the senior men’s championship, Bob Christian defeated Tom Hammar, 4 and 3, Mike Maino edged Gunnar Korpinen, 3 and 2, Mike Nelson held off Miles Buck, 4 and 3, and Dale Bayer zipped past Bob Yohe, 7 and 6.

Sunday’s schedule included Christian vs. Maino and Nelson vs. Bayer.

Here are scores from the first round of the men’s championship flight on Saturday – Scott Saari defeated Mark Burke, 5 and 3; Steve Pope def. Dean Ellis, 5 and 3; Rob Carlson def. Tom Farley, 4 and 3; KC Saari def. Ryan Meyer, 5 and 4; Sam Genord def. Rich Karki, 4 and 2; Matt Adamczyk def. Brandon Fernea, 3 and 2; Mark Clements def. Dean Olson, 1-up; and Jared Koski def. Ryan Farley, 2 and 1.

Sunday’s matchups were Saari vs. Pope, Carlson vs. Saari, Genord vs. Adamczyk and Clements vs. Koski.