Yakima Golf Tournament Recap

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The weather was mild compared to year’s past, but the golfing was not at WAEF’s second of two annual golf tournaments held Thursday, July 14th at Apple Tree Resort in Yakima presented by Wilbur Ellis Company & DuPont. 36 teams gathered for friendly competition, networking and to support WAEF! Read further for the winners, sponsors, volunteers and more!


 2016 Yakima Golf Tournament Winners

 The Winning Tee game – with a guess of 223 tees in the jar, Shelly Monson

Let’s Have a Ball Drawing – Yakima Pomological Club

Sponsored by ARMTech Insurance Services:

Putting Contest (Hole in One) Jordan Delay
Putting Contest (Hole in One) John Harris

Sponsored by Simplicity Homes:

Accurate Drive – Virgil Newman
Men’s Long Drive – Kent Christianson
Women’s Long Drive – Morgan Baum
Longest Putt – Cody Edwards
Closest to the Pin – TJ Huffman

Sponsored by Burrows Tractor:

Tractor Ball Dump—Andrew Sundquist

Top Teams:

1st Place Low Net – Gilbert Orchards

·         Paul Newman
·         Virgil Newman
·         Chelsea Frontis
·         Luis DeLeon

 2nd Place Low Net – Wilbur Ellis #3

·         Jim Williams
·         Jason Champoux
·         Kurt Sutton
·         Scott Jacky

3rd Place Low Net – International Paper

·         Steve Hein
·         Derek LaFramboise
·         Craig Anderson
·         Thomas Hale

1st Place low Gross – CHUBB Agribusiness & Rain & Hail

·         Mark Cummings
·         Jeff Widdows
·         Joe Survilla
·         Gary Heilig

2nd Place Low Gross – Burrows Tractor

·         Tom Riel
·         JR Gomez
·         John Riel
·         Dusty Frontis

3rd Place Low Grow – Key Bank

·         Cody Edwards
·         Eric Edwards
·         Brian Edwards
·         John Harris

 Grand Prize Raffle, sponsored by DECCO – Winner of Titleist 915 Driver, Todd Sund

 Congratulations to the contest and tournament winners!

celebrating success!

celebrating success!



Burrows tractor ball dump!

Burrows tractor ball dump!

WAEF would like to recognize and thank the generous sponsors who helped achieve this event:

 Presenting sponsors: Wilbur Ellis Company & DuPont

 Banquet sponsor: Key Bank

 Carts sponsor: AgroFresh

 Caddy Pack sponsor: PayneWest Insurance Company

 Lunch sponsor: Michelsen Packaging Company

 Beverage sponsor: Allan Brothers

 Putting Contest sponsor: ARMTech Insurance Services

 Registration Bags: Ozone International

 Course Contest: Simplicity Homes

 Tractor Dump: Burrows Tractor, Inc.

 Raffle sponsor: DECCO-US Post Harvest, Inc.

 Hole in One sponsor: USI Kibble & Prentice

 Driving Range sponsor: RaboBank Agrofinance

 Team sponsors and hole sponsors:

Antles Pollen Supply
Aweta Autoline, Inc.
Bank of the West
Banner Bank
CHUBB Agribusiness
Columbia Valley Fruit
CPC International
Dow AgroSciences
Excel Fruit Brokerage
F&M Construction
Gilbert Orchards
HR Spinner
Hurst International
International Paper
Keyes Fibre Corporation
Lexar Homes
Michelsen Packaging Company
Moss Adams
Northwest Farm Credit Insurance Services
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Pace International
Pape Material Handling
Price Cold Storage
Sage Fruit Company
Sinclair Systems
Slimline Manufacturing
Strand Apples
Tree Top Inc.
V.K. Powell Construction
Washington Fruit & Produce
Washington State Tree Fruit Association
Yakima Pomological Club

Also, thank you to all the volunteers who made the Yakima tournament run so smooth!

Thank you:
Dee Schoenmakers, Yoselin Perez, Ranie Haas, Emily Allwardt, John Haas, Mallory Schindler, Scott Dray, Serena Peterson, Jesus Duarte, Sharon Loos, Alejandro Jimenez, Sharon Miracle, Vanessa Reyes-Romero, Rhonda Lyons, Yvette Llamas, Chris Jevne, Doug Kearby, Tyler Weinbender, Jose Baretto, Breann Speer, Tami Linger, Alfredo Reyes, Eliceo Navarro, LaVerne Bergstrom, Madai Martinez, Lauren Johnson, and Kate Fraizer.