Conover wins putting contest

The Newton Kansan
Winners of the 15th annual Pine Edge Putting Contest, from left, Nelson Goertzen, Delbert Peters, Gavan Petersen, Chad Lindeman, CJ Conover, Anthony Jenkins, Chet Roberts and Dustin Johnson.

GOESSEL — The 15th annual Pine Edge Putting Contest drew 25 competitors to the rural Goessel golf course.

C.J. Conover won the contest for the $200 prize and the Pine Edge “Green Vest,” while Gavan Peterson was second. The winner was determined with a 30-foot putt.

Other place winners included Anthony Jenkins, third; Dustin Johnson, fourth; Chet Roberts, fifth; Nelson Goertzen, sixth; Delbert Peters, seventh; and Chad Lindeman, eighth.

Lee Goertzen, of North Newton, won the 30-yard chipping contest, finishing 1 foot 4 1/2 inches from the hole.

Leroy Koehn and Roberts won the two-player scramble. Brian Gallop and Dave Litchback finished second, followed by Jon Warniek and Michelle Brazek in third, Jason High and Rod Kreie in fourth, and Peters and Karl Brubaker in fifth.

Gallop and Warniek were closest to the pin. Koehn and Art Knoll had the longest putt.