News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 14, 2013

Busy times await Wabash Valley golfers

Tom Reck
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Golf activity will pick up for Terre Haute players.

The opening Terre Haute Golf Association event is slated this weekend and an open house for the reorganized Terre Haute Junior Golf Association is set for next week.

A two-man event will be played Saturday at Hulman Links with best-ball format and at Rea Park on Sunday with alternate shot.

One of the new events on the schedule is a Hall of Fame Cup on June 28-29 to be played from the blue tees at Hulman Links with a dinner following the first round.

This event will feature a Vigo County team based on top finishers in the 2012 city tourney against players from other courses in the area in  Ryder Cup-style competition. True alternate shot format will be followed the first round and head-to-head matches the second day.

Captains of the teams are Ted Kaperak and Rich Schelsky.

Hall of Fame Cup

Vigo County team — Ted Kaperak, captain; Mike Wright, Chris Cassell, Travis Turpen, Mike Roshel, Ryan Roscoe, Charlie Kluesner, Tom Jones

Wabash Valley team — Rich Schelsky, captain; Troy Farris, Chris Keen, Ryan Luce, Dusty Jovanovich, Brian Silvers, Bob Kyle, Scott Hess


n City tourney in July — The city tourney will be played earlier this year, scheduled for two weekends in July. The senior city will be in August.

THGA schedule

Two-man event — Saturday, Sunday

Hall of Fame Cup — June 29-30

Firecracker Open — July 4

City tourney — July 13-14, July 20-21

Senior city — Aug. 17-18

Fall Classic — Sept. 21-22

Other area events

Brazil Open — July 6-7

Stone Creek Open — Aug. 10-11

Spaghetti Open — Sept. 7-8

Geneva Hills two-man — Sept. 28-29

Forest Park two-man — Oct. 5-6.

Interclub — Oct. 13.

n Junior event set — The Terre Haute Junior Golf Association has been reorganized and will have an open house on Wednesday at the Rea Park driving range.

Refreshments will be available with free range balls and a drive-pitch-putt contest from 4 to 6 p.m.

 comments on the junior association.

“Although each individual course has some form of junior golf, there has been no formal organized group. In that vein, we are reformulating the Terre Haute Junior Golf Association,” said Dave Kennedy, the pro at Rea Park.

The junior city will be played July 9-11. Dates have been arranged for other events to accomodate soccer and baseball players after their league play ends.

Junior golf events

Country Club of Terre Haute

Junior clinic — Every Tuesday through July 2

Pepsi Mountain Dew stop — July 25

Idle Creek

Clinic — July 23-25

Tourney — July 26

Junior league — Every Thursday

Hulman Links

Camp — June 17-18 24-25, July 8-9 15-16 22-23

Group lessons — Today, July 24-25

Rea Park

Wednesday — Junior Golf Association open house

Camp — June 19-21, July 17-19

South junior girls camp — June 24-26

Junior scramble — TBA

Mark's Par Three

Friday lessons — June, July

Riley Lions Mark LaGrange Memorial Tourney — June 22

Auto racing

n Larson posts win — At Gas City, Kyle Larson won the opening Indiana Midget Week in dramatic fashion Wednesday at Gas City 1-69 Speedway.

Tracy Hines led 28 of the first 29 laps of the main event but Larson passed him on the final lap to win and then flipped. Larson also was one of the heat winners.

Hines finished second in the feature and Christopher Bell. The second race in the U. S. Auto Club event was Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway.

Fast qualifier — Bryan Clauson

Heat winners — Kevin Thomas Jr., Tanner Thorson, Caleb Armstrong, Kyle Larson, Steve Buckwalter (semi)

Feature — Larson, Tracy Hines, Christopher Bell, Andrew Felker, Buckwalter, Brad Mosen, Clauson, Darren Hagen, Brad Kuhn, Zach Daum, Jerry Coons Jr., Levi Jones, Michael Pickens, Bobby East, Dave Darland