Ribelin takes title in Brady golf meet

May 31-June 3, 1966 Chuck Ribelin of Dallas outlasted Brady’s Paul Huntington Monday to take the title match 1- up in the Heart of Texas Businessman’s Golf Tournament. The best of the competition came in the consolation bracket of the Championship flight. Bill Sikes of Brownwood, defending champion, finished fast with a par-birdie string to drop Brady’s Leroy Breshers 3-1. Breshers turned the first nine holes 2-up on Sikes. In the Championship flight title match, Huntington made the turn 1-up on Ribelin. The Brady school teacher took the second hole with a bogey while Ribelin over shot the hole. On hole three Ribelin missed a three-footer and gave up the hole to Huntington’s par. Ribelin ended up carrying a 38 on the front nine with Huntington at 39. Ribelin won three more holes on the back nine, the 10th, 12th and 15th’all with pars. Huntington won only one hole on that side, the 14th. He had a tap in on birdie four on the hole after hitting his 60-ft. approach shot one-inch short. Ribelin had even par 35 on the back side and Huntington turned in a 38. Sikes was one under through eight holes of that side and Breshers was four over. Sikes, playing with six stitches in his right index finger, hit 11 of 17 greens in regulation par. His opponent, Breshers, hit 10 of 17. Ribelin hit eight of 18 in regulation and Huntington hit five of 18. Breshers carded a 67, four under par, for medalists honors in the three-day 54 hole tourney. Other results in final matches: First flight’Jerry Hopper, El Paso, beat John Thompson, Brownwood, 3-2. First flight consolation’Tony Traweek, Del Rio, beat B.D. Geeslin, 2-1. Second flight’Tom Kite, Austin, beat D.A. Harkrider, Brady, 1-up. Second flight consolation’Jerome Wilkerson, Brady, beat Roy Nowotny, Austin, 1-up. Third flight’S.B. Smith, Denton, beat Wayne Rawlings, Brady 5-4. Third flight consolation’Jack Hext, Eldorado, beat K.K. Steffens, Brady 1-up on 19. Fourth flight’Norman Lawler, Brady, beat Red Mayfield, Del Rio, 1-up. Fourth flight consolsation’Eldred Pruitt, Brady, beat Dan Moore, Del Rio, 1-up. Fifth flight’Bill Scurlock, Houston, beat Bob Cauthorn, Del Rio, 2-1. Fifth flight consolation’Jack Sallee, Bowie, beat Bob L. Nelson, Waco, 1-up on 21. Sixth flight’Gerald Lawler, Abilene, beat Lawrence Long, Dallas, 2-1. Sixth flight consolation’Harold Knight, Fort Worth, beat Jim Harkrider, Brady, 1-up on 21. Seventh flight’Bill Roberts, Garland, beat Henry King, Houston, 1-up. Seventh flight consolation’Laverne Goodwin, Garland, beat Bill Brookover, Abilene, 1-up. Following Monday’s finals, $1,500 in trophies and prizes were presented at the Club House. Flight winners and runners-up and consolation winners received trophies. Winners and runners-up in both flights and consolation received merchandise awards. Bert Harrison was awarded a sportsmanship trophy by the local golf association. Bill Robbins of Del Rio presented Dr. Harry Priess of Brady an appreciation trophy for the work he has done on the tournament committee in the past. *** Band twirlers for next year chosen at BHS Bulldog band twirlers for this coming year were chosen at try-outs last Wednesday in the high school gymnasium. Seniors Reva Hargrove and Carol Ricks; junior Joan Breckenridge and sophomores Rita Crew and Judy Bryson were elected by vote of the band members. Following the tryouts the band members held an ice cream picnic at Richards Park. *** Byron Crocker to graduate from Divinity School Byron Gray Crocker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Crocker, will be among 40 graduating divinity students graduating at the 72nd annual commencement of the Church of Divinity School of the Pacific at Berkley, Calif. June 2. Crocker attended Brady High School and the University of Texas. Following his ordination in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brady, he will be assistant rector at the church of the Advent in Brownsville. Five distinguished religious leaders, including the senior Episcopal Bishop of Southwest Asia, will be awarded honorary degrees at the commencement exercises. The commencement address will be given by the Rev. Paul P. Purta, S.S. Rector of St. Patrick’s seminary in Menlo Park. One of the leading seminaries in the world, Church Divinity School has students from all over the country and from many foreign countries. It is the official seminary of the Province of the Pacific. *** BHS Typing class to begin June 6 There will be an adult typing class held at Brady High school for six weeks this summer. Classes will be meet from 7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, starting June 6. Mrs. James Bates, commercial teacher at high school, will instruct the non-credit class.

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