Cole Weiderstrom blasts his tee shot a few hundred yards down the middle of the Camaloch Golf Course fairway on Hole 6.

“That’ll do,” said one of the 39 Camaloch Lassies golfers who paid $5 for the recent Stanwood grad to step in for her in the tee box.

The gimmick was one of the many individual fundraisers during the 22nd annual Camaloch Lassies’ Tee It Up for Our Schools event on June 25, which raised a record $6,100 for local children in need.

In previous years, the Lassies’ tournament — organized by the women’s 9-hole golf club — raised money for various cancer research or treatment groups.

But this year the group decided to funnel money toward Stanwood-Camano School District students in need.

“We’re a bunch of grandmas, so when you say children need something, grandmas step up,” Lassies Vice-President Carol Ann DeCoster said. “We felt our donation would go much further locally.”

The Lassies will present the school district with a check during the school board meeting at 1 p.m. today, July 2.

In addition to donations, an auction, raffle and fundraisers on the course, Camaloch Men’s Club members and local businesses donated toward the cause:

Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant catered a taco salad bar for 55 people; and other sponsors were Mitch Roberts from Rairdon’s of Bellingham and Windermere Camano.

Patty Lewis won the Low Gross event, followed by Jackie Girard.

Other winners: Barbara Schustek (closest to the crooked line), Carol Ann DeCoster (closest to the pin on Hole 4: 13 feet, 7 inches), Jean Helass (longest putt on Hole 7: 17 feet, 2 inches), Cindy Smith (longest drive) and Sue Dakis (closest to the pin on Hole 9: 4 feet, 11 inches).

Camaloch Lassies, 6.25.19

Scenes from the Camaloch Lassies' Tee it up for Kids tournament on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Camaloch Lassies, 6.25.19

Scenes from the Camaloch Lassies' Tee it up for Kids tournament on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Camaloch Men’s Club

There were 103 golfers on June 26 for a Low Gross/Net by Flight competition.

Flight 1: Gary Schopf took the Low Gross title by shooting a 71. He was followed by Kurt Bayne (76). Jim LaRoche claimed the Low Net victory with a 66. He was followed by Cem Mattson (67), Patrick Ladd (68) and Bruce Williams (68). Low Putts: Gary Schopf (28).

Flight 2: John Hamlin seized the Low Gross crown with a score of 77. He was followed by Scott Stenson (80). Rick Eller and Steve Hubbell tied for the Low Net win with a (63). They were followed by Jim Thayer (64), Bill White (65), Doug Yarwood (65) and Jim Vanhorn (65).Low Putts: Doug Yarwood (25).

Flight 3: Roger Clark claimed the Low Gross victory with an 81. He was followed by Russ Hansen (86). Dave Smith took the Low New title with a 60. He was followed by Jerry Henebry (62), Bill McGlashan (62) and Mark Ross (63). Low Putts: Roger Clark (29)

Closest to the pin, Hole 4: Flight 1, Bruce Williams (5 feet, 6 inches); Flight 2, John Hamlin (15 feet); and  Flight 3, Vic Engstrom (5 feet, 9 inches).

Closest to the pin, Hole 9: Flight 1, Steve Penry (11 feet, 4 inches); Flight 2, Jim Croce (4 feet, 5 inches); and Flight 3, Mike Nickels (15 feet, 10 inches).


Camaloch Ladies

There were 26 golfers on June 25 for Dirty Dozen (throw out every third hole, net score of remaining holes).

Flight 1: Karla Frey earned the win with a 42. She was followed by Elaine Rickman (46), Ellen Falk (48) and Betty Martens (49).

Flight 2: Patti Cahan won with a 40. She was followed by Kathy Beauchamp (42), Sunny Venegas (43) and Dee Bollinger (47).

Closest to the Pin: Hole 4, Kay Park (12 feet, ½ inch; Hole 11, Elaine Rickman (4 feet).

Chip-ins: Gini Henderson on Hole 10, Lynette Lawson on Hole 11 and Polly Groseclose on Hole 14.

Low Putts: Karla Frey, Elaine Rickman, Sunny Venegas and Julie Anderson each had 30.

Contact reporter Evan Caldwell at and follow him on Twitter @Evan_SCN for updates throughout the week and on Instagram @evancaldwell.scn for more photos.

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