Todd Tripp, Theresa Asper and Don Smith were the winners in the first-annual Dick Hanen Club Championship at Watson Ranch Golf Course last weekend.
Andre Liloc, the new owner at the course, restored the club championship tournament this year and named it after Hanen, perhaps the best golfer ever to come out of the golf course, formerly called Coos Country Club.
Tripp shot a 73 for low-gross honors in the men’s division. Jay Jackson took low-net honors with a 65 (76 gross).
Asper won the women’s division with an 80. Marilyn Wilson had low-net honors with a 72 (86 gross).
Smith shot his age, 77, to win the senior division. Ed Yelton took low-net honors with a 64 (90 gross).
Hanen, who graduated from Marshfield in 1939, advanced to the U.S. Amateur two times, nearly getting a chance to play Jack Nicklaus in 1961 when Hanen qualified for the tournament at 41 years old.
The 96-year-old Hanen attended the event, along with his daughters, Caddy and Becky.
Hanen won multiple club championships at Coos Country Club and went on to play golf for the University of Oregon. He set the Coos Country Club course record as a teenager in 1938.