Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club president Daryle Halfnights drained his first-ever hole in one at the Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Saturday, taking home a new Polaris side-by-side.

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club president Daryle Halfnights drained his first-ever hole in one at the Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Saturday, taking home a new Polaris side-by-side.

Record turnout at memorial golf tournament

Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament a great success

By all accounts, the inaugural Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament was a great success last weekend, raising thousands of dollars for two local athletic bursaries as well as funding for the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District (BGCWL).

“We’d like to thank the community and the golf course for all the support,” said Crystal Wells, who organized the event alongside her husband, Cody Wells.

Crystal attributed the many personal and business donations, as well as the efforts of volunteers, to the success of the event.

“We couldn’t have done it without them.”

A total of 160 golfers teed off for the big hole tournament supported by 15 volunteers, which saw raffles, silent and live auctions and dinner for 180, all in memory of 26-year-old Jordan Siegmueller.

Siegmueller, a passionate golfer and friend to many, died last summer in an accidental drowning.

Cody said the event was the biggest ever attended at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club, which he attributed to Siegmueller’s lasting impact on the golfing community.

A total of $5,640 was raised in Siegmueller’s name which will be used as seed money to start two perpetual $1,000 bursaries for Lake City Secondary School athletes.

An additional $9,795 was also raised at the tournament to support youth programs for the BGCWL.

Another highlight of the tournament was when Daryle Halfnights, current president of the local golf club, got his first ever hole in one on the eighth hole at 165 yards to win a $30,000 side-by-side, sponsored by Big Sky Roofing and Gutter and I Brow U Clinic and provided by Spectra Power Sports.

“It was cold and windy and I shot low and it hit the green, rolled up, and back down across and just dropped into the hole,” said Halfnights of his first-ever hole in one. “Then everyone just erupted.”

Halfnights credited the Wells with hosting a great tournament.

“They ran it flawless,” he said, adding it was close to everyone’s hearts because it was in memory of Siegmueller.

It another interesting twist, it was the Wells, along with Shane Wilkie and Gord Simms who won the tournament and trophy, sponsored by the Williams Lake Tribune, with a score of 57.

Saturday evening golfers were congratulating the Wells, noting luck and blessings must be on their side because in February the two won the 50/50 draw when they took their Big Brother Big Sister little one to their first ever Canucks game.

The Wells said they are already looking forward to planning next year’s tournament.

 

Volunteers Karlee Moe (from left) and Becky Grosso oversee a fun pick to win game with golfers Josh Moffatt and Mark Berg at the Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

Volunteers Karlee Moe (from left) and Becky Grosso oversee a fun pick to win game with golfers Josh Moffatt and Mark Berg at the Jordan Siegmueller Memorial Charity Golf Tournament at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.