Devil's Thumb Golf Club hosted the annual Delta Elk's Lodge #1235 golf tournament June 22. There were 18 teams vying for top honors in the 18-hole scramble.

With an 8 a.m. starting time players and tournament officials were lobbying for sunny weather without much wind. Mother Nature obliged but added a touch of cooler temperatures near the end of play to let players know they were lucky to play a totally clear tournament.

Players gathered at the Delta Elk's Lodge in Delta, following play, to enjoy a lunch provided by the Elk's and acknowledge the tournament's top winners.

This year's winning foursome included Rowyn Carmichael, Kurt Clay, Harold Clay and Mike Smith. Their round of 55 was two strokes better than the runner-up team of Richard Collins, Pfuuk Burgel, Brandon Kohles and D.J. Hladic-Pondy.

The Elk's organization honors the 11th hour in rituals observed in meetings. To honor that ceremony the team of Shari Ryan, Marvin Ryan, John Cooley and Jason Cooley won gift cards for their 11th-place finish in the tournament.

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