Holmes takes marathon

ESCANABA — Kevin Holmes of Escanaba achieved a little bit of personal history here Saturday, becoming the first runner to win a full marathon of any kind in Delta County.

Holmes covered the 26.2-mile course in five hours, three minutes, seven seconds in the inaugural Escanaba Beer Marathon in da’ Sunlight.

Rob Strome of Rockford, Mich. copped the half-marathon (2:35:51). Dennis Schultz of Ludington, Mich. was the 10-K winner (1:18:22) and John Vrancic of Escanaba took the one-mile event (10:28) on this sunny and warm day.

Gladstone Golf Club

Couples Tournament

GLADSTONE — Wendy Bratonia and Korey Smith shot a combined 66 and then won a playoff to break a three-way tie and win the Gladstone Golf Club Couples Tournament Saturday. Barb and John Zeni took second and Earlene and Eric VanDamme finished in third — each with a 66. Lori and Kelly Shea shot a 67 to take fourth and Tammy and Scott DeBakker took fifth with a 68.

The rest of the flight winners are listed below:

First Flight — Lori and Bob Linder 71

Second Flight — Connie and John Kangas 74

Third Flight — Lori Hertig and Steve VanEnkevort 76

Fourth Flight — Sandy Carns and Art Ybarra 78

Fifth Flight — Tracy and Peter VanEnkenvort 82

Sixth Flight — Linda and Kim Clouse (N/A)

Kallio shoots ace

GLADSTONE — Marty Kallio recorded his first-ever hole-in-one Saturday at Gladstone Golf Club during the Couples Tournament. Kallio aced the 170-yard No. 5 hole.


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