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Thanks to all who braved the rain today to participate in the San Marcos Ice Bowl at Montiel Park. Fifty-one hardy souls slogged through the mud, mist and mulligans to help us celebrate the Grand Opening of San Diego County's newest disc golf course, and to generate a sizeable donation for The Angel's Depot (a North County Senior Food Bank). I will update later with totals for the donation in dollars and pounds of food, but it's safe to say this was a very successful event. The City of San Marcos officials on hand were very impressed by the turnout and had a great time - they spent about an hour involved in a putting contest using EDGE discs while the tournament was going on.

Dave Vincent of San Marcos shot a blistering 39 for 18 holes (slightly mulligan-aided) to take first place in the Men's Open division. Dave Roper's 40 took first in Advanced, after an umpteen-hole playoff with Carl Renda. A. J. Risley of San Marcos and Karl Huering were one shot back at 41. Aaron Van Matre also shot a 41, which was good enough for 1st in the Intermediate division.

Allison Wylot won the Open Women's division with a 44, Laurie Stroh shot 52 to win Women's Advanced and Robyn Butler won Women's Intermediate with a score of 53. Alex Bleher of San Marcos shot a 51 to win the Junior title.

Alex, John Butler and Don Vincent scored aces on holes 2, 1 and 3 respectively. John won a sudden-death putt-off to win the Discatcher Traveler basket. John and Alex played in the same group and scored their aces on back-to-back holes. It was the first PDGA tournament for both Alex and Don.

Other prize winners included:
- Allison Wylot and Ben Rutherford in the Putting Contest.
- Mike Lust won Disc Golf Bingo
- Rhett Stroh, Bill Maury-Holmes and A. J. Risley for Disc Golf Trivia.
- Joe Graham - Men's Open/Advanced CTP
- Allison Wylot - Women's Open/Advanced CTP
- John Butler - Men's Intermediate CTP (with an ace)
- Robyn Butler - Women's Intermediate CTP
- Sam Maury-Holmes - Junior's CTP
- Plus over 25 raffle prizes!!!

A big thanks to the following sponsors and supporters: Innova Discs, Emerald Isle Golf, SoCal Disc Golf Club, Sports Chalet, Compadres Chicken Restaurant, Jimbo's Naturally, Disc Golf World, Little Flyers, Disc Golf U., PDGA, Bill Maury-Holmes, Monica Watkins, A.J. Risley, Richard Hockaday, Mark Wilson, Joe Graham and Jeff Nichols. A super-big thanks also to Holly Malan, Craig Sargent-Beach and Ranger Ron of the City of San Marcos Community Services Department, and Community Services Commissioners Kathleen Kildoo, Tanis Brown, Holly Barrett, David Perrine and Marie Purdy who all helped cut the Grand Opening ribbon.

Full scores and standings are available at: San Marcos Ice Bowl Scores

Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding weekly minis and monthlies at Montiel, as well as a new sponsoring organization to run those events. And of course, prepare yourselves for the Kick-Off to the 2008 Tour de Rizbee, coming this summer, teeing off from Montiel Park.

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Comment by Side Arm Dave on March 6, 2008 at 12:20am
What a blast. Great event...
Comment by Brad on February 25, 2008 at 11:04am
Good times at the Ice Bowl, we even had a little break in the clouds as we were halfway through the final 9 . I love the great views of the surrounding hills and landscapes also, great spot for a course ..

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