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Local pros honored for their service by PGA Northern Chapter

Ventura County Star, Calif. — Bob Buttitta Ventura County Star, Calif.

Feb. 13--If Alison Curdt keeps winning awards at her current pace, she's going to need a much bigger trophy case.

Curdt, the director of instruction at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, was recently named the PGA Northern Chapter's 2017 Golf Professional of the Year.

Considered one of the top young instructors in the country, Curdt was also named an LPGA Top 50 Teacher for 2017-2018. She has won several prestigious awards, including the 2016 SoCal PGA Teacher of the Year, the 2015 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, and Golf Digest's Best Young Teacher in America.

Several other local professionals were honored by the Northern Chapter.

Justin Hight of Spanish Hills Country Club was named the 2017 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.

Rodney Scott from Rustic Canyon Golf Course was named the 2017 Merchandiser of the Year. Colby Hartje from Elkins Ranch was given the 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award for his service to his fellow golf professionals.

Los Robles Greens teaching professional Brian Borowski was named the 2017 Northern Chapter Teacher of the Year.

Hole-in-one report

Malibu resident Jordan Simon made his first career hole in one a memorable one, acing the par-4, 250-yard 18th hole at Westlake Golf Club. Simon used his driver to record his first hole in one and a rare double-eagle. Nick Kinsman witnessed the shot.

Rick Milbourn, who works at River Ridge as a players assistant, scored a hole in one on the 135-yard third hole on River Ridge's Vineyard Course. Milbourn used a 6-iron to score his perfect shot, which was witnessed by Don Luxmore, Bob Ellis and Dan Young.

Tony Felix scored a hole in one on the 106-yard 15th hole on River Ridge's Victoria Lakes Course. Felix used a 52-degree wedge. Eli Winters, Brett Thomas and Ray Ashworth were witnesses.

Brown, MacKay win scramble

New Soule Park general manager Keith Brown and Doug MacKay combined to shoot an impressive score of 10-under-par 62 to take home first place at the 21st annual Nordhoff Basketball Two-Man Scramble golf tournament at Soule Park.

The 62 posted by Brown and MacKay, who were teammates on both their high school and college golf teams, tied the tournament's Soule Park record. Tyson York and Nate Cooper hold the tournament record with a 58, which they shot at the Ojai Valley Inn a decade ago.

Soule Park teaching professional Jim Coldren and partner John Obraza tied for second with fellow Soule Park teaching pro Jenny Davis and her partner Adrian Frape. Coldren and Obraza were given the second-place honors in a scorecard playoff.

Dave Thomas and son Devlin were fourth at 67. Defending champions Robin Williams and Scott Snowbarger finished tied for fifth at 68 with Chris Williams and Gene Berban Jr. Fifteen of the 35 groups finished at par or better.

Camarillo tournament rescheduled

The Camarillo High School Music Boosters golf tournament and dinner, which was originally set for Feb. 12 at Las Posas Country Club, has been rescheduled for April 30.

The tournament raises fund for the school's music program.

Information: ACHS Music Booster Presidents Julie Rutherford and Tim Ward at achsbandboosterpresident@gmail.com.

Event registration and sponsorships can be purchased online at achsmusic.com/golf-tournament.

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