It took a little bit of overtime, but this squad of local golfers and a Husky gridiron great came away with a playoff win.
The Irwin Dental team of Todd Irwin, Jason Doig, Jade Tisdale, Matt Averill teamed up with Joe Jarzynka, a University of Washington Husky football legend, to beat 39 other teams for the 10th Sonny Sixkiller UW Husky Celebrity Golf Classic title on July 30 at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course.
Jarzynka, known as a the fearless punt returner who was an all Pac-10 all-purpose player in 1998 who also returned kickoffs and was the team’s place kicker, helped the squad score a win by shooting a 53 and winning a scorecard playoff over the second place team of Michael Littman, Sid Krumpe, Mark Mitrovich, Tyler Sweet and former Husky track coach Greg Metcalf.
Finishing third was a team of Les Martin, Brett Bradley, Andy Ochs, Garrett Smithson and former Huskies star Lincoln Kennedy with a 17-under-par 55. Winning fourth in a tiebreaker was a team of Todd Negus, Paul Reed, Bill Evestad, Chad Wagner and former Husky Mark Lee with a 16-under-par 56.
The tournament consisted of 40 foursomes along with a UW Huskies celebrity playing a scramble format.
Former UW star quarterback Sonny Sixkiller hosted the event, which featured famous Huskies such as Steve Emtman, Robin Earl, Kevin Gogan as well as Olympic Peninsula Huskies such as Matt Lane, Scott Jones and Derrin Doty.
Presented by Wilder Auto Center at Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, the event raised a record net $91,000 for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation – the tournament’s beneficiary and the organizer of the tournament, along with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
The event was sponsored by Wilder Auto, Irwin Dental Center, Lakeside Industries, Swinerton Builders, with the dinner and auction sponsored by D.A. Davidson.