Team wins Goetz/Lee tourney with score of 60

Tournament winners Josh Halemeier,Justin Kahut, Rachel Stenberg and Stephen Stenberg at Hood River Golf Course.

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Tournament winners Josh Halemeier,Justin Kahut, Rachel Stenberg and Stephen Stenberg at Hood River Golf Course.

With a low gross of 60, the four-person team of Josh Halemeier, Justin Kahut, Stephen Stenberg and Rachel Stenberg finished as winners of the second-annual Dale Goetz/Marc Lee Memorial Golf Tournament last weekend at Hood River Golf Course. The four beat out five other teams in the tournament held to honor two Hood River residents who were killed in action in 2006 and 2010 serving the United States military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The trio of Tom Yates, Michael Stenberg and Oscar Stenberg finished just a few strokes off, with a gross of 66, to claim second place in the six-team tournament. Complete results are as follows:

First — Low gross of 60: Josh Halemeier, Justin Kahut, Stephen Stenberg, Rachel Stenberg

Second — 63: Tom Yates, Michael Stenberg, Oscar Stenberg

Third — 66: George Fort, George Young, Dr. Paul Armerding

Fourth — 70: Kirby Carter, Austin Requa, Alex Tran, Scott Halliday

Fifth — 72: Nate Boyden, Jake Johnson, Adam Ohlson

Sixth — 73: Darrin Lingel, Caleb Lingel, Joe Petshow, Alex Petshow

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Lee was a Navy SEAL killed in Iraq in 2006 while helping save a soldier wounded on a rooftop by a sniper. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism, the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon for his actions in the battle.

Goetz, an Army chaplain serving in Afghanistan, was killed in 2010 while helping fellow soldiers whose Humvee was hit by an IED. He and four other soldiers were killed by an improvised bomb.

The third-annual tournament is scheduled for July 12 next year at Hood River Golf Course.

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