Andy Pepler 7th annual Memorial Tournament a big success at SBCC
     2011-07-14      By Pedro Escobar, Citizen Intern   
Andy Pepler graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1977. He then went on to play college baseball and basketball.

After college Pepler decided to come back to Scottsbluff and joined the family business selling cars at Pepler Auto Sales.

“Being in the car business, Andy sold cars because he had a million best friends,” said long time friend Jim Reinhardt. “He always sponsored a kid to play sports; he loved to see kids have opportunities in athletics.”

Rod Ehler, former baseball coach for Scottsbluff High School, and a group of friends decided to start this memorial golf tournament in honor of Pepler.

At first benefits would proceed to the Scottsbluff Booster Club, and for the last couple of years the benefits have gone to West Nebraska Special Olympics.

In the seven years this tournament has been put on it has raised over 97 thousand dollars.
“It’s an amazing phenomenon that a few friends started this thing and it has raised almost 100 thousand dollars in seven years,” said Reinhardt.

Here are the results for the 2011 Runza Andy Pepler Memorial Golf Tournament:

First Flight
1st Doug Rupp, Todd Lewis
2nd Jim Reinhardt, Jud Martin
3rd Kirk Arnold, Tyler Barry
4th Tie Lewis Reinhardt, Brock Ehler
4th Tie Trevor Chesnut, Andy Doll

Second Flight
1st Casey York, Gordia Smith
2nd Tie Nate Nowlen, Matt Hessler
2nd Tie Jeff Peck, Adam Reed
4th Tie Ed O’Bryan, Rick Ryan
4th Tie Neal Bloomenkamp, Terry Heimbouch

Third Flight
1st Steve Doll, Lane Landercasper
2nd Tie Roger Garwood, Rich Wells
2nd Tie Gary Hergert, Arden Wohlers
4th Paul Clements, Tony Pleick
5th Rick Marez, Justin Shaddick

Ladies Flight
1st Mindy Nowlen, Bridget Peck
2nd Joy Arnold, Peg Eberspecher
3rd Rawnda Pierce, Sharyn Wohlers
4th Sandy Massey, Sandy Gutwein

Saturday Hole Prizes
Hole 1 Josh Schlaepfer
Hole 7 Jim Reinhardt
Hole 10 Brock Ehler
Hole 15 Mike Craft
Hole 18 Brock Ehler

Sunday Hole Prizes
Hole 2 Peg Eberspecher
Hole 4 Doug Rupp
Hole 9 Arden Wohlers
Hole 12 Britany Pepler
Hole 14 Tyler Barry

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