Golfers have Omais-ing time at the Tundra Golf Classic

Aug 16, 2016

The Tunda Trio, winning team of the Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic. L-R: Dan, Kristin, and Larry.

This year’s Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic started as the remnants of Tropical Storm Omais swept Unalaska with gale force winds and driving rain.  Six dedicated teams and a handful of volunteers braved the weather on Saturday.  When the storm cleared on Sunday more teams joined the action.

The annual Tundra Golf Classic is a fundraiser for Unalaska Community Broadcasting.  At preliminary count, the fundraiser brought in just over $11,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. 

Based on the honor system and score cards turned in at the end of the second day, the Tundra Trio, a team from the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment, won the tournament with a score of 10 under par.  Second place went to North Pacific Fuel at 8 under par and third place to Harbor Welding at 5 under par. Dan Malec took the Closest to the Pin competition, at 4 feet 7 inches, winning him a personalized green Carhartt brand jacket.  Our newest contest, the Instagram Selfie competition went 

A surprising appearance of T-Rex on the golf course this weekend added to the popularity of this photo, which won KUCB's Instagram contest with 45 likes.
Credit Alexa Lloyd

to Kyesa Robinson for her photo of a pyramid of people (and a giant inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex), with Pyramid Peak in the background.  She won 10 GB of Wi-Fi credit from OptimERA.  Congratulations to all!

A big thanks to event sponsors:  Alaska Ship Supply, Alaska Vessel Agents, Alyeska Seafoods, American President Lines, Coastal Transportation, Delta Western, Guardian Flight, Harbor Welding and Diving, Industrial Resources, Matson, Norwegian Rat Saloon, North Pacific Fuel, Offshore Systems, Inc., OptimERA Wi-Fi, Orion Marine Group, Pacific Stevedoring, PND Engineers, Inc., Red Fish Electronics, and UniSea. Special thanks to the ASFA for providing concessions, to Karie Wilson and UCSD for laminating our signs, the Raider Cross Country and Volleyball teams for helping with course setup, and especially to the Ounalashka Corporation for use of their lands and their sponsorship.

Check out more event photos in our Facebook album.