ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 05 Aug 2001   For week ended August 03, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 01Aug01

By Kent Larsen

RM 2nd in Massachusetts' Ouimet Memorial Golf Tournament

MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- Returned LDS missionary Tele Wightman dropped into second place in the final round of the 34th Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament Friday after leading the field by a stroke the day before. Wightman, a senior at the University of South Florida, recorded his best finish in men's level play in the tournament.

A native of Hoyoke, Massachusetts, Wightman served an LDS mission to Taiwan, where he says he managed to play golf just twice, "I didn't have quite the money to play more," he said. "It cost $200 each time, half the money I was given each month."

But in spite of going two years without playing much, Wightman is now playing well. Earlier this summer he reached the quarter finals of the Massachusetts Amateur and snagged a 3rd alternate spot for the US Amateur. He also finished 11th in the New England Amateur, where he was just one stroke behind the leader after the third round, but fell apart and shot a 77 in the final round.

Wightman led the Ouimet Memorial by one shot after Thursday's second round, but couldn't keep up with Frank Vana, Jr. in the final round, shooting a 4-over 76 to Vana's par, leaving Vana with his second Ouimet Memorial win and Wightman in second place, "I just didn't make any putts; the pins were tough out there. It was rough being aggressive. It was also windy. I had to three-putt the 11th to go 3 over and Frank took a five-shot lead, putting him at 3 under after he made a 2-footer."


Vana claims second Ouimet
Boston Globe pgG8 28Jul01 S2
By Jim Greenidge: Globe Staff

Wightman grabs Ouimet lead
Boston Globe pgE9 27Jul01 S2
By Jim Greenidge: Globe Staff


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information