Mark Clements, Jim Markell win at Upper Peninsula Best Ball tournament
IRON MOUNTAIN — Former Upper Peninsula Golf Association champions Mark Clements of Ishpeming and Jim Markell of Iron Mountain teamed up to win the first flight of the U.P. Best Ball Golf Championship at Pine Grove Country Club on Sunday.
The duo shot 136 to win the flight.
Escanaba’s Mark Ray and Brian Robinette played bogey-free to win the championship for the first time as teammates, shooting 6-under-par 66 Saturday and 67 Sunday for 133. They won the first flight in 2014, the first year they got to play after spending 16 years on the tournament’s waiting list, then came in second overall in 2015.
Ray and high school standout Hunter Eichhorn of Carney-Nadeau were second last year.