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This year’s “Survivor Story,” of the Killebrew-Thompson golf tournament was presented during the Aug. 18 Auction Gala dinner by former Nampa police officer Nick Schlader (left). Diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma in 2013, Schlader has benefited from clinical trials, traveling between Boise and John Wayne Institute in Los Angeles, Ca. Schlader is the father of three—two 5-year-old twins and a nine-year-old boy. KTM executive director Hannah Stauts (right) joins Schlader at the podium.

    The 41st annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial (KTM) golf tournament was a big success for the 152 golfers on 38 four-member teams Aug. 18-19 at Sun Valley resort.

    Staged on the Sun Valley and Elkhorn golf courses since 1977, the four-day tournament raises money for leukemia and cancer research.

    Tournament format was four-person two-best ball over 36 holes.

    Gross stroke winners were Harry Turner (70-71 for 141) and Bonnie Otting (96-96 for 192).

    Net winners were Mark Peterson (66-64 for 130) and Deborah Jacobs Timmen (80-70 for 150).

    The 2017 KTM summary:

    First place (116-112 for 228)—Jeff Devall, Brett Hale, Travis Hale, Jesse McCollum.

    Second place (118-114 for 232)—Stephanie Enrico, Tim Phillips, Ryan Thomson, Brett Buxton.

    Third place (114-119 for 233)—Tony Hill, Rob Keith, Bonnie Otting, Joseph Otting.

    Arte Johnson Award (2nd to last team)—Brad Lambert, Nick Stone, Brent Gillette, Jack Sibbach (297).

    Long drive winners—Jeff Duncan, Stephanie Enrico, Brett Hale, Bonnie Otting, Colleen Nevins, Nils Peterson.

    Closest to the pin winners—Jeff Duncan, Paul Hartzell, Colleen Nevins, Steve Sales, Bonnie Otting, David Daniels.

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