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Par-3 contest again adds to the festivities

Faiferlick family sponsors closest-to-the-pin event, with $100 on the line at each of the eight par-3s Saturday

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kelsey Faiferlick of Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kelsey (Faiferlick) Felch is a seven-time Fort Dodge Ford Webster County golf tournament women’s open division champion.

Justin Faiferlick’s family has been as invested as any in the 40th annual Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament, presented by The Messenger.

Faiferlick and his wife, Deann, have been tournament regulars through the years. Their daughter, Kelsey Felch, is a seven-time women’s open division champion. And their son, Michael, has been a prior contender in the men’s open division.

When the Faiferlicks saw an opportunity to sponsor the closest-to-the-pin par-3 contest at both the Fort Dodge Country Club and Lakeside, they didn’t hesitate.

“We just thought it was something that needed to continue,” Justin Faiferlick said. “It’s a fun part of the event, and something the players look forward to every summer.

“We’ve always enjoyed everything about this tournament, and we were more than happy to help contribute in any way we could.”

Faiferlick Martial Arts and Next Edge Performance will sponsor the contest on Saturday, with four total $100 closest-to-the-pin winners on the par-3 holes at the FDCC for the men’s open and senior divisions, and the same number of challenges at Lakeside for the women’s open and senior brackets.

The $800 in cumulative prize money for the eight separate individuals serves as an “added incentive” for the two-day event, Justin Faiferlick added. All registered players are eligible.

“It doesn’t matter how well or poorly you’re playing when you tee up on those holes — everyone has a chance.”

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