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Naked woman at golf tournament angers Woodward officials

An Elks golf tournament that included a naked woman angered officials in the northwestern Oklahoma city of Woodward. The officials said it was inappropriate.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Modified: August 5, 2011 at 5:58 am •  Published: August 5, 2011
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“This is a regrettable situation,” Riffel said.

“Those that were present and those that were responsible should have taken immediate actions to see that it didn't happen.”

Officials at Boiling Springs Golf Course were unavailable for comment.

Woodward County Sheriff Gary Stanley declined to comment until Monday about whether the woman or the Elks will face investigation.

Day said Elks members are trying to dispel rumors spreading throughout the community that the lodge paid the woman to get naked or that she had sex with tournament players. Cellphone photos of the event have been forwarded throughout town.

“I've talked to lots of people who are upset about it, a lot of wives who are upset about it,” he said.

Day said he's worried the incident will overshadow the good the Elks Lodge does for the community.

“This is a pretty up-and-up group of people,” he said.

“We just got caught in this deal this time. ... This is a good bunch of guys that do a lot of good for the community.”

Day said the woman will not be asked to volunteer for the Elks in the future.