WOODWARD — The Woodward County sheriff said he has no plans to investigate an incident involving a naked woman at a charity golf tournament last month.
“We haven't had anybody come in and make a report,” Sheriff Gary Stanley said Wednesday. “Somebody would need to come in and make a report ... We don't have a victim.”
Stanley said he wasn't at the tournament at the Boiling Springs Golf Course and that none of his staff members were either.
“We don't have any idea what went on,” he said. “I don't know who saw her. Right now it's just all rumors.”
Elks Lodge No. 1355 hosted the fundraiser for the lodge's annual rodeo. One of the volunteers stripped naked as part of a putting green challenge, though she was not asked to do so, Elks rodeo chairman Neal Day said.
The incident upset city leaders, Woodward City Manager Alan Riffel said earlier.
“It's a topic of concern around the community,” Riffel said.
The city of Woodward took over the golf course in October, Riffel said. Repairs were made to the course, which reopened in April.
It's leased for $1 a year to an outside firm, JCLA Enterprises.
Riffel sent a letter to JCLA Enterprises on behalf of the Woodward Golf Oversight Committee last month, notifying the company that it would lose its lease if anything else inappropriate happened.
Golf course officials didn't know the woman was naked until nearly the end of the tournament, said Jonathan Hart, president of JCLA Enterprises. Hart was at the golf course during the tournament.
“I made the decision to just let the tournament end and let people go on with their day,” said Hart, who lives in Woodward and is a native of Edmond. “At that time, I didn't think it was necessary to cause a scene.”
Course officials are working to create a course policy agreement to provide to anyone hosting a tournament, said JCLA Vice President Chris Moya, who is from New Mexico.
The incident last month, though, wasn't their fault, Moya said.
“We don't claim responsibility,” he said. “She didn't come from the parking lot onto the course naked. It's like predicting lighting.”