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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.19
Water Temperature:
88  degrees - top
degrees - bottom




LPGA standout now at Pinnacle Club
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer

PINNACLE CLUB–One of the top female golfers in the world is now a Cedar Creek Lake resident.
Candie Kung, who recently finished as the runner-up in the Women’s U.S. Open, has been a property owner at the Pinnacle Club for about a year, but was scheduled to move into her house this past week before heading to Europe for two LPGA events.
Mike Dehn said his son met Kung, an Allen resident, when he sold a house to her caddy, and helped her locate a home in the Pinnacle Club.
Dehn and his family actually lived in Kung’s home for most of the past year.
Dehn said the University of Southern California graduate had been very gracious to allow him and his family to stay in the home, almost next door, while his home was being rebuilt after a devastating fire Aug. 9, 2008.
“I would think that during the off-season, she will be spending most of her time here,” Dehn said.
He added Kung had told him the Pinnacle Club’s narrow fairways and tight greens makes the 6,431-yard, par 72 course a good place to practice.
A native of Taiwan, Kung (full name Kung I-Ping) turned professional in 2002, and has five professional tournament wins, four on the LPGA tour and one on the Futures Tour.
Kung, who turns 28 Aug. 8, was a three-time All-American selection (two-time NCAA All-American) at USC and the 1999 American Junior Golf Association player of the year.
Her most successful pro season so far has been her sophomore year, 2003, when she won her first three LPGA events and finished sixth on the money list.

How to know you’re a ‘real’ boat owner
Special to The Monitor
ALEXANDRIA, Va.–While the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring July 1 as National Boating Day, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) takes a humorous look at boating and sailing and wants every American to know they cannot be considered a “real” boater until they have:
Forgotten to install the drain plug before launching the boat: Suddenly realizing you’re ankle deep in water, scrambling to contort over the transom to install the plug, or rushing to get the boat back on the trailer faster than a NASCAR pit crew really means “you’ve arrived” in recreational boating.
Contracted a case of “raccoon eyes”: Caused by permanently attached sunglasses and the sun’s rays reflecting off the water, the “raccoon eyes” look is characterized by a mask-like whiteness around the eyes, surrounded by sunburned cheeks, nose and forehead. Cold, rainy weather is the only known cure.
Sent boating-themed holiday cards: Sailing Santas, lighthouses with Christmas wreaths, Rudolph pulling a boat full of toys, boating-themed holiday cards keep the boating bug alive in the darkest winters. Non-boating family and friends will just think you’ve gone off the deep end.
Purchased a Jimmy Buffet CD: A favorite of sailboaters, usually accompanied by a blender and a shaker of salt attached to a tether so it does not get lost.
Started shopping for a bigger boat the day after you buy your first one: Also known in the psychological field as “three-feet-i-tis,” this disease is characterized by irrational and envious thoughts of larger vessel ownership. Most health plans do not provide for its treatment.
Sanded the boat’s bottom, varnished the hull, replaced a plank and enjoyed every minute of it: For old boat lovers, nothing gives a better sense of pride knowing you made your classic look more wonderful than a fine piece of antique furniture.
Seen a sunrise over a glassy waterway and realized you are in Heaven: Most “real” boaters understand that boating and sailing are medically proven to lower blood pressure, whiten teeth, lower cholesterol and delay the aging process.


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