While the other twosomes carried their fish across the stage to be weighed Sunday afternoon, the teams of Dave and Norm Lindsay, Frank and Terry McClymont, Mike Salvador and Ken Wright, Gary Lake and Randy Amenrud, and Rick Savage and Steven Green waited on the dock.
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Eadie Stephenson of Winnipeg needed a playoff hole to beat local golfer Carol Livingston by one stroke at the annual ladies tournament Saturday at Kitchen Creek.
Both carded 77 after 18 holes, setting the stage for Stephenson’s victory on the first sudden-death playoff hole. She managed to par the 10th hole while Livingston took a bogey five.
The Sunset Merchants finished out of playoff contention at the Intermediate ‘A’ fastball championship last weekend in Steinbach, Man., winding up with a 2-2 record.
The Merchants, representing the Rainy River District Fastball League, won the provincial crown last season after finishing the tournament with a perfect 8-0 record.
Emo Speedway promoter Sonny Ferris admitted they have experienced attendance problems this season, forcing him to slice drivers’ payouts.
With an average decrease of “around 75 to 100” spectators each Friday night of racing, Ferris was forced to slice the top payout to the drivers in each division in order to ensure the track finishes in the black this season.