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Ward needs tie-breaker to win men’s championship


It was an exciting ending to a two-day tournament Sunday afternoon at Kitchen Creek as Greg Ward and Bob Crowe went to a sudden-death tie-breaker to determine the men’s title at the annual club championship.

Tied at 153 strokes after two days of play, the two first played the 10th hole but remained tied. Then moving back to the ninth, Crowe appeared to be in the driver’s seat when his second shot landed about 10 feet from the cup.

But he three-putted for bogey from there while Ward, whose second shot had left him just on the edge of the green, managed to get up and down for a par-four and victory.

Club Pro Gord Workum said the weekend’s club championship went very well despite less-than-perfect golfing weather.

"It’s the best turnout ever," he said. "It was really good."

Workum made special mention of 83-year-old Steve Melnychuk, who shot an 80 on Saturday and then 82 on Sunday to win low net honours in the men’s Master flight.

"For his age, that’s remarkable," Workum stressed.

Here are the top finishers (gross and net) in the different flights:

oMen’s championship flight--first low gross, Greg Ward (153), second low gross, Bob Crowe (153); first low net, Dave Bondett (141), second low net, Greg Tighe (141).

oMen’s first flight--first low gross, Gord Taggart (165), second low gross, Gerry Hercun (169); first low net, Dennis Helder (141), second low net, Paul Brown (144).

oMen’s second flight--first low gross, Darryl Little (169), second low gross, Tom Fry (178); first low net, Paul Jewiss (139), second low net, Vince Jackson (147).

oMen’s third flight--first low gross, Blair Beadow (185), second low gross, Gus MacDonnell (191); first low net, Bill Hammond (141), second low net, Jim Krag (148).

oMen’s senior flight--first low gross, Dan Livingston (160), second low gross, Freddie Beck (165); first low net, Don Hammond (147), second low net, Malcolm Douglas (147).

oMen’s master flight--first low gross, Merdo Krawchuk (161), second low gross, Cal Thorpe (172); first low net, Steve Melnychuk (130), second low net, Al Heskins (139).

oLadies’ championship flight--first low gross, Carol Livingston (167), second low gross, Donna Lee (186); first low net, Maureen Thomson (141), second low net, Nancy Evans (150).

oLadies first flight--first low gross, Sharen Angus (203), second low gross, Kris Krag (216); first low net, Marg Bogacki (143), second low net, Linda Guimond (155).

oJunior boys’ flight--first low gross, Brian Kosowick (168), second low gross, Frank Redford (187), and third low gross, Trevor Hyatt (187); first low net, Jeromy Wensley (138), second low net, Kyle Percy (143), and third low net, Corey Hercun (145);

oJunior girls’ flight--first low gross, Chrissy Thomson (178).

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