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Winning golfers heading to Vegas


Rick Sekulich, Rob Crowe and Al Holt, hit the jackpot this weekend at the Las Vegas Scramble golf tournament.

The trio will be heading to Las Vegas in November after winning the inaugural tournament with a low score of 64 in the 87 player tournament at Kitchen Creek.

“It was pretty exciting to win,” enthused Al Holt, one of three team members who will be heading to Las Vegas.

“We all hit the fairways and didn’t loose any penalty strokes--we managed to hit all of the fairways which made the difference,” Holt added.

He was quick to admit that everybody contributed.

“We got the shots when we needed them,” stressed Holt. “It was a combination . . . we made some shots and missed some--obviously it all evened out in the end.”

“They will play against Kenora when they are in Las Vegas,” explained Steve Wood, Kitchen Creek golf pro who will be travelling along with Kenora Golf pro Rob Cuthrie to Las Vegas with the winners of the tournament. “I thought it would be a lot of fun to get the Northwestern Ontario clubs working together,” added Wood.

Wood explained that everybody was happy with the format, and most participants were excited about the tournament before they even went out on the course.

Brian Johnstone, Kitchen Creek employee and participant in the Las Vegas Scramble said overall the tournament went well for the first time.

“The tournament went good . . . there was a good turn-out for a first time tournament,” he explained.

“This was a chance for the straight hitters to be rewarded . . . strategy played a very big key in this tournament,” noted Wood.

“Steve figured that it would be between five and eight under that would win and I guess he was right,” Holt laughed.

Holt also stressed that him and his teammates were very fortunate to win the tournament.

“If you don’t play, then you can’t win,” he stressed.

Kenora will play the Las Vegas Scramble sometime in September.

Meanwhile Bob Crowe, Bob Mainville and Brent Tookenay finished second with 65 one stroke behind the first place finishers, Holt, Sekulich and Crowe. Greg Ward, Brian Johnstone and Nathan Degagne finished third also with a 65 but lost in the countback.

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