Keith DeWitt presents the Re/Max Ed Wyatt Memorial Tournament trophy to Castlegar’s Keven Kirby (left) after shooting a 1-over 73 at Champion Lakes on Saturday to win the event. Fruitvale’s Dale Lowenberg (right) earned Low Net honours.

Castlegar golfer wins Champion Lakes Re/Max Open

Kevin Kirby goes 1-over to win the Re/Max Ed Wyatt Memorial Open at Champion Lakes Golf Club.

Champion Lakes Golf and Country Club hosted the Re/Max Ed Wyatt Memorial Open on Saturday.

Eighty players teed off for the par-72 18-hole championship, but it was Kevin Kirby out of Castlegar that claimed top prize. Kirby shot a 1-over 73 to defeat runners up Dave Stadler and Steve Johnston by two shots, with Aiden Browell coming in with a 76. Stadler, Johnston, and Browell all finished 1,2,3 in the First Flight.

Meanwhile, the Re/Max Low Net title went to Dale Lowenberg of Fruitvale, with an impressive round of 62.

Garret Street won Low Gross in the Second Flight after shooting a 78, with Gord Hill taking second with an 84. Tim Hamilton captured the Low Net Second Flight by shooting an incredible, 65, while Doug Henderson and Dan Hundan each tapped in with 74s.

In the Third Flight, Darryl Lowenberg fired Low Gross with an 84 followed by Merv Neil, 85. Peter Bergstrom took Low Net honours with a 67, followed by Keith Walls at a 69.

Wayne Moncrief won the Fourth Flight after carding a 92, and Earl Morissette and Will McInnis came in at 97. Rick Hardie had his putter working and garnered top prize for Low Net by shooting a 69, pursued by Wayne Grieve, 71 and Wayne Lee, 74.

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