Junior golfers take top spot in Champion Lakes championship

Champion Lakes Golf Club held its club championship on Saturday, with almost 50 golfers vying for top spot and a chance to win $10,000.

Champions Lake Golf Course welcomed 50 members out to its Club Championship on Saturday

Champions Lake Golf Course welcomed 50 members out to its Club Championship on Saturday

Close to 50 golfers teed off at Champion Lakes Golf Course Saturday looking for good results, and a chance to pocket a cool $10,000 in cash.

The club championship saw golfers hit 18 holes in three different flights, with a $10,000 prize awaiting any duffer who could get a hole-in-one on the 175-yard par 3 second hole, courtesy of Corey Bell and TyCor Climate Control Inc. While a few came close, none could capitalize on the cash, however, many went home with deuce-pots, long drives, and closest to pin prizes as well as awards for finishing tops in three different flights.

In the end, junior golfer Alex Rugg was zoned in shooting a 1-under 71 to win the overall low gross championship, while Aiden Browell took home low net honours with a 63.

In the first flight, 0-12.3 Thomas Talarski, yet another junior, claimed low gross with a 72, while Nick Uhrynowich came second with a 74. Trevor Browell meanwhile captured low net with a 67, and Scott Browell placed second with a 71.

In the second flight, 12.6-17, Bell received some recompense for sponsoring the hole-in-one by shooting low gross with a sparkling 82, while Ray Porcellato came in second with an improbable 87. On the strength of a 38 on the front nine, Wayne Swam took home low net with a 69, and Glen Rugg took runner-up honours with a 72 net.

Jim Berukoff claimed top spot in the 17.2-36 handicap with an 89, and Brian Pearson second one shot back with a 69. Wayne Hurlbert won low net with a 68 and Will McInnis came in with a 69.