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.