We had a fabulous day at The Quarry yesterday! Right from the moment we pulled in and had that amazing view coming down the driveway, to dealing with a flat tire on a cart, the tent being blown over, and had some very low scores get carded in each flight. Doesn't that sound like fun? We had a blast (for real)!
It was amazing seeing so many new faces yesterday making our first and only Edmonton stop for the year. We heard you... and PROMISE we will have more Edmonton events next year! Make sure you send an email with course suggestions.
We had a much smaller Champ Flight than usual this time around, but the guys made the most of it. 2 of the 3 players ended up in a tie for the win shooting 77 from Deck 2. On the first playoff hole, Leon had to take a lateral penalty out of the fescue, and his approach shot ended up in the front left bunker. Zach hit a great shot down the middle, but his approach shot came up short. He chipped on and 2-putted for his bogey, while Leon stuck his bunker shot and tapped in for his bogey. They continued onto the 2nd hole where Zach made a clutch 15 foot putt for a par and the win!
The guys in the A Flight were ON their games yesterday... just, WOW. With scores ranging from 74 to 85, it really could have been anybody's win. Cody Snethun opened up with a rough first 3 holes, but as soon as he saw Chris Patterson make a birdie on 3, he knew it was go time. Snethun went on to make 3 birdies in a row to answer Patterson's 2 birdies. Snethun ended up even par after the 3rd hole shooting a 77 with 4 birdies, but Patterson's consistency awarded him his 4th win of the season shooting a 74 with 5 birdies.
In the B Flight, a lot of the players struggled with their games thanks to the gusting wind and fescue. Brad Lafreniere must be used to playing in those gusts though, because he came into the Clubhouse with a 6-stroke lead shooting an 84 over 2nd place Brian Payne.
It's rare we see the C Flight's winning score lower than the B Flight. But sometimes, you just find a groove at the right time. After shooting a 45 on the front 9, Ken Mercier was teeing off on 18 at 1-under on the back! Unfortunately, he struggled a bit on that hole, but still finished the back 9 at 1-over for an impressive winning score of 82 over 3-time Champion Sandra Schell who shot 85!
We had some new faces in the D Flight, and what a pleasure that was! After a back and forth round, newcomer Amanda McAstocker ended up with a 1-stroke lead for the win over Sheila Lavender shooting a 107! Congratulations to everyone on a great day with fun people.
Can you believe we only have 2 regular season events left this year? Again, we had to say goodbye to some of you yesterday as you have other things going on the rest of the summer. It's sad we won't get to see your face in competition until next year, but THANK YOU for coming out and we are excited to keep growing. The last MAJOR of the season is this coming up weekend in Sundre, and then one last Stableford event at Camrose on August 8 (use code WINNING for 10% off). The Championship is ONE MONTH FROM TODAY!!! We'll have some teasers for you leading up to the event.
Click here to see full results from today's tournament.
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