Ace recorded at Battle of the Belts

Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 07:33

The Battle of the Belts has new champions, while a Stonewall golfer went home $1,000 richer at the Gilbert Plains Country Club, Sunday.

The highlight of the tournament came when Shane Saunders of Stonewall sank his tee shot for a hole-in-one on no. 4.

Dale Murray and Boston Karlson combined to shoot a 63 to win the third annual tournament, finishing one shot ahead of runners-up Dave Campbell and Ted Rea, who were awarded second place on a countback over Jake Wiens and Jackson Delaurier, in third.

Countbacks were needed to determine the placing in each of the six flights.

First place in the first flight went to Shawn Pangman and Earl Thompson, with a 66. Mark Odut and Danny Scott were second on a countback over Regan Hedley and Jerron Kyle after both teams shot a 68.

Peyton Lepla and Nelson Lepla were the beneficiaries of a countback to win the second flight. Darnell Duff and Sam Brownell were second and Dave Sigvaldason and Sandy Hafenbrak were third, with all three teams shooting a 71.

Dean Murray Bob Murray won the third flight with a 74. In second place, one shot back was the team of Brad Sigurdson and Clayton Mychalchuk, while in third place was Neil Kichuk and Ryan Bettesworth, who were also one shot back of the winners.

Shawn Sarkonak and Errol Karlson won the fourth flight over Karl Messinbird and A.J. Zachenbiak after both teams scored a 77. Cash McCallum and Max Clemmenson were third with a 78.

In the fifth flight, Wayne Bazylo and Florence Burdeny took top honours after carding a 79. Troy Caruk and Jeff Zeiler were second and Jeff Campbell and Jordan Campbell were third, with each team scoring an 80.

Ron Paziuk and Sharon Paziuk topped the sixth flight over runners-up Dustin Dawson and Jodi Gancher, while Charlie McKay and Brennan Burns were third. They all finished with an 83.

Rea was the closest-to-the-hole on no. 9, while Ryan Rauliuk was closest on no. 14 and Brent Stykalo won the same contest in no. 17.

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