It was a perfect October day for the Coronach Golf Challenge as 16, two-person teams teed off for some fun, friendly competition. With temperatures climbing into the high 20s and barely a breath of wind, golfers found it hard to believe it was October.
The 27 hole event consisted of three, nine hole rounds. The players started off with 9 holes where the golfers played their own game, with the score of the lowest scoring team member recorded on the card. The next round was a scramble, where the two man team played the best ball for the nine holes.
The tournament finished up with nine holes of alternate shot, where the players took turns playing the ball.
Once the players finished, their cards were turned in for scoring. Scores from the first two rounds were tabulated and the teams were flighted, then the scores from the final round determined their placement in those flights.
In the first flight, Jase Wrolson and Logan Skinner finished on top with a stellar score of 100, defeating Jay Thorhaug and Jeff Donnelly by three strokes.
Second flight winners were Tim Dlouhy and Mike Girardin, scoring 106. They beat Kevin Foley and Colin Giblett by six.
In the third flight, Dwight Vallee and Harvey Hysuik slipped by Jessie and Cole Hicks by one stroke, scoring 112 to take top spot.
In the fourth flight, Marv Holbrook and Dallas Elder scored a 114, out dueling Tim Goddard and Reg Jepson by six.
Jay Thorhaug doubled up on the individual prizes, winning closest to the pin on holes four and seven. Kevin Foley was closest to the line on hole six.
No “deuces” were recorded on the day, so money from the “deuce pot” was added to the overall prize money.
After a long, hot day of golf, the golfers were treated to a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
The golf challenge tournament wraps up the scheduled tournaments for the Coronach Golf Club, but with warm weather still in the forecast, the golf club hopes to see many more golfers out for a game.