Gold Pan seniors dominate the green

Quesnel residents take both gross and net wins in the Quesnel Senior Open.

  • Aug. 14, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Peter Lafond drives his ball down the fairway on the 18th hole.

The Quesnel Golf Course played host to men from all over the province in last weekend’s senior men’s open.

From Terrace to Chilliwack,  99 golfers made their way to Quesnel to take part in the annual tournament.

Though a few less than last year, organizers were happy with the turnout and golfers were happy with the weather and condition of the course.

“It’s in the best shape of any golf course north of Kamloops,” golfer, and last year’s organizer, Darrel Wheeler said.

Despite the influx of talent from around the province, the tourament was won by two local men.

Dan Rosengren was the overall gross winner with a score of 146. Martin Ritchie was the overall net winner with a final score of 133. Both won a trophy for the impeccably shot games.

In flight A, Terry Edmonds, out of Prince George, took the number one spot with the gross winners at 148. Following, with a gross score of 153, was Kel Horning, also out of P.G. Local James Pederson rounded out the top three gross winners in flight A with a final score of 153.

Gold Pan City resident Steve Sheldon climbed to number one in flight A of the net winners, with a 141 final score. Local Barry Leifer followed close behind with a 145. Prince George golfer, Scott Norgren came in third with 146.

In flight B of the gross winners, local Stu Brears golfed his way to the top with a score of 156. Gerry Hudon, from P.G., took second with 158, followed by local Archie Johnson with a score of 159.

In flight B of the net winners, Quesnel resident Bob Daniels came out on top with a score of 140. In second, Don Simons, golfing out of Williams Lake, scored  140, followed by Stan Haidish, out of P.G., with a final score of 141.

Prince George golfer John Reinhart took first in flight C of the gross winners at 164, followed by local Ron Graham with a score of 166. Norm Armstrong, from Quesnel, rounded out the top three with a score of 170.

In flight C of the net winners, Carl Arnett, out of P.G., took number one with a score of 139. In second for the flight, Tom Schutz, from Prince George, shot a 141, followed Claude Hoarau with a 142.

In the final flight of gross winners, local Alex Coffey won the top spot with a score of 175. Steve Little, out of Vanderhoof, followed in second, shooting 178. Williams Lake resident Paul Rivet took third with a score of 180.

Local Brian Harrison was tops in flight D of the net winners with a score of 142, followed by local, Gil Dagneau with a score of 144. Terry Brown, out of Prince George, rounded out the flight with a score of 144.

The tournament included KP’s on holes three, seven, 14 and 16 for Saturday and Sunday. Norgren and and Rick Mintz, from Prince George, got the KP for hole 3 on Saturday. Little and Rosengren took the KP’s for hole 7. Mike Makin, out of Vanderhoof, and Bruce Larson, out of Fraser Lake, shot the KP for hole 14. Wes Walker, out of Prince George, made the KP on  hole 16.

Sunday, Armstrong took the KP on hole three. Rosengren also shot the KP on hole 7 on his way to the top. Local Brian Harrison took the KP on hole 14. Norgren took his second KP of the weekend on hole 16.

In the long drive competition on Saturday, Daniels made the longest drive in the 65+ category on hole two. Little drove the furthest in the under 65 category on the same hole.

On hole 10, Gold Pan City Resident Ron Durocher drove the longest in the +65 category, with Greg Close, out of P.G., driving the furthest in the under 65 category on the same hole.

On Sunday, local Anders Eriksson drove the furthest on hole 2 and Vic LeBlanc, from Quesnel, drove the furthest on Hole 10.

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