Golfers from all over B.C. showed up at the Quesnel Men’s Open last weekend to try and take the the oldest trophy in northern B.C.
While the weather bounced to terrible in the evenings, during golfing hours the course stayed dry, allowing the tournament to continue unimpeded.
Quesnel’s own Real Gamache was the overall gross winner, with an uncorrected score of 142. Wes Arnot, also of Quesnel, was the overall net winner, with a final score of 134.
Wayne Carifielle of Quesnel took the gross win for the first flight with a score of 147. Cole Shaw from P.G. took the second place, with 149, followed by fellow P.G.er Wil Gilbert at 150.
Local Dennis England took the top spot in the first flight of the net category, at 135. Chris Stevens out of 108 Mile took second, followed by Steve Sheldon, Quesnel, both at 145.
The tournament also featured KPs on holes three, seven, 14 and 16, as well as long drive competitions on holes two and 10.
On Saturday local Wayne Carifelle Sr. got the KP on hole three. Harrison Stoneman, out of Quesnel, took the honour on hole seven and Chris Stevens, hole 14. Tom Merrick, hailing from Williams Lake, rounded out the Saturday KP’s on Hole 16.
Sunday the KPs continued, with Ryan LeBlanc, local, Wil Gilbert, P.G., Levi Langevin, P.G., and local Ron Lucas taking the KPs on three, seven 14 and 16 respectively.
Long Drive on hole two was taken by local Rod Albers on both Saturday and Sunday. Sandy Watson, Quesnel, and Jim Rolston, Williams Lake, took the long drive for hole 10 Saturday and Sunday respectively.