All eyes on Northern Open this weekend

Moving into Labor Day weekend, the spotlight on Northern golf is the venerable Mens event in Smithers.

Moving into Labor Day weekend, the spotlight on Northern golf is the venerable Mens event in Smithers.

The Northern Open has been on the schedule longer than any other Open in the area and is the windup, major event in the North. The tournament attracts as many as 180 players  from Haida Gwaii to the Cariboo towns of Quesnel and Williams Lake.

Prince Rupert will be well represented at the tournament.

This past weekend, Skeena Valley Golf Club, hosted their Mr/Mrs Tournament, which was won by Don and Jane Olsen from Smithers with a two day total of 180, with Brian/Ropse Holkestad from Prince Rupert finishing in second spot

Overall Low Net title was also taken by a Smithers couple, with Moe/Pam Hays taking the Net title in the First Flight.

Andrew/Carol Schaeffer and Gord/Jean Eby, also made trips to the prize table.

Kitimat Mr/Mrs winners, Terry Sawka/Sue MacKenzie, were unable to get untracked in search of two wins for the season.

Ladies Day suffered their second consecutive rainout last Tuesday, but the Mens Day caught some weather, with Ryan Bishop shooting a 75, to take Gross Honours.

Low Net went to Joe Thompson (67), one shot ahead of Glenn Hauptman.

The season long Presidents Cup and Shutter Shack Ladder Board events are progressing well and will produce winners in the next month.

We wish everybody safe travels and en enjoyable Holiday weekend, wherever your travels take you and whatever your pleasure is.