Brian Holkestad took the Men's Low Gross in the Vic Marion Senior Tuornament.

Brian Holkestad took the Men's Low Gross in the Vic Marion Senior Tuornament.

Golfers take to the links for Prince Rupert Seniors tournament

Golfers over 50 from around the northwest made their way to Prince Rupert this weekend for the Vic Marion Senior Tournament, which included both men and women taking to the links.

Golfers over 50 from around the northwest made their way to Prince Rupert this weekend for the Vic Marion Senior Tournament, which included both men and women taking to the links.

On the men’s side, Prince Rupert golfers took both top spots. Brian Holkestad followed up a two-over 74 on Saturday with a perfect par 72 on Sunday to take the low gross title with a score of 146 – nine shots ahead of the next closest competitor. On the net side of things, 21-handicapper Jim Rushton followed up a 94 on Saturday with an 84 on Sunday to take overall low net with a net of 134.

Ken Bazansky took low gross in the championship flight with a two day total of 155 based on scores of 77 and 78, followed by Gord Young three strokes back at 158 and Rob Brown just one shot back from that with 159. Low net for the flight went to Cu Phan, who shot a 75 and an 81 with a nine handicap for a net of 138, followed by Ross McNish with a net of 139 and Ravi Baidwan with a net of 140.

In the first flight, Blake Hanna shot an 83 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday to take the low gross title with a score of 167, three shots ahead of Richard Adams, who finished with a 170, while third low gross went to Ray Rego with a total score of 179 after a countback with Gord Munro. Low net for the flight went to Peter Croot, with a net of 136 based on scores of 88 and 80, followed by George Kuntz at 137 and Bill hardy at 143.

Low gross in the second flight went to Larry Hope, who shot a 180 based on two days of shooting 90, while Carl Nielsen was eight shots back at 188 and Paul Fraser took third with 189. Low net for the flight went to John Davenpot with a net of 140, followed by Byron Gordon at 143 and Don Scott at 145 after a countback with Jim McGregor.

On the ladies side, it was Terrace golfer Kim Croot who took the low gross, shooting a 101 on Saturday and a 92 on Sunday for a total 193. Club captain Joanne Sylvester took low net with a net of 152 based on a score of 198 and a 23 handicap.

Low gross in the championship flight went to  Janet Sheppard with a score of  199 based on scores of 106 and 93, while Susan Mackenzie was just one stroke back., Low net for the flight went to Kitimat golfer Barb Thomas on a countback with Pam Hays, who both finished with 156.

Low gross in the first flight  went to Selma Standring, who shot 205, followed by Hilma Pylot at 218. Low net in the flight went to Erika Yakemchuk.