Rose and Brian Holkestad pose with one of two jackets they received as prizes of winning the overall low gross title at the Prince Rupert Golf Club’s His and Hers tournament Sunday.

Rose and Brian Holkestad pose with one of two jackets they received as prizes of winning the overall low gross title at the Prince Rupert Golf Club’s His and Hers tournament Sunday.

Holkestads victorious in His and Hers

Brian and Rose Holkestad celebrated Mother’s Day on the greens this past Sunday and wound up with a victory in the His and Hers tournament

Brian and Rose Holkestad celebrated Mother’s Day on the greens this past Sunday and wound up celebrating even further with a victory in the Prince Rupert Golf Club’s His and Hers tournament when all was said and done in the 15-team event.

With a combined 36-hole score of 169, the duo took the overall low gross title, kicking off the summer right. But it didn’t come without its share of challenges.

“The golfing was normal, but everyone was struggling a little bit more [Sunday] versus Saturday,” said Brian after the round.

“We just couldn’t get the putts to sink,” added Rose.

With a more dreary Sunday and the sun being a little more scarce, the course provided a different challenge to the golfers, who needed to adapt on the fly.

The Holkestads shot a day-one 82 and followed it up with carding an 87 on Sunday for their 169 total.

“We were good [Saturday] on the front nine; we played it strongly … Today we struggled, but hey, it’s OK. Everybody else did too,” said Brian, who with Rose, shot a weekend nine-hole best 39 on the front nine Saturday.

Not their first His and Hers win, the couple had a battle with Sandy Anderson and Janet Sheppard, who were one shot behind them heading into Sunday’s action.

“They were only one stroke behind us and then we beat them by one [after 18 holes] today, so it was really tight,” said Rose.

Things got a bit interesting when the Holkestads gave themselves a bit of an edge on the scoreboard heading into the weekend’s final hole, but it proved to be a bumpy road to the finish for all teams.

“We shot three extra on the 18th [hole],” said Brian.

Anderson and Sheppard carded 171 for the First Flight’s first low gross title.

Mark and Carol Bryant won overall low net with a 36-hole 122 net total after a 25-handicap each.

The Second Flight’s first low gross title went to Gerard and Trudy Dolan while Andrew and Carol Schaeffer grabbed the First Flight’s first low net, scoring 141 after a 21-handicap each.

Eric Hand and Dorothy Wharton won first low net of the Second Flight, carding 150 after a 27-handicap each.

The First Flight’s second low gross went to Lyle Bazansky and Karin Williamson, who shot a 172, making the top three low gross golfers even tighter at the top of the leaderboard, with four shots separating the three leading teams. The Second Flight’s second low gross title went to Ray Billing and Selma Standring, shooting 203.

Ron and Linda Miller won the First Flight’s second low net, carding 151 after 22-handicaps each and John and Sally Newton took home the Second Flight’s second low net, totalling 151 after 28-handicaps each.

 

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