~By Moe Hays
The most ardent golfers at the Prince Rupert Golf Club pulled off the seemingly impossible and the Duffers was played to a finish.
Weather conditions were comfortable, course conditions were as good as one could expect, and spirits were high for the final Open tournament of the year.
A highlight of the Saturday round, was the Hole-In-One on the thirteenth hole by course superintendent Gerry Casavant. Playing with Randy Fiddler and Moe Hays, Casavant hit his four iron shot into the hole, for his second career Ace, but the first he has scored in 25 years. This matched the feat of Jordan Weir, who worked on the greens crew this summer and aced the same hole in July.
George Kuntz and Fran Colussi are Duffers Open Champions for 2011, with narrow victories in their respective divisions.
Cynthia Rosario and Margaret Chan finished a stroke behind Colussi in the 36 hole event.
Rosario was awarded First Low Net in the Championship Flight, with Carol Schaeffer taking the Net honours for the First Flight.
Runner-up Net awards went to Margaret Chan and Carol Bryant, while Pam Hays and Andrea Pollock took third place position.
The Mens Division was closely contested as Kuntz (133) edged Cu Phan by three strokes over the two rounds.
Ron Miller (137) took Low net in the First Flight while Runner-up Net awards went to Mark Bryant in the Championship Flight and Hardip Jhajj in the First Flight. Howard Linn and Darcy Koch took third Net in the Championship and First Flights.
It was a good weekend for Club Champions, as Rose Holkestad was Gross Winner in the Ladies Division and Junior Club Champion, Stenn Sundin, took Low Gross for the Men.
Richard Wright and Teru Yamamoto were awarded runner-up Gross in the Championship and First Flights.
The Tombstone Day is on the schedule for Sunday October 9.