Robinson back on top as he wins the Prince Rupert Golf Club Championship

After winning the title a few years in a row, and then losing last year, Robinson reclaimed the top spot this past weekend.

Ian Robinson shot 70 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday to end the tournament one under par

Ian Robinson shot 70 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday to end the tournament one under par

Ian Robinson is back on top at the Prince Rupert Golf Club Championship.

After winning the title a few years in a row, and then losing last year, Robinson reclaimed the top spot this past weekend.

With an overall score of 139 over Saturday and Sunday – one under par – the Prince Rupert native bested the six other participants in the men’s division. Robinson ended 18 shots ahead of second-place Ben Towner and 23 shots ahead of the third-ranked Bob Hays.

Scoring a 70 on Saturday, Robinson was able to just edge that on Sunday with a score of 69. He was happy about his performance at the 36-hole tournament.

“I was pretty consistent. I was hitting the ball really good, that’s the main thing. My iron game was really sharp,” he said.

It wasn’t a nail-biter, which made it easier on him.

“I had a pretty good lead going into the round so it was kind of a normal round because it’s guys I play with all the time. It was pretty relaxed.”

While he enjoys how relaxing golf can be, his favourite part of the sport is the competition.

“I like the competitive part of it for tournaments, just seeing how good you can perform with a little bit of pressure on,” said Robinson, who has been golfing for approximately 20 years.

His next tournament will be in Smithers over the Labour Day weekend.

In the senior men’s division, Teru Yamamoto won with a score of 173. The winner of the senior men’s low net – the score after handicap strokes have been deducted – was Bill Dejong, scoring 135.

Although they were expecting troubling weather, it didn’t turn out to be an issue. The players did have to deal with playing on a wet course, but Robinson says they’re all pretty used to that here.

 

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