Senior men’s low gross champion Jim Rolston (from left)

Senior men’s low gross champion Jim Rolston (from left)

Club champs crowned at WLGTC

Six golfers earned the title of club champion during the weekend at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

Six golfers earned the title of club champion during the weekend at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

The course’s annual Club Championship featured weather of all types — challenging golfers on Saturday with wet, rainy conditions before treating players to sunshine and drier weather Sunday.

WLGTC assistant manager Morgan Day fired a six-under-par 65 on Sunday, following a four-over 75 the previous day for a combined two-day score of 140 to bring home the title of men’s low gross champion.

“[I was] pretty stoked with the bogey-free 65 on Sunday,” Day said. “I had a pretty gnarly flu on Saturday and clawed a 75 out of it.”

On the ladies’ side it was Lisa Kerley shooting rounds of 82 and 88 for a combined 170 to win the ladies’ low gross.

Jim Rolston, meanwhile, hauled in the senior men’s low gross championship with rounds of 81 and 79, respectively.

Men’s low net went to Steve Margetts (72, 68), ladies’ low net winner was Doris Gage (75, 77) and senior men’s low net champion was Don Taylor (68, 72).

“All in all it was a fun weekend,” Day said. “It was tough on Saturday for most with the wet weather but Sunday was nice and the scores got a bit better.”

Day and 11 others from the WLGTC will be at it again this weekend for the Ryder Cup, hosting teams from 108 Mile, Quesnel and Aberdeen Glen Golf Course in Prince George.

Teams will play three rounds each matched up in three separate flights of four golfers for bragging rights and the coveted Ryder Cup.

Day said the Williams Lake squad will be looking to defend its home turf after suffering a loss to last year’s host, Quesnel, who tied with 108 Mile to split the victory.

Action gets underway starting at 9 a.m. Saturday barring a frost delay, followed immediately by another round, before beginning again Sunday at 9 a.m.

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