The team of Quynn Passeri (from left)

The team of Quynn Passeri (from left)

Golf course hosts opening tourney

It was the largest turnout in years May 3 when the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club hosted its first tournament of the season.

It was the largest turnout in years May 3 when the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club hosted its first tournament of the season — the Men’s and Ladies’ Opening Scramble.

One-hundred-twenty golfers — paired up in teams of four — took part in the tournament.

In scramble format golf, each player tees off on each hole, then the best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is then determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on, until the ball is holed.

In the ladies’ first flight it was the team of Marlene Anderson, Trina Siegmueller, Elsie Montgomery and Lorraine Taylor firing a net 61.35 for the win. Flight two saw Kelly Flaherty, Bev Straza, Karen Straza and Pam Lussier shoot a net 56.95 for the win, while in flight three it was Holly Crandell, Linda Bond, Mabel Cornwall and Deandra Burke (net 59.8) taking the victory.

First flight in the men’s division went to Ted Golightly, Bill Klassen, Josh Moffat and Bob Kruger (59.6), while flight two’s Brent Riplinger, Harvey Lammi, Scott Cameron and Tom Dell (57.05) claimed the title. Flight three saw Geoff Paynton, Dave Downey, Jason Kerley and Jim Paler (56.9) pick up the win. Lastly, in flight four Cody Wells, Dave Sauer, Bill Rand and Rod Anderson (49.75) were the victors.