Williams Lake team member Rolf Schuetze putts on the second hole Sunday during the Ryder Cup.

Williams Lake team member Rolf Schuetze putts on the second hole Sunday during the Ryder Cup.

Williams Lake crowned Ryder Cup champs

Every two years a heated two-team battle takes place between the best professional golfers in the U.S. and Europe known as the Ryder Cup.

Every two years a heated two-team battle takes place between the best professional golfers in the U.S. and Europe known as the Ryder Cup.

Last weekend at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club Quesnel, 108 Mile House, Prince George and Williams Lake played their own version of the tournament complete with its own ‘Ryder Cup’ on the line.

Williams Lake, and players from the WLGTC, emerged the champions.

Players played two rounds of golf Saturday and one round on Sunday paired against one another in match play format for points to determine the winning team.

“Points were one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine and ties were half a point,” said WLGTC head pro Peter Stellato, who played for Williams Lake in the tournament.

The final score breakdown saw Williams Lake upend Prince George by 14 points, winning 48 to 34. In third place was 108 Mile House with 23.5 points, while Quesnel finished fourth with 20.5 points.

Stellato said it was a fun tournament, but added it will be difficult to defend the championship next year when the Ryder Cup shifts locations to the 108 Golf Resort.

“It’s usually the home team that wins most of the time,” he said. “The home-course advantage is big, but it was a nice win for us.”

He said the weather was fantastic and the course was in great condition, adding to the success of the weekend.

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