“SPARKY” WINS OPEN
On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, seventy three golfers from the region showed up at Little Falls Golf Club to compete for the Atikokan Senior Men Championship. We had players from Fort Frances, Dryden, Devlin, Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, international Falls, MN and Siren, WI. The players had great golfing conditions for the day. We had wonderful sunny days and a light breeze. The course was in good condition for the event. Play started at 9:00 am. A shotgun start saw all the players start at the same time. There were eighteen groups on the course.
Sparky ( Mark Clark) shot rounds of 39-38 for a total of 77. On the front nine he had 6 pars and 3 bogeys. On the back he added two birdies, three pars and three bogeys for a 38. Three players shot 78’s to finish one stroke behind Clark. Carl Botel, Gibby Ariano, a past champion and Rob Zacharias registered the 78. Also with a 79, Greg Tighe finished two strokes behind the leader.
The low net Champion was John “Goose” Manno of Sioux Loodout shot a Net 67 to capture the title.
Thanks to Mo’s catering for an excellent meal for all the golfers. It was well appreciated by the players. A special thank you goes out to all who help making it a successful tourney. Also I would like to thank our sponsors who have supported us for a long time. (You may view our thank you ADV in the newspaper). But most of all we would like to thank our local cart owners of have allowed us to borrow their carts to provide our guests with a ride. Without your generosity we would not be able to put on our tournament. .
Gross score winners
1st flight 1. Carl Botel 78 2. Gibby Ariano 78 3. Rob Zacharias 78 4. Greg Tighe 79
2ndFlight 1. Alton Pollard 86 2. Franco Calvelli 88 3. Gord Hoskins 90 4. Raymond Roy 91
3rd Flight 1. Brian McCallum 86 2. Harley Beauregard 89 3. Larry Brown 94 4. Jean Lambert 98
4th Flight 1. Harold Mosley 95 2. Eli Kempf 98 3. Ed Kennedy 101 4. Richard Lampi 103 .
Net score winners
1st Flight . 1. Mark Labossier 70 2. Todd Bryk 71 3. Dave Green 72 4 .Mike Willick 72
2nd Flight 1. Charlie Roy 72 2. Rob Driver 73 3. John Williams 74 4. Gary Ladoucer 76
3rd Flight 1. Pete Sas 75 2. Vernon Herbert 75 3. Gary Braun 78 4. Lance Beauregard 78
4th Flight 1. Kieth Apland 72 2. Paul Heayn 73 3. Pete Barna 75 4. Bill Guchalak 76