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Local golfers vie for club championship

Young hoists two trophies at Sunday's club champs

CANMORE - Club titles were up for grabs during the 2019 Club Championships at the Canmore Golf & Curling course over the weekend (Aug. 24-25).

For Vicki Young, two titles is better than one.

Young hoisted two trophies at the annual tournament, claiming top prizes in the ladies and ladies senior categories while shooting a +25 on the Canmore course. Placing second and third in those categories were Kelly Smith and Mary-Anne Kamenka, who both shot +30. The duo won Alberta Golf’s Canmore Ladies Team Classic only a few days prior, but were unable to catch Young for more trophies.

Young relied on her 80 in the first round to carry her to victory, she said, after struggling with an 89 during Sunday’s second round.

“Yesterday was the good round,” Young said. “I had enough of a cushion, so when I blew up today – I really blew up on the last four holes today ... But I had enough of a cushion to pull it out."

Justin Hughes took home his first club hardware at the tournament, winning the junior trophy by shooting +14. Ben Bagley, male winner of the Canmore Junior Open in July, placed second overall. Ronan Steel was third.

Coming into Sunday, Hughes led by four strokes and stayed "mentally leveled" at each hole to pull off the victory.

"I putted really well throughout both rounds and I think that gave me the edge over other people," said Hughes, 16. "On the fifth hole, I made a 30-foot putt for birdie, which is pretty good."

Jennifer Teare was the overall winner in the ladies super senior championship. Louise Schulz and Louise Ellenton placed second and third, respectively.

Tim Birnie won the men’s championship at one-under-par. Jamie Cartwright, winner of the Canmore men’s open in July, placed second at +3. Eric Praught finished third.

For more, check out the Aug. 29 edition of the Outlook.



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About the Author: Jordan Small

Jordan Small joined the Outlook in 2014 and covers the vast world of sports in the Bow Valley. A Barrie, Ont. native, he also wrote for RMO's Mountain Guide section and the MD of Bighorn beat.
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