Black in top third of pro tourney.

In sports briefs, Kevin Black competes in Florida tourney and the SnowPass program is expanded.

  • Thu Nov 29th, 2012 9:00am
  • Sports

Kevin Black, manager and CPGA club pro at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club, finished in a tie for 32nd place with a 16-over-par total of 232 last week at the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada in Florida.

In all, 93 club pros took part in the three-day, 54-hole tournament was played at PGA Golf Club-Wanamaker, in Port St. Lucie.

Black enjoyed his strongest showing in round two, when he posted a 2-over 74. But he bracketed that round with a 7-over-par 79 in both the first and third rounds in windy, fast conditions.

The tourney was won by Brian Hutton of Southbrook Golf & Country Club in Binbrook, ON, with a two-under 214. He was one of only three players to shoot at or under par for the week.

Free ski

The Canadian Ski Council is once again offering free skiing to Grade 4 and 5 students through its SnowPass program, and this year the program will go farther than ever before.

Formerly available for use only in selected Western provinces, the SnowPass this year is going nationwide, and may be used at more than 150 ski areas from B.C. to the Atlantic Provinces.

The program is designed to get youngsters born in 2002 or 2003 active on the slopes this winter by offering free lift tickets at any of the participating ski areas, including Vancouver Island ski areas at Mount Cain and Mount Washington.

To apply for the pass, visit www.snowpass.ca. You will need proof of age and a digital or printed photo of the child. The information may be uploaded through the website or mailed in with a printed application form.

There is a $29.95 administration fee for processing of the SnowPass card.