Paul Oliver of Surrey blasts from the trap beside the ninth green Sunday during the final round of the annual Men's Open at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club.

Fraser prevails in playoff for Men’s Open title

SEVEN HILLS - Former Seven Hills Golf and Country Club manager takes low-gross title with birdie putt on first playoff hole

SEVEN HILLS — The low-gross title in last weeend’s annual Seven Hills Men’s Open golf tournament came down to the final shot.

And then a few more shots.

Jordan Fraser, the former manager at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club, dropped a birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to edge Shaun Zealand of Victoria after the two golfers finished with 36-hole totals of 150.

“He made his putt, and I didn’t,” Zealand said with a shrug. “He made a nice birdie; you gotta give him credit.”

The win gave Fraser his second Men’s Open championship, and he and Zealand were followed by another pair of former champs. Paul Butcher finished third with 153 and last year’s winner, Chris Kalnay, was fourth at 158.

“Not this year,” said Kalnay, who was doomed by a 12-over-par 83 on Saturday but who acquitted himself with a 75 over Sunday’s final 18 holes.

The low-net title went to Kenn Oliver, whose handicapped score of 131 was four strokes better than runner-up Duane LaDouceur and eight strokes ahead of third-place Rob Jones.

The pro crown went to Kevin Black, the first-year Seven Hills manager and club pro, who carded an eight-under-par 136. Black’s weekend was remarkably consistent as he shot a four-under 68 each day to easily outdistance Doug Petrie (149) and Ryan Sykes (171).

The tournament, which drew 59 golfers, was played in sunny, warm conditions after morning fog burned off each day.

“It was a wonderful weekend,” said Black. “Great weather, the course was in great shape, great food. People seemed to have a good time.”

Fraser had the best round of the weekend among amateurs with his 72 on Saturday, which gave him a one-stroke edge over Zealand going into the final round. Both players slipped a bit on Sunday, with Zealand shooting 77 and Fraser 78 to force the playoff.

The two played in separate groups, leaving the result a mystery until scorecards were tallied in the clubhouse following the round.

 

Just Posted

Police watchdog probe ‘intoxicated’ man injured in Port Hardy RCMP custody

Police responded to a house on Jan. 15 and arrested a man

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Port Hardy RCMP request the public’s help in solving crime involving camera equipment

Please contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335 if you have any information.

Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas says district is not backing out of multiplex project

The district will be holding a multiplex open house session Jan.29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read