SEVEN HILLS—Two teams had to settle for a tie in the low-gross title chase, but everyone was a winner as the annual Loggers Open Golf Tournament drew 135 golfers for a two-day run at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club last weekend.
The fund-raising tourney provided a barbecue meal courtesy of Mount Cain Cafe and a prize to every player, along with the usual assortment of bonus prizes for long drive, closest-to-the-pin and “wiggly line” accuracy.
“We had a great response from our sponsors and local businesses,” said Bill Gray, co-organizer for the tourney. “Everyone has contributed; it’s totally amazing.”
All funds raised in the tourney after expenses are given to local charity. Last year, the fund assisted the family of forestry worker Luke Stoner after his accidental death on the job. This year’s recipient, Gray said, will be decided after the tourney’s board holds its tourney follow-up meeting.
Gray and the golfers also credited the crew and volunteers of Seven Hills for getting the course in top-notch shape for the tourney.
Andrew Laming was a double winner on the weekend, which featured three flights of 18-hole, best-ball team play. He won the Landon Motors long drive on hole number seven, and teamed with Vic Klassen and Jack, Rudy and Todd Servatius in a fivesome that notched a 6-under-par total to tie for top score of the weekend.
That group was matched at 6-under by the quartet of Scott Mitchell, Tim Chester, Paul Bastarache and Ron Downey.
Ron VanVelzen picked up a set of truck tires from Kal Tire for hitting his drive closest to the wiggly line on the ninth fairway. The long drive on No. 8 went to Allison Mercer for the ladies and Russell Murray for the men; closest-to-the-pin honours went to Janet Dorward and Ray Bono on No. 2 and to Carol Whyte and Rick Onions on No. 4.
Hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Pacificus Biological Services on No. 2, by Finning Cat on No. 6 and by Macandales on No. 11 went unclaimed.