Kitimat golfers win this year's Men's Open at Hirsch Creek

John Crawford
08/05/2020

Golfers from the home club won both the low gross and low net titles in the two-man team competitions at the Kitimat Men's Open Golf tournament held at Hirsch Creek over the long weekend.
 
Kitimat's Kyle Vales and Joel Demelo combined for a score of 206 to win the overall low gross championship, edging out Steve Venman and Jari Yrkki of Kitimat and Quesnel.
 
The overall low net winners were Shaun Boomars and Chris McKenzie of Kitimat who finished with a score of 180. 
 
In individual scores, the overall low gross winner was Winston Michell of Victoria with a 142, while Kitimat's Tonie Readman had the overall low net socre of 120.
 
Kitimat's Ron Venman shot a hole-in-one on Hole Number 6 on Sunday.
 
Sixty-eight teams (136 players) took part in the tournament, including visitors from Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Calgary, Edmonton, Quesnel, Kelowna, Prince George and Victoria.
 

=== FULL LIST OF WINNERS ===  
 

Sixty-eight teams (136 players) played in the 2020 open from Pr. Rupert, Terrace,

Smithers, Calgary, Edmonton, Quesnel, Kelowna, Pr. George and Victoria,

Many players came back to play on their home course.

Two-man team overall gross winners in a playoff were Kitimat’s Kyle Vales and Joel Demelo with a score of 206

Overall low net winners Shaun Boomars and Chris McKenzie – 180 (Kit)

Winners by flight

A Flight

1st low gross – Steve Venman & Jari Yrkki – 206 (Kit & Quesnel)

1st low net – Winston Michell & Greg Morgan – 193 (Victoria & Kit)

2nd low gross – Lance Nunes & Dylan Kerbrat – 207 (Kit)

2nd low net – Pierre Butz & Paul Leffler- 199 (Terr)

3rd low gross – Tanner Olson & Scott Rigler – 208 (Terr) on a countback

3rd low net – Justine Carreiro & Pat Scott – 200.5 (Kit)

4th low gross – David Venman & Ron Venman – 208 (Kit & Kelowna) on a countback

4th low net – Austin Turner & Derek Jurista – 206

B Flight

1st low gross – Shane Mudaliar & Kelsey Byrne – 214 (Kit)

1st low net – Nathan Steenhoff & Aaron Steenhof – 192.5 (Smithers)

2nd low gross – Kailen Rigoni & Jake McCulley – 216 (Kit)

2nd low net – Justin Vales & Nelson Almeida – 198 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Clayton Harris & Jeff Scott – 218 (Kit)

3rd low net – Jake Perreira & Nathaniel Velho – 198.5 (Kit)

4th low  gross – Angelo Demelo & Marcus Demelo – 220 (Kit)

4th low net – Augie Penner & Bob Reid – 199.5 (Kit)

C Flight

1st  low gross – Grey Blair & Ray Kierce – 223 (Edt)

1st low net – Chase Pacheco & Lucas Aiken – 187 Kit)

2nd low gross – Mike Kerbrat & Ron Wiese – 226 (Smithers)

2nd low net – Nathan Craft & Craig Vienneau – 197 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Ken Demiris & Dave Nelson  -230 (Kit)

3rd low net - Colin Zenuk & Ken Hauki – 198.5 (Kit)

4th low gross – Aaron Singh & Fazal Khan – 230 (Kit)

4th low net – Cameron Epp & Mathew Simpson – 201 (Terr)

D Flight

1st  low gross – Denys Baldock & Marty McIlwrath – 228 (Kit)

1st low net – Colten Braid & Austin Braid – 183 (Kit)

2nd low gross – Calvin McKenzie & Art Sivyer – 234 (Kit)

2nd low net – Noah Sheasgreen & Trevor Lupick – 189.5 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Bill Blair & Ryan Pigeon – 235 (Kit)

3rd low net -Carl Gabel & Ryan Cochran – 190.5 (Kit & Calg)

4th low gross  – Darwin Horsefall & Seth Horsefall – 242 (Kit)

4th low net  - Rob McIsack & Shiloh Vanderheide – 196

E Flight

1st low gross – Danny Goncalves & Jordan Goncalves – 246 (Kit)

1st low net – Cam McCulley & Joe Pacheco – 185.5 (Kit)

2nd low gross – Zach Edwards & Caleb Fossl – 248 (Kit)

2nd low net – Jonny Lewis & Mike Spruit – 195 (Pr. Geo)

3rd low gross – Joel Gaudet & Kelvin Reid – 256 (Kit)

3rd low net – Ben Thompson & Nick Luis – 201.5

4th low gross – Steve Zayls & Brandon Guerrero – 259 (Kit)

4th low net – Ray Boguski & Brian Krause – 202 (Kit)

Winners on individual scores

Overall low gross – Winston Michell – 142 (Victoria)

Overall low net – Tonie Readman – 120 (Kit)

A Flight

1st low gross – Scott Rigler -144 (Terr)

2nd low gross – David Venman – 146

3rd low gross – Kyle Vales – 149 (Kit)

1st low net – Pat Scott – 147 (Kit)

2nd low net – Tyler Stene – 152 (Terr)

3rd low net – Ian Robertson – 153 on a countback

B Flight

1st low gross – Shane Mudaliar - 147 (Kit)

2nd low gross – Greg Blair – 158 (Edt)

3rd low gross – Ryan Brouwer – 163 (Terr)

1st low net – Kailen Rigoni – 142 (Kit)

2nd low net – Marcus Demelo – 148 (Kit)

3rd low net – Justin Vales – 150

C Flight

1st low gross – Coltan Braid – 164 (Kit)

2nd low gross – Chase Pacheco – 168 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Aaron William – 173 (PG)

1st low net – Jordan Sheasgreen – 149 (Kit)

2nd low net – Kelsey Byrne – 151 (Kit)

3rd low net – Ryan Pigeon – 153 (Kit)

D Flight

1st low gross – Ryan Cochrane – 164 (Calg)

2nd low gross – Marty McIlwrath – 174 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Chad Stevenson – 182 (Kit)

1st low net – Lucas Aiken – 138 (Kit)

2nd low net – Noah Sheasgreen – 146 (Kit)

3rd low net – Brandon Guerreiro – 154 (Kit)

E Flight

1st low gross – Fazal Khan – 177 (Kit)

2nd low gross – Calvin McKenzie – 181 (Kit)

3rd low gross – Steve Swinamer – 192 (Kit)

1st low net – Mike Spruit – 142 (PG)

2nd low net – Chris McKenzie – 143 (Kit)

3rd low net – Cameron McCulley – 146 (Kit)

Sunday 2nd day of play saw Ron Venman get a hole-in-one on hole #6  -- Congratulation to Ron.

Anne Berrisford

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