The first ever St. Ignatius Church
and School Golf Scramble took place last Friday at the North Sound
Eighteen teams of four enjoyed blue
skies and calm winds on the course though that would soon be matched with hot
competition on the fairways.
The winning team was star local
golfer Joel Dodson, Andy Stepaniuk, Greg Bennett and Toni Pinkerton, with a net
score of 50.75. Second place went to Deny Edward, Mark Thompson,
Steve Euston and Lito Retumban, with a net score of 53.25. Third place
went to Kirk Duval, Stephen Duval, Robert Tiofilo and Robert Ebanks, with a net
score of 53.37. All three teams won gift vouchers from the pro shop.
Closest to the pin winners were
Joel Dodson on hole nine and Dave Loomis on hole 13. Longest drive winners
were Samantha Widmer on hole two and Stephen Duval on hole 12. Clay
Batson won the putting contest in dramatic fashion, holing a 70 foot putt at
the end of the day to edge out Madge Tompkins. The best dressed award
went to Tom Sperandeo.
After the competition the golfers
received a number of prizes during the awards presentation and everyone enjoyed
a nice buffet dinner catered by Signature Events.
St. Ignatius thanked all of their
sponsors: GT Automotive (major sponsor), IT Outsource Ltd., Eric Cronier Ltd.,
Jen International Insurance, Grant Thornton, Scotiabank, Chrissie Tomlinson
Island Cleaners, Mr. Terry Carson, and Mrs. Deanna Lookloy.
Thanks also went out to all of the
prize donors as well as all the volunteers who gave up their Friday afternoon
to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Tournament organizer Jeremy Rice
was pleased with the turnout and says that St. Ignatius is looking forward to repeating
the event at the same time next year.