The third annual St. Ignatius Church and School Golf Scramble recently took place at the North Sound Golf Club. Some 16 teams of four enjoyed blue skies, breezy conditions and some hot competition on the golf course.
The winning team was Maples and Calder, with a net score of 50.25, who featured Hugh Thompson, Martin Livingston, Peter Embleton and Russell Burt. Second place (net score 51) went to the St Ignatius team of Simon Donoghue, Ian Emerson, Carl Husband and Tony DeQuintal. Third place (net score 51.25) went to the Chrissie Tomlinson team of Kirk Duval, Lito Retumban, Robert Tiofilo and Robert Ebanks. All three teams won gift vouchers from the pro shop.
Closest to the pin winners were Gary Darwent on hole nine and Martin Livingston on hole 13. Longest drive winners were Julia Yates on hole two and Robert Tiofilo on hole 12.
Philip Tyrell won the putting contest, leaving his ball just eight inches away on a 70-foot downhill putt. Tom Byrnes was the best dressed golfer. Raul Nicholson, Adrian Briggs, Ian Dillon and Anthony McMain split the jackpot for correctly guessing that thirty golf balls would end up in the water at the fifth hole.
Following the competition, golfers were awarded a number of prizes and a buffet dinner catered by Signature Events.
St. Ignatius would like to thank all of the sponsors in GT Automotive (major sponsor), Grant Thornton, IT Outsource Ltd, Chrissie Tomlinson Hospital and Mr. Terry Carson. Thanks also go out to the North Sound Club, all of the corporate teams, prize donors and the volunteers who gave up their Friday afternoon to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Tournament organizer Jeremy Rice was very pleased with the event and says that St. Ignatius hopes to hold another scramble in late March of next year.