Annual St. Ignatius scramble to swing by North Sound

The St. Ignatius fifth annual scramble is ready to tee off at the North Sound Golf Club. 

The tournament is scheduled for March 28 with a shotgun start. The four-person scramble can accommodate up to 88 players in 22 teams. Early focus will be on topping the 2013 winners. Team TIMS – consisting of Robin Holmes, Eddie Ballantyne, Stevie Fleming, and Erick Barkinge – won the overall crown with a net score of 51.74. Team BCQS – featuring Michael Baulk, Richelle Woodcock, Jeremy Superfine and Ben Cummings – placed third with a score of 53.5 but earned the accolade of best dressed. 

Prospective players should submit a registration form and $150 per player ($600 per team) as soon as possible. The entry fee includes goodie bag, cart rental and buffet meal. The tournament’s biggest prize is US$50,000 if a player scores a hole-in-one at a selected par three, sponsored by Grant Thornton. There will also be competitions for closest to the pin, longest drive, putting champion and best dressed team. 

Last year’s tournament attracted 22 players, and team Maples and Calder – with Hugh Thompson, Martin Livingston, Peter Embleton and Russell Burt – placed second with a net score of 52. Closest to the pin winners were Stevie Fleming on No. 9 and Jim Owen on No. 13. Longest drive winners were Collen Artuch for the ladies on No. 2 and Jason Lovelock for the men on hole 12. Richard Reading won the putting contest, leaving his ball less than a foot away on a 60-foot downhill putt. 

John Collins, Peter Bigwood, Richard Reading and Mick Whyte split the jackpot for being the nearest to guess that 29 golf balls would end up in the water on No. 5. Jon Marsh and Tony DeQuintal split the jackpot for correctly guessing that 27 tee shots would find the green on No. 1. 

St. Ignatius Community Liaison Coordinator Jeremy Rice said the event raised nearly $7,000 for the school and church facilities’ development fund. 

For more information on the scramble, email [email protected] or call 949-6797. 

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Last year’s first place team, TIMS, consisted of Eddie Ballantyne, Robin Holmes, Stevie Fleming and Erick Barkinge.