Queensgate edges Cricket Square to win St. Ignatius scramble

Event raises nearly $5,600 for school and church development fund

Team Queensgate, winner of the golf scramble.

Seventeen foursomes participated in the eighth annual St. Ignatius Church and School Golf Scramble on March 24 at the North Sound Golf Club. The charity event raised nearly $5,600 for the school and church development fund, organizers said in a press release.

Team Scotiabank took third place.

Queensgate, with Dennis Hunter, Braden Howe, Orapin Howe and Gordon Smith, was the winning team with a net score of 54.0. Second place was Cricket Square with a net score of 54.9, with Corey Blohm, Shannon Emslie, Michael Wight and Payten Wight. Scotiabank, with a net score of 55.1, was third, with team Marcus Stafford, Conor MacHugh, Mike Kilbane and Colleen Artuch.

The first- and third-place teams won gift cards from the pro shop, and the second-place team received gift cards courtesy of Kirk Freeport.

Home Gas was voted Best Dressed team in a unanimous decision by the five judges. They won gift cards from Island Cleaners and from the pro shop.

The Grant Thornton team finished 17th with the highest score of the day, earning each player a free round of golf courtesy of the North Sound Golf Club.

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Closest to the pin winners were Brent McComb on hole 9 and Marcus Stafford on hole 13. Each received a $50 gift card and a dozen golf balls.

Longest drive winners were Maria McLean for the ladies on hole 2 and Graham Robinson for the men on hole 12. Both won watches courtesy of Kirk Freeport.

Team Home Gas was unanimously judged Best Dressed.

Stephen Duval won the putting contest, leaving his 65-foot putt just 22 inches from the hole. He earned a beer/wine gift bag courtesy of The Brasserie. Graham Blyth won the 50-50 jackpot for correctly guessing that 69 used golf balls would be sold in the pro shop during the event.

After the competition, the golfers received a number of awards, 25 raffle prizes, and a buffet dinner.

St. Ignatius thanked all of its sponsors and prize donors, as well as the volunteers and North Sound Golf Club, for supporting this event.

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