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Repeat Champions in Three Divisions
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Kyle Koski and Allan McGee are the champions again in the Open
Division of the Ottawa Sun Scramble. In fact, they are the only champions
in the four years of the championship. With their one stroke win this year,
Kyle Koski admitted that, “This was the toughest competition yet.” Noah Rheaume
Seven competitive teams ended up within 4 strokes of the winners.
Orleans, ON
Runners-up were Chris Bernard and Greg Foley (126), who recorded two
eagles and three birdies on their opening nine holes. Chris had been heard
to say before the championship that this was his last year if his team didn’t
Just a year or so into his golf career,
win, but seemed to be having second thoughts after the prizes had been
Noah Rheaume can already cross
awarded. Tied for third place two strokes back of the Koski/McGee duo at
one accomplishment of his golfing list
127 were the teams of Shane Fagan & Jeff Gordon and Joel Michaud &
of “things to do.” The ten-year old
Brad Kerfoot.
from Orleans is already a member of
Tournament organizers changed the format this year allowing a
elite company, the hole-in-one club.
certain number of qualifiers from each division to compete in a second
Playing in the junior league at the
round at Eagle Creek on Championship Sunday. Participants were
Metcalfe Golf & Country Club this
enthusiastic about the change.
past July 2nd the youngster selected a driver for his tee shot on the 110
thThe Ladies Division also had repeat winners as Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
yard, par three, 13 hole. It was the right call.
members Lise Jubinville and Brenda Pilon defended their championship win
Noah blazed his driver past the two front traps that guard the putting surface
from 2007 with a two-round score of 135. Again it was a close contest as they
on and promptly watched as the ball found its way to the bottom of the cup.
eked out a one-stroke victory over sisters Jacinthe and Darquise Leduc.
“Oh my gosh,” is what Noah says was his reaction to the great shot. He
Perry Freda and Randy Blondin defended their 2007 Senior Division
had hit the green before but had never been that close to it in a single shot.
title by 5 strokes over the teams of Mike Chevrier & Dave Saunders and
Noah was introduced to the game by his father, Jeff. “It is fun to play,”
Peter Mayo & Brian Darling. No trash talking here, Perry & Randy
he says of his new summer obsession. “I like to drive the ball long.”
simply got their putters working on their back nine and were able to get the
Comments Rob Howell, General Manager of the Metcalfe G&CC,
job done shooting a two-day score of 128.
when asked about Rheaume’s accomplishment, “When we started our
The Open “B” Division went to Darcy Jenkins and his partner Derek
Junior League in 2008 we had hoped it would give kids the opportunity to
Clahane with their two-day total score of 140. Jamie Armstrong and Ron
learn, enjoy and improve at the game of golf. We never expected a hole
Droeske, Guy Bigonesse and Parri Ceci, and Dwayne Moser and Troy
in one on the first day of play. Congratulations to Noah who has achieved
Lyon made up the three teams that were tied for second place, two strokes
what many golfers try to accomplish in a lifetime.”
back.
Having been introduced to the game just last year, Noah has taken to
It took two playoff holes but Alexis Lamontagne and his partner Mick
it but, like many Canadian kids, still has hockey firmly entrenched as his
Desjardins were able to win the junior division of the championship over
favourite sport. The Grade 5 student at St. Theresa also likes playing
the team of Shaun Ouellette and Rock Regimbald. Alexis and Mick credited
football with friends.
their seven consecutive birdies during their final round for keeping them in
He went to a golf clinic this year at Greyhawk, on top of playing about 15
the championship hunt and their two-day score of 136.
times. Having enjoyed the lessons “a lot,” he hopes to take more in the future.
Next year he says he wants to play in the Metcalfe Junior Golf
More results page 36.
League again, saying, “It was a lot of fun.”
Aces certainly help make it that way.
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