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  • Daylen Ostapowich doubles down with golf silver medals

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    Local youth golfer Daylen Ostapowich (14) has won two silver medals at his first back-to-back tournaments of the season.
    Ostapowich’s first tournament of the year was held at the Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge where he placed second overall.
    “It was a pretty good tournament – two-day tournament.”
    Then on July 4, Ostapowich participated at the Innisfail golf tournament, to claim his second victory.
    “I only lost by one stroke but I enjoyed it,” said Ostapowich.
    The versatility of the sport is what keeps bringing him back.
    “It’s just something I enjoy doing, even if I’m at home, I just love the sport,” said Ostapowich.
    While practice makes perfect, Ostapowich plans on taking his passion for golf to the top with hopes of playing at the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA).
    “I usually try to get out there as much as I can,” he said. “My dream is to go to the PGA.”
    Weather dependant, a typical golf season can last until October or November.
    “It can sometimes be like October or maybe a bit past if you’re lucky,” said Ostapowich.
    Ostapowich plays right here in the valley at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club.
    “The front nine is a pretty simple golf course but the back nine is a bit more of a challenge,” said Ostapowich.
    Ostapowich has a few more tournaments ahead of him including one at McKenzie Meadows in Calgary.
    When asked on how to get others involved in the sport, Ostapowich gladly shared some expertise of his own.
    “I’d say just try it out, swing a couple clubs and give it a try.”

  • McCarron carries one shot lead into Shaw Championship

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    2017 Shaw Charity Classic winner Scott McCarron, left, receives the Shaw Trophy from Brad Shaw, right and Clay Riddell, Tournament chairman, centre, Sunday afternoon at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

     

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    Pro golfer Rod Spittle was one of two Canadians at the Shaw Open in Calgary in the final round September 3. Here he checks his yardage book while Australian Craig Perry hits his second shot.

     

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    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie traditionally walks with his head down as he moves between the 9th green and the 10th tee.

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  • Swallow is an 8-peat!

    Two days of great golf weather led to a successful open tournament at the Dinosaur Trail Golf course this past weekend.

    Both the Ladies and Men’s tournaments were held, and Kyle Wade emerged as the low gross winner and course superintendent Colin Mckenzie won low net honours.

    On the Women’s side, Heather Swallow came out on top as low gross winner and Joanne Schinnour emerged as low net winner. Swallow was presented with the Barb Losoncy plaque as tournament winner once again, having won it for the eighth time.

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    Bink Losoncy presented Heather Swallow with the Barb Losoncy Memorial Plaque, as winner of the Ladies golf tournament at Dinosaur Trail this past weekend. This is the eighth time Heather has won the event, and the twentieth year the plaque has been presented since Barb’s passing.

    mailphoto by O. R. Sheddy, Mail Editor

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