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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Golf: Chautauqua team defends its title

They were missing their leader – 93-year-old NOTL golf legend Doug Garrett – but the team of Patrick Little, Ricky Watson and Ross Robinson again won the Hilda Costen Memorial Trophy last week.

With the annual Chautauqua Open cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robinson organized an impromptu tourney Wednesday at the St. Davids Golf Club.

He called it the Chautauaqua Swingers Golf Invitational and it attracted about 20 participants, including Niagara Falls riding MPP Wayne Gates.

Watson, associate pro at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, carried his group to a 3-under par victory in the scramble format over nine holes, Robinson said.

Longtime Chautauqua resident Brian McNulty won the Oast House Barnraiser Growler for chipping closest to the growler on the eighth hole.

A celebratory dinner was held afterward at Garage Pizza on York Road.