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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sports: Watson tops men’s league with even-par 36
Ricky Watson, the 2022 men's open champ, was low gross winner with an even-par 36 in NOTL league play last week. FILE/Ron Planche

Reigning club champion Ricky Watson was in fine early-season form last week, shooting an even-par 36 to lead all competitors in Thursday men’s league competition at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

Ken Porter took first spot in modified Stableford scoring (by retrogression), netting 19 points on the day.

Other men’s day winners were: Paul Dickson (closest to the 150 marker on #1),

Drew Porter (longest putt #2), James O’Connor (closest to the pin #4), Ross Smith (longest drive #5), Jim McMacken (longest putt #6) and Watson (closest to the pin #9).

Net skins went to: Jeff Jacques (#1 net eagle), Don Stewart (#3 double eagle), Glen Murray (#6 eagle) and Joe Interisano (#9 birdie).

Gross skins winners were Murray for his birdie on #6 and Joe Doria for a birdie on #3.

Tuesday was “Hit the Fairway on #4” day for the club’s 9 hole women’s league.

Rewarded for being on the fairway short of the green on the par-3 hole were Margot Hickson, Deborah Williams, Linda Williams, Sharron Allen, Carole Matheson, Bonnie Lamourie, Barb Werner, Janice McMacken and Susan McCann.

Low net winners on the day were Cathy Saytar, plus Linda and Deborah Williams, McMackes and Hickson.

Low gross winners were Deborah Williams, Maureen Dickson, Suzanne Watson, Susan Horne and Saytar.
Draw winner was Maureen Taylor who rolled in a par putt from 30 feet off the green on #8.

In the 18 hole women’s league Tuesday, Martha Cruikshank shot low gross with 93, followed by Carrol Baker and Cathy Murray (97), May Chang (103), and Judy Mantle and Ginny Green (104).

Murray also had best net score (76), ahead of Cheryl Yamamoto (77), Cruikshank (78), and Ria Rosenberg, Baker and Chang (81).

Top putters on the day were: Lisa Allen with 32, followed by Marie Ellison, Gayle Tanner, Patty Garriock, Rosenberg and Cruikshank, all with 34.

Closest to the pin sharpshooters were Murray on #4 and Sue Sherk on #9.

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