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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Sports: Whistlin’ Jim McMacken shoots his way to another top finish
Whistlin Jim McMacken had a great week on the links in NOTL Golf Club mens league play. KEVIN MACLEAN

Jim McMacken continued his stellar play this season, carding an even-par 36 to scoop low gross honours in last Thursday’s men’s league action at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

The laid-back whistling left-hander also won a gross skin with a birdie on #2.

Other winners were: Matt Hurlburt (longest drive #1), Tony Sanfelice (closest to the 150 marker #2), Rob Reimer (closest to the pin #4), Lou Puglisi (longest putt #6), Nino Ferrantelli (longest putt #7) and Kurt Hamm (closest to the pin #9). Mike Henry was tops in modified Stableford scoring, with 22 points.

Net skins winners were: Johnson Hu (#5) and Jeff Jacques (#8). Other gross skins winners were: John Sobil (#1) and Mark Derbyshire (#3).

The Friday Couples League kicked off its season Friday afternoon with a scramble and dinner in the clubhouse.

Top shooters were Kim and Oleh Hrycko, Suzanne and Charlie Rate, with a 2-under 34, followed by Candace MacLean and Mike Bondy, Val and Rob Chubey (also 34, by retrogression). Third were Lynette and Dean Sanders, Patty and Bill Garriock with 35.

Closest to the pin winners: Jeff Brookhouser, Sharron Marlow (#4) while Jack Hanna and Kim Hrycko sank the longest putts on #8.

Bob and Wendy Lowe earned honourable mentions for playing with two injured partners.

This past Tuesday in the 18-hole women’s league was day 2 of trophy play for the Roslyn Cup.

Sharron Marlow won with a net 74 score over 18 holes, edging out Brenda Bell in a tie-breaker.

Other winners were: Low gross – Lisa Allen (92), Yolanda Henry (93), Bell (96), May Chang (100) and Judy Mantle (101). Low net – Marlow and Bell (74), Allen (75), Henry (76), Chang and Gayle Tanner (78), Mantle and Susan Gagne (80).

Cathy Murray was closest to the pin #4 and Robin Foster was closest to the 150 marker #2.

Women with the fewest putts were: Allen and Marie Ellison (31), Val Chubey and Tanner (32) and Bell, Garriock and Mantle (33).

There was plenty of drama and excitement Tuesday as the members of the nine-hole women’s league held their first match play game in several years.

Fourteen women competed and the winners were: Diana Dimmer, Suzanne Rate, Marlene Sibbald, Deborah Williams, Penny Green, Maureen Taylor and Trish Anthony. They all will go on to compete in next week’s match play round.

Top gross scores were: Diana Dimmer (45), Deborah Williams (48) and Suzanne Watson (49).Best net scores were: Victoria Interisano (33), Bonnie Lamourie (35) and Barbara Werner and Williams (37).

Janice McMacken sank the longest putt on #2 and Dimmer was closest to the hole in two shots on #9.

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