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Open tournament play wraps up at Innisfail Golf Club

Open tournament play at the Innisfail Golf Club has wrapped up for another season following the successful completion of last week’s pro-am and mixed open tournaments.

Open tournament play at the Innisfail Golf Club has wrapped up for another season following the successful completion of last week’s pro-am and mixed open tournaments.

Sunday’s annual Mixed Open drew 80 couples for a total of 160 players, an increase of 20 players over last year’s rain-dampened event, club pro Jim Boomer said.

“It was a perfect day,” Boomer said of the Scotch two-ball alternate shot tournament. “It went really well. It’s probably our most social event and that’s why it’s so important to have the good weather.”

A Calgary couple, Dan and Bridget Smith, were crowned overall champions after shooting a one-over, 73.

The 25th annual Pro-Am Tournament had opened the week on Sept. 13.

Calgary’s Wes Martin won the individual pro title after shooting a 69, narrowly edging out Dale Tomlinson, who shot a 70.

The foursome of Stephen Black, Darren Black, Sean Slaney and Darcy Hoffus took the team event. The team event was based on a modified Stableford par point system.

“That was nice to see a local team win,” Boomer said.

Boomer said the final tournament for the season is the men’s league wrap-up, the Ironman, on Oct. 15.

“With this kind of weather and the condition that the golf course is in, it couldn’t be a more perfect way to be wrapping everything up so everybody’s last taste of the golf course is a good one.”