Travis Eggers is once again club champion at Lakepoint Golf and country Club. It was Eggers fifth time winning the tournament since 2010, posting a two-day score of 155.
Eggers did face some adversity, however. He was down a stroke after the first day of competition to Justin McKinnon, who shot a 77. Eggers would follow up on his 78-stroke first round with a strong showing in the windy second day with a score of 77.
Ritch Hosker ended up finishing second in the championship flight.
“The tournament went well, and we had 29 players, the most in the three years I’ve been here,” said Ryan Galay, Lakepoint’s lead professional.
The best round of the weekend was Dave Burridge’s 76 on Sept. 9. He went on to win the senior’s flight with a two-day score of 158.
Shelly March was the ladies champ with a score of 185, after Anne Sawyer lead the first day with a round of 90.
Overall, it’s been a great season for Lakepoint, according to Galay. Most of the big events were back and saw more competitors. Both the Peace Country Open and the Pro-Am were successful events, as well as the Oilmen’s tournament, which featured an extra flight.
“That was really nice, and it always helps when we have more of them show up,” Galay said about the Oilmen. The weather co-operated as well, and the club didn’t lose many days to rain. The course has been in great shape all season despite the slow start.
Although club membership was down for Lakepoint this year, overall money in green fees and number of people playing is up.
And just because the club championship is over, that doesn’t mean the season is.
“We still have something every weekend, hopefully we can play through Thanksgiving this year with even an extra week or two if the weather allows it,” Galay said.
Tournament action resumes with the Couples Night Finale on Sept. 16, and the Huskies Par 3 fundraiser Sept. 17, which is a new event this year that Galay is excited about. The Child Development Centre is having its fundraising tournament on Sept. 23.
“That’s always a good one, we get to raise some money for a good cause,” he said.