Travis Eggers repeats as Oilmen’s golf champ

On the surface, the 2019 Oilmen’s Golf Tournament was the same as the past couple years. Travis Eggers won the overall title, just like he did last year, running away with it in his final match against Justin McKinnon. Likewise, there were 192 golfers this year, the same as the past three years, down from the 304 players the tournament drew at its peak.

Still, following the conclusion of the championship final on June 8, there was a thought that the tournament is about to change and improve going forward.

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“We’re consistently at 192 golfers now and I think everyone is trying to dial it in with these new numbers. We want to make the experience better for everyone,” said Jeremy Clothier, winner of the champion flight’s consolation bracket.

“When you do the same thing for 45 years, you don’t think about doing it differently. But we can change some of the times of the events and it will be better for everyone,” Eggers said.

There were no solid details yet on what could change, but the ball is starting to roll. However, when it comes to the actual golfing, Eggers is still really good. That hasn’t changed and won’t anytime soon.

“The first couple days I played just good enough, we were all stiff with the cold. But today was great and I started to roll and applied the pressure all round,” Eggers said on the final day.

Eggers recently played a couple competitive tournaments in Vancouver, his first in almost two years. He qualified for the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship in Toronto, August 20 to 23, where he’ll look to improve on his previous best Mid-Am finish of 10th place. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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