He went four over in the first four holes, but Upper Canada golfer Lance LePage got it back together here Saturday, to win the annual Morrisburg Golf Club’s Men’s Open tournament with a 2-over-par 72.
“I started out rough,” said LePage of his double bogey on the par-4 first hole. “I had two, three putts in the first four holes, and they had nothing to with the golf course. It was in excellent shape. The three putts were all me. I missed two putts that were inside three feet.”
That may have been the case on the front nine, but it was the exact opposite on the back, said LePage of his 1-under-par 34 which he added to his front nine 38 for a 72 total and the tournament championship.
On the back nine, Lepage posted a pair of birdies, on the par four 12th hole and the par four 18th.
“I didn’t miss any putts on the back nine. It was a good day, and the greens staff had the course in great shape.”
LePage, a former member of the Morrisburg Club, said he was impressed with the work done on the Morrisburg Golf Course which sees the total re-design and re-build of the third green and a re-shaping and re-sodding of the second green.
“The golf course is in great shape, and the new greens are fantastic. The third green is a great improvement and will be a tricky green to play. It will certainly be interesting to seem some of the pin placements on it.”
With Lepage winning the overall tournament championship, that left Prescott’s Steve Martineau and Brockville’s Peter Gilder tied for the low gross in A flight with 75’s.
A sudden-death playoff on the par four ninth hole and a Martineau birdie settled the issue.
The low net in A flight was won by Upper Canada’s Allan McNairn who shot a 78 for a 68 net.
Following Martineau and Gilder was Prescott’s Rob Kimberly who shot a 77. Ottawa golfer Paul Nooyan shot a 78 and Morrisburg’s Lindsay Weegar carded an 80.
Seven golfers broke the 80 barrier on the day, and among them was Morrisburg’s Dave McClenaghan. His 79 scored the win in B flight, two strokes up on Prescott’s Bruce Perrin and Upper Canada’s Sam Laurin.
Laurin’s 81 gave him the low net in B flight with a 68.
Next up in B flight was Upper Canada’s Kirk Barkley with an 86. Paul Casselman (Cedar Glen) and Justin McNamee and Mike Bowers all tied with 87’s.
Morrisburg’s Charlie Moore and Larry Gallinger, and Cedar Glen’s Rob Casselman shot 89’s.
Prescott golfers led C flight with Les Randel claiming the win with an 84. Ed Greengrass was second with an 87 which gave him the flight’s low net with a 67.
Morrisburg Club Captain Andy Patenaude was next with an 89 and Mitch Cassell (Morrisburg) carded a 90.