The rain held off and Ottawa Hylands golfer Paul Nooyen held on to win his third consecutive Cedar Glen Men’s Open Championship here Monday.
Nooyen posted a two-over-par 72 for a one stroke win over the Glen’s Kurtis Barkley with a 73.
Nooyen won the Open the last two years, both with scores of 74.
Sunday’s round played from the white tees saw him double bogey the par three sixth hole and the par three 12th.
He turned the corner with a one over par 35, and birdied two of the last three holes on the back nine (16 & 18) for a one over 37 and his 72 total.
The next low scores in the 29-player A flight category were 76s carded by Craig Nooyen (public player), Brad Mayhew of Nationview, Lance LePage of Upper Canada and Peter Gilder of the Brockville Country Club.
Rick Barkley of Cedar Glen posted a 78, while Dave Saunders of the Brockville C.C., Lonnie McIntosh of Cedar Glen and Mike Guy tied with 79s.
Guy’s 79 gave him the A flight low net with a 68.
Paul McCasliln of Iroquois finished alone with an 80, while Chawn Lapier (Iroq), Steve McIntosh and Lyle Schell of Cedar Glen and Lyndsay Weegar of Morrisburg all carded 81s.
Also defending his title was B flight champion Barry Casselman.
A very solid 78, allowed Casselman (Cedar Glen) to walk away from the rest of the B field, his closest competition coming from Cedar Glen golfers Rick Morrow, Billy DeJong and Kenny Mills all shooting 83s.
Mills’ 83 gave him a 66 net for the B flight net win.
Next up in B flight, was Cedar Glen’s Steve Plummer with an 84. Bill Hogoboam of Sandy Row and Chris Phifer of Cedar Glen tied with 85s.
Thirty area golfers were in the hunt for B flight prizes.
It was another successful defense of his title in C flight, as Mike Berrube of Nationview posted a 100 to collect his second consecutive championship.
Also shooting a 100, which gave him the C flight low net with a 75, was Cedar Glen’s Dennis Casselman.
Due to the major thunder/rain storm that arrived just shortly after the final golfers checked in at the clubhouse, a playoff was not possible to break the 100 tie.
The next low shooter in C flight was Brian Erwin of Cedar Glen with a 103.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the 39th annual Cedar Glen Open. All categories this year played from the white tees that measure just under 6,000 yards.