Smith Falls golfer, Adam Miller wins Iroquois open


Smith Falls golfer, Adam Miller led a field of 46 golfers with an even par 72, here Saturday, to win the Iroquois Golf Club’s annual Men’s Open Tournament.

“It was a great day,” said Miller following the win. Miller said the Iroquois course was in good shape, but “it was very windy and you had to be careful off the tee. If you miss the fairway here, you are in deep rough.”

In fact, on the par four number one hole, (played as Miller’s 10th hole as the nines were switched for the tournament) Miller missed the fairway and after the regulation search he was forced to re-tee. He ended up with a double bogey six, and finished the front nine with a three over par 40. To that he added a three under par 32 on the back for his even par 72. 

On the back nine holes, he went three under on the back-to-back par fives. He started it with a birdie on the 488 yard 15th hole followed by an eagle three on the 16th.

Following closely on the leader’s heels was Prescott’s Bill Minkhorst, who posted a two over par, 74 finish. Minkhorst was one under on the front nine, but went to three over on the back with a bogey on the par three 13th hole. He doubled the par five, 15th.

Stepping into the winner’s circle with Miller, was Upper Canada Golf Club’s Ron Guthro in C flight (16 plus handicap). Guthro shot an 84, not only to register the C flight low gross, but to pick up the overall low net of the tournament with a 65 net.

Along with first picks at the fabulous prize table, Miller was presented the Madden Mug for the low gross win and Guthro received the Iroquois Golf Club’s low net trophy.

Seven of the 15, A flight players broke the 80 barrier.

The third low gross, behind Miller and Minkhorst, was shot by Iroquois’ Mike Tobin with a 75. Shawn Lapier and Paul McCaslin, both from Iroquois, carded 76’s. Bill Mills of Prescott shot 76, and Randy Casselman of the Morrisburg Club shot a 79.

Mills’ 76 gave him the low net win in A flight with a 66 net score.

The low score in B flight was shot by Morrisburg golfer Lee Beaupre with an 80. Beaupre edged out fellow club member Bob Mann who carded an 81. Mann’s 81 gave him the B flight net win with a 69.

Iroquois’ Dillon Lapier was right on the leaders’ heels with an 82, while Richard Guthro and Tony Cummins (both from Upper Canada) tied with 84s.

Mike Laurin (UC), Frank Niewwkoop (Iroq) and Brody Ranger tied with 85s.

Upper Canada golfers, Ron Guthro and Junior Thompson shot the top scores in C flight. 

Guthro led with his 84, while Thompson was one stroke back with an 85.

Dwayne Young of Cedar Glen, Don Poland (Iroq) and Al Lingard tied with 88s. Lingard’s 88 gave him a 68 net for the C flight low net win.

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