An exciting 9th hole playoff decided the winner of the 2016 Iroquois Open on July 16th. At the end of 18 holes, local golfer Les Gilmour tied with Mark Wyatt of Prescott for overall low gross with 71 for the day, resulting in the playoff hole. “It’s great, just great,” said Gilmour after sinking the birdie.
Gilmour and Wyatt led the field of 48 golfers through the course with clear skies and a slight breeze. Brent Mattice scored a 65 to take overall low net for the tournament. Mark Wyatt had first low gross for A flight while Riley O’Brien was second low gross and Peter Gilder third.
Shawn Lapier had first low net for A flight with Rob Kimmerly second lowest, Randy Casselman third. In B flight, Reg Deschamps was first low gross for the day. Paul McCaslin was second low gross, while Bill Mills was third. Perry Swank was first low net for B flight, while Mike Laurin was second and Lee Beaupre third.
There was a tie breaker round to settle the winner of C flight, with Tony Cummins winning the day over Chris Barkley for lowest gross. John Bedingfield was second lowest, Jack Walsh third. Chris Barkley was lowest net for C flight, with Sam Laurin second and Kent Smith third.
Chris Gilmour was closest to the pin in the 4th. Maurice Kolff closest on the 7th hole, while Don Poland was closest on the 13th hole. Les Gilmour was closest to the pin on the 18th, scoring a birdie on the hole.