On May 19 and 20, the Creston Golf Club hosted the annual Blossom Open Golf Tournament. There were 98 competitors in the field, 32 from out of town, who enjoyed two beautiful weather days for golf as well as a golf course that was in super playing condition.
It was Jeff Langin, from Cranbrook, who came out on top with rounds of 70 and 75 to defeat Kowan O’Keefe by one stroke. In the ladies division, Cherie Baker of Creston took home the champion’s trophy with rounds of 81 and 79, for a three-stroke victory over Ruthie Hoffman also of Creston.
The low net champions were Lacara Davidson (ladies) and Danny Huscroft (men).
Other winners were:
Championship Flight: Second gross: Kowan O’Keefe; second net: Don Price; third net: Dave Handy; fourth net: Bryan Smithson; fifth net: Tobyn Larsen.
First Flight: Low gross: Len Mosher; second gross: Len McCord; low net: Tom Proud; second net: Larry Beebe; third net: Paul Schoenhals; fourth net: Derek Larsen; fifth net: Dale Benedetti.
Second Flight: Low gross: Ron Young; second gross: Dougald MacDonald; low net: Rory Sorenson; second net: Larry Walker; third net: Jim Vigne; fourth net: Dan Kinney; fifth net: Derek Thompson.
Third Flight: Low gross: Vern Ronmark; second gross: Doug Strath; low net: Danny Santori; second net: Harry Brownfield; third net: Les Stevenson; fourth net: Bill Mayer; fifth net: Gord Johnson.
Ladies Flight: Low gross: Cherie Baker; second gross: Ruthie Hoffman; low net: Lacara Davidson; second net: Leslie Harbison; third net: Yvonne Larsen; fourth net: Linda Price.
The event was well received by all who took part, especially the out-of-town competitors who had very favorable comments on the shape of the golf course. The club looks forward to its next big event on June 11, the annual two-lady team net Stableford Tournament.
—CRESTON GOLF CLUB