Jason Stewart and Jerry Kreuk shot out of the gate on a birdie roll yesterday at Le Sorcier Golf Club to shoot a bogey-free round one total of 8-under 63 and claim first place in the Promomedia B Division of the Ottawa Sun Scramble.
Nipping at their heels, on the par 71 track that measures 6,427 yards and features 14 elevated tees ranging from 20 to 100 feet, was the team of Kraig De la Salle and Spawn Gusdal who spun together a stellar 7-under 64 score after bouncing back from making a bogey on No. 1.
Eighteen teams out of the 72 that competed at Le Sorcier will now challenge for the chance to raise the Promomedia Group Cup in triumph on Championship Saturday (Aug. 23) at Outaouais Golf Club.
Here are the top-18 teams that made the cut:
- Jason Stewart & Jerry Kreuk (-8)
- Kraig De la Salle & Spawn Gusdal (-7)
- Darren Green & Todd McHugh (-4)
- Mike Gingerich & Jamie Pool (-4)
- Rick Theberge & Brad Kalef (-4)
- Rob Kennedy & Marty Belair (-4)
- Michel Gauthier & Daniel Bergevin (-4)
- Brian Kebic & Robb Anderson (-4)
- Steve Swanson & Tony George (-3)
- Scott Laflamme & William McMurry (-3)
- Bruce Reid & Peter Drevniok (-3)
- Gary Birtch & Russell Wolfe (-2)
- Adam Marshall & Ryan Marshall (-2)
- Mark Williamson & Brian Mason (-2)
- Matt Yakabuski & Steve McJannet (-2)
- Rocco Sala & Pat Barone (-2)
- Matthew deVroome & Mark McDonald (-1, won playoff)
- John Kennedy & Darcy Jenkins (-1, won playoff)
Meanwhile, Keith Cooper locked up the 50/50 Make-A-Wish closest to the pin contest when his ball stopped within two feet of the hole.
The Week Ahead:
- Today - Junior Open, Ladies Open, Ladies B & Ladies C at eQuinelle Golf Club in Kemptville
- Aug. 22 - Flagstick Open, Senior Open & GolfWorks A at Talon at GreyHawk in Cumberland
- Aug. 23 - Championship Saturday at Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland
- Aug. 24 - Championship Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Dunrobin
The Ottawa Sun Scramble was first launched in 2005 with an Open and Senior event at Eagle Creek Golf Club.
The weeklong tournament now offers 10 two-round partner divisions plus the Regimbal Media Challenge and four qualifying events. The tournament is conducted by local golf promotion company, ClubEG (executivegolf.ca), and is a scramble format where both players take a shot and use the better of the two from the tee box, on the fairway, in bunkers and on the green.
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