Pomeroy Inn & Suites and Fort St. John Links Golf Course hosted the annual F.S.J. Links Open Golf Tournament on July 14 and 15 right in midst of some hot weather.
“The weather was super, it was really hot,” said Rose Holland, one of the owners of Links Golf Course.
“They’re always so exciting and different,” she said about the annual Open tourneys.
“90 per cent of the people are members that play. We had a couple fellows come down from Fort Nelson, a pro from Lake Point, a pro from Lone Wolf, so it’s a variety.”
Over 50 players hit the golf course over the weekend for some friendly competition and fantastic weather conditions. Holland said the number of golfers was down a bit from last weekend, but that it was a busy weekend in Fort St. John which might have affected turnout.
“People are on holidays,” she said. “On Saturday there was a number of weddings in town. There was so much going on and you can never hit a date that satisfies anyone.”
There was also the Oilmen’s Trapshoot to compete with as well, but Holland said it was all-in-all a great tournament.
Larry Ramstad defeated last year’s champion Ritch Hosker by one stroke, shooting a total of 147 after two days to win the Championship Flight.
Jan Jorven won the Ladies Championship, shooting a score of 192 after two days, while runner-up went to Valerie Unruh and Ellen Verbeek won low net.
Men’s First Flight winner was Sheldon Wheeler and second place went to Michael Bacso. The Men’s Second Flight winner was young Adam Krueger and second place was Morris Paquette. Third Flight went to Justin Taylor with Dennis Peters close behind, while Roger Unruh won the Fourth Flight. Fifth Flight went to Jim Webster, winning after three playoff holes to break the tie over second place winner Murray Hammond.