Tourney has now raised almost $25,000 for St. Marys minor hockey
By Pat Payton
It was close at the finish line!
The foursome of Will Fink, Trevor Warwick, Cole Warwick and Mike Gould claimed a one-shot victory in the 8th annual Gary Douglas Memorial golf tournament Saturday at River Valley Golf and Country Club.
A total of 60 golfers played in this year’s Texas Scramble format. The tournament is held every August to celebrate the life of a great man and great golfer, who worked several years at the River Valley course.
The Fink group posted a 10-under-par score at the scenic course. Fink is very familiar with the River Valley layout as he is assistant superintendent at the course. The Warwicks are from the London area, while Gould works at the Willows G&CC in London.
Two other teams tied for second with nine-under-par scores. One of those teams was the foursome of Brian Hartwick, Bill Rysnik, Dick White and Ted Bolt. Hartwick was a member of the team that won the event with his sons (with a 12-under score) a year ago.
The other team that also finished at nine-under-par consisted of Dale Levy, Derek Shackleton, David St. Louis and John Heard. The same group also placed second (with an 11-under score) in 2018.
Close to $25,000 raised for minor hockey
This year’s Douglas tourney raised $3,500. The event has now raised close to $25,000 for youngsters in St. Marys minor hockey who need financial help. Gary Douglas was a man who always donated to under-privileged youngsters in the SMMHA, and it was his wish that tournament proceeds go to that worthwhile cause. Joe Taylor and Ing Geris again made a “sizeable donation” on Saturday.
“We plan on keeping it going,” Douglas tourney co-organizer John McCarthy told the Independent. “I know everybody is busy in the summertime, but hopefully we can get the number of participants up again next year.
“We’d like to thank all the participants again, as well as David and Sarah and the grounds staff at River Valley for having the course in great shape. And we want to thank Gary for looking down on us and giving us another nice day.”
–Jim McCann, of Science Hill, donated some silent auction items for Saturday’s tournament.
–In other golf news, there were a couple of recent hole-in-ones at Science Hill golf club.
On Aug. 5, Tom King recorded an ace on the par 3 No. 3 hole. He used a 6 iron from the blue tees, 150 yards.
On Aug. 15, Glenn Bertrand had a hole-in-one on the par 3 No. 12 hole. He used a 6 iron from the blue tees, 170 yards.