Clark, Osgerby and Sedley other division winners this past weekend
By Pat Payton
Jeff Griffiths posted rounds of 70 and 78 in the annual Club Championship at River Valley Golf and Country Club this past weekend.
Griffiths’ 148 two-day total was enough to give the defending champion a three-shot victory in the men’s division. Second place went to Mark Hedberg, who fired rounds of 73 and 78 for a 151 total.
In the ladies division, Darlene Clark emerged the winner with a two-day total of 177. Clark had an 86 on Sunday to go along with 91 on Saturday. Finishing one shot back was Julie Kim (87-91-178).
Tom Osgerby topped the Senior men’s field with rounds of 75 and 70 for a 145 total. Dave Demelo (74-74-148) was second and Bob Hedberg (71-81-152) third.
In the new 20-and-under division, Sam Sedley captured the title with consistent rounds of 76 and 77 for a 153 total. Taking second place was Eric Taylor (86-87-173).
A total of 44 golfers competed in the 2020 Club Championships at River Valley.
Saturday’s opening-round results
In Saturday’s opening-round, Jeff Griffiths fired a 70 to grab the lead in the men’s division. Other top scores were posted by Mark Hedberg (73), David Tkaczuk (77) and Josh Becker (78). Griffiths, Hedberg, Tkaczuk and Becker comprised the final four on Sunday.
Jean Mansfield was the first-day leader in the ladies grouping after shooting an 85, while a nice 71 gave Bob Hedberg the lead in the Senior men’s division.
In the 20-and-under division, Sam Sedley topped the field with a 76 on Saturday.
Larry Henderson, meanwhile, almost had a hole-in-one on the par 3 No. 13 hole. His tee-shot hit the flag, and stopped one foot from the cup for an easy tap-in birdie.
Hope for Haiti tourney Oct. 3
The 19th annual Hope for Haiti golf tournament is Saturday, Oct. 3 at River Valley. It’s again a four-person, Texas Scramble format.
It’s a nine-hole event, and golfers can play either the front nine or the back nine. Front tee times are 12 noon to 1:15 p.m., and back tee times are 1:30 to 3 p.m.
For adults, nine holes of golf, power cart and dinner is $60. For those 16 and under, the fee is $30. Call Sarah or David at 519-225-2329 to register your team for the fundraiser.