With a winning percentage that Tiger Woods in his prime would be proud to own, Greg Koster once again showed he is the class of the field at the 60th anniversary of Sunnydale’s Men’s Tillicum.
The long weekend got off to a close start with golfers bunched up near the lead. Koster and Tyler Van Anrooy led the field with solid one-under par 70s. On day two, Koster separated himself from the field by shooting a 66.
Day three left the rest of the field shaking their collective heads. They watched as Koster shot a sizzling seven-under par 64 – leaving them wondering when he was planning on retiring from the game. Koster finished with a three-day total of 200, 18 shots ahead of second place.
The rest of the weekend proved to be just as exciting with two hole in ones. On Saturday Rory Bondue aced #10 with a one hopper, and Earl Costello did the same Sunday on #15. Costello also sank a 20-foot putt to win Friday night’s horse race with partner Shane Robinson.
Final results were as follows:
A Flight Gross: Greg Koster 200, Tyler Van Anrooy 218, Grant Goudy 218, Ken Osborne 219, Mitch Carr-Hilton 219, Doug Petrie 222, Rory Bondue 224, Shane Robinson 227, Terran Berger 227, Bruce Coulter 227, Josh Roberts 228.
A Flight Net: Gerry Koster 206, Bruce Jordan 207, Chris Kalnay 209, Rob McDonald 110, Mike Merrett 213, Andrew Flaro 214, Jim Mapey 216, Steve Blacklock 217, Larry Ferguson 218, Dan Woods 219.
B Flight Gross: Jim Rhodes 248, Randy Bennett 251, Norm King 252, Jim Larocque 254, Bob Edwards 254, Duane Ladouceur 257, Earl Costello 228, Bob Tarbuck 261, John Taylor 261, Garth Parkin 262.
B Flight Net: Jim Barr 203, Norm McLaren 206, Burt Meeks 212, Fabian McCarty 215, Elmo Guinan 219, Bruce Donegan 219, Murry Grummett 222, Ron Barker 222, Russ Nelson 224, Dave Buckley-Jones 224.
Saturday KP winners were Tyler Van Anrooy #3, Bill Wheeldon #5, Rory Bondue #10, Grant Goudy #15, Shane Robinson #17. Sunday KP winners were Mitch Carr-Hilton #3, Nick Usher #5, Dwight Fulmore #10, Earl Costello #15, Greg Koster #17. Monday KP winners were Taylor Thibeault #3, Bill Anglin #5, Greg Koster #10, Tyler Van Anrooy #15, Grant Goudy #17.
A big thank you goes out to Ron Pinke, Jules Urban, Wally Pettigrew, Dave Pye and the Sunnydale Men’s Club for their hard work; clubhouse manager Ben Gill and his staff for great food and service.
Thank you also goes to Anne Newman, Doug Petrie, Rob Speers, and staff in the pro shop. Congratulations go to Sunnydale’s new superintendent Aaron Sorenson and his staff for the best condition players have seen in the tournament’s long history. Thank you to both men’s and ladies’ club volunteers, hole spotters, tournament scorers, and the Zone 6 rules crew.
Special thanks to all tournament sponsors, including major backers Applebee’s, Holiday Inn Express, Home Hardware and Royal LePage.
– Sunnydale Golf Club