Koster wins North Island Open

78th annual North Island Men’s Open took place July 4-5

The 78th annual North Island Men’s Open, presented by Comox Valley Dodge, took place at the Comox Golf Club July 4-5.

Local favourite, Lawry Willis, held the Day 1 lead after shooting a 65.

Perennial contender Greg Koster of Sunnydale was not far behind with a day one score of 66. Other notables from the draw was Gordon Grubisich Day 1 score of 67, Stephen Watson 67, Ken Osborne 69, Brian Benedictson 70, and  Tyler VanAnrooy in windy afternoon conditions shooting an afternoon low score of 68.

On Day 2, in a haze of forest fire smoke, someone was bound to get hot – it was Nick Usher with a second round of 65 to finish in the top five. Steady play from Koster, Grubisich,  VanAnrooy, and Osborne all shooting a 67 kept them at the top.

This year’s champion with a gross total of 7 under par 133 was Koster.

The net competition started with a hot round on Day 1 coming from Bill Schnider with a net 62. Also on Saturday there were hot rounds coming from Hank Modras, and Rick McCaugan shooting net 63s. With other notable rounds coming from Pat Riva and Victor Crisp net 65.

On Day 2 the net competition heated up with Jimmy Slater shooting a 57 net, his career low round, to crack into the top 5 with a total of 128.

Notables for Day 2 were Rick Siddall and Riva with the same net 128. Hot rounds coming from Briann Hegg, net 59, and Rick McCaughan, 64.

But it was veteran Modras with a net 61 that lifted the trophy at the end of the weekend.

For the past years Comox Valley Dodge has been the backbone of this 36-hole event event and have contributed tremendously to make this event the success that it is. Thank you Comox Valley Dodge.

 

 

Gross Results

1. Greg Koster 133

2. Gordon Grubisich 134

3. Tyler VanAnrooy 135

4. Ken Osborne 136

5. Nick Usher 136

Net results

1. Hank Modras 124

2. Brian Hegg 125

3. Rick McCaughan 127

4. tie Jim Slater 128

4. tie Rick Siddall 128

4. tie Pat Riva 128

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Merville’s annual Garlic Fest a ‘stinking good time’

Once again, it is time to hold your nose and prance on… Continue reading

Cumberland resident finds prized possession from childhood

Corrina Mahoney was scanning the 24 Hour Bidding site and happened upon… Continue reading

Courtenay seeking input on community goals and growth

Survey participants could win $100 gift certificates

Comox holds off on mask proclamation

Local doctor called for language to encourage people, businesses to support maks

Seeing double at FYi clinic in Comox Valley

From Dr. Myrfield to another at the local optometry practice

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Charlie’s Car Wash in Courtenay raising funds for YANA

Michael Seib the owner of Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) in… Continue reading

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Comox Valley employment program designed for ages 15 to 30 years

A new program run by the Nanaimo Youth Services Association Comox Valley… Continue reading

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

‘Forest Defenders’ occupy road to prevent logging company from reaching Port Renfrew-area watershed

COVID-19 could mean curtains for film and TV extras

Background performers worry they’re being replaced by mannequins on film and TV sets

Laid-off B.C. hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection

Laid-off workers not sure what they’ll do when government support programs end

Most Read