2016 Peace Country Open sees two new mens and ladies champions this year

The Peace Country Open Championship Trophies. Photo by Jessica Fedigan.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was an exciting final round of the 2016 Peace Country Open, and despite a close final round match, Travis Eggers was unable to repeat as Jared Nichols took the trophy in this year’s championship flight.

Nichols bested Eggers after 16 holes on Monday to take the championship flight after 54 holes of golf. Meanwhile, Kelly Smeeth bested Linda Harvey to take the win in the Ladies Flight. Last year’s ladies champion Sheryl Lequiere lost her first round before staving off elimination to take the Ladies consolation winner spot. Ezekiel Miranda maintained a spotless record to be crowned winner of the Seniors flight, while Jim McKinnon lost his first match, but won all the others to take the runner-up spot.

82 golfers registered for this year’s tournament, one of the best showings in the past several years. Though downpours resulted in flash flooding in Fort St. John on Sunday, the course only saw the occasional period of rain, with mostly overcast skies throughout the weekend.

Below are the winners and consolation winners from each flight:

Championship flight

Winner: Jared Nichols

Consolation Winner: Larry Ramstad

 

Ladies flight

Winner: Kelly Smeeth

Consolation Winner: Cheryl Lequire

 

Seniors flight

Winner: Ezekiel Miranda

Consolation Winner: Jim McKinnon

 

First flight

Winner: Craig Letendre

Consolation Winner: John Lee

 

Second flight

Winner: Rod Gullion

Consolation Winner: Josh Krueger

 

Third flight

Winner: Justin Taylor

Consolation Winner: Mike Weir

 

Fourth flight

Winner: Phil Bernert

Consolation Winner: Raoul Botha

 

Fifth flight

Winner: Marcel Rose

Consolation Winner: Glen Longley

 

Sixth flight

Winner: Rudy Paquette

Consolation Winner: Scott Murray

 

Seventh flight

Winner: Rich Healey

Consolation Winner: Bryan Lewis

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