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:
Winner: Jared Nichols
Consolation Winner: Larry Ramstad
Winner: Kelly Smeeth
Consolation Winner: Cheryl Lequire
Winner: Ezekiel Miranda
Consolation Winner: Jim McKinnon
Winner: Craig Letendre
Consolation Winner: John Lee
Winner: Rod Gullion
Consolation Winner: Josh Krueger
Winner: Justin Taylor
Consolation Winner: Mike Weir
Winner: Phil Bernert
Consolation Winner: Raoul Botha
Winner: Marcel Rose
Consolation Winner: Glen Longley
Winner: Rudy Paquette
Consolation Winner: Scott Murray
Winner: Rich Healey
Consolation Winner: Bryan Lewis