83 players teed it up on Tuesday, August 17th, on a glorious day at Westwood Country Club.
There were some great golf played by a number of players in both divisions.
In the Senior Division, the Persimmon Woods trio of Tom Pruden, shooting a 3 Under 69,
followed closely by David Bremer (the 2017 Senior Champion) and Paul Neeman, both
shooting 2 Under 70s, and Persimmon’s Brian Hall close behind shooting 71. The Seniors
were playing about 6300 yards for the Championship.
In the Super Senior Division, Norwood’s Jim Dunn recorded a great 3 Under 69 to lead the way
after Day One, followed closely behind by Ken Highlander (Sunset Hills), shooting 71 and
Persimmon Wood’s Tony Brown shooting 73.
The Super Seniors teed it up on the back nine on Wednesday. Persimmon’s Tony Brown shot
77 for a two day total of 150 to capture the Super Senior honors. Tony is the first District
Player to record a championship in both the Senior Division, in 2006, and the Super Senior
Championship, since Don Dupske, who won numerous times in both divisions over the years.
Another Persimmon player, Gary Mindel, shot a consistent 75/76 for a two day total of 151 to
capture the Runner Up title. And Ron Miles, from Forest Hills, was close behind, shooting a
two day total of 74/78-152 to capture third place.
In the Super Seniors Net competition, Westwood’s Tom Stern shot 71/66-137 to capture the
Net Division Championship. Mike Graven (Fox Run) was close behind, shooting 68/71-139 to
finish second, and Meadowbrook’s Ed Schultz recorded a two day total of 74-70-144 to
capture third place.
In the Senior Division, the leaders battled hard with the lead changing hands throughout the
day. Brian Hall, playing in the second last group, posted a 3 Under 69, to take an early lead at
140. With Bremer and Pruden in the last group needing to make birdies to catch Hall , Bremer
did just that, making a birdie on 18 to record his second straight 70 to also finish at 140.
Pruden made 4 and finished at 141.
So the playoff went back to 18. Both players made easy pars on the first playoff hole and
returned to 18 again. Bremer hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker, while Hall found the fairway.
Bremer made an outstanding second shot and hit it to about 6 feet, while Hall found the green
side bunker. Hall’s birdie attempt from the bunker barely missed, while Bremer made his birdie
to clinch his second Senior title.
Tom Pruden finished third in the Gross Division, with Buddy Allen (Dalhousie) and Didier Villard
(Winghaven) finishing fourth at 145.
In the Net competition, Hall actually won the Net Division, with a two day total of 138.
Greenbriar’s David Diemer was second at 140. Jim McLaughlin (Norwood Hills) was third at
141, and Dean Fitzpatrick (Greenbriar Hills) was fourth 143.
Thanks to all who participated. And many thanks to Daryl Hartig, Head Professional at
Westwood, as well as the entire Westwood team for an excellent job, and thanks to our
volunteers who help make all of our events a success.