Queensgate wins St. Ignatius scramble

Team Queensgate - winners of 2017 St Ignatius Golf Scramble.

The eighth annual St. Ignatius Church and School Golf Scramble took place on Friday, 24 March at the North Sound Golf Club. Seventeen foursomes enjoyed the sunny, windy afternoon, and there was some exciting action on the links.

The winning team was ‘Queensgate’ with a net score of 54.0: Dennis Hunter, Braden Howe, Orapin Howe and Gordon Smith.  Second place was ‘Cricket Square’ with a net score of 54.9: Corey Blohm, Shannon Emslie, Michael Wight and Payten Wight.  Third place was ‘Scotiabank’ with a net score of 55.1:  Marcus Stafford, Conor MacHugh, Mike Kilbane and Colleen Artuch.

The first and third place teams won gift cards from the pro shop, while the second place team received gift cards courtesy of Kirk Freeport.

‘Home Gas’ was voted best dressed team, in a unanimous decision by the five judges.   They won gift cards from Island Cleaners and from the pro shop.  The ‘Grant Thornton’ team finished 17th with the highest score of the day, earning each player a free round of golf courtesy of the North Sound Golf Club.

Closest to the pin winners were Brent McComb on hole nine and Marcus Stafford on hole thirteen.  Each received a $50 gift card and a dozen golf balls. Longest drive winners were Maria McLean for the ladies on hole two and Graham Robinson for the men on hole twelve.   Both won beautiful watches courtesy of Kirk Freeport.

Stephen Duval won the putting contest, leaving his 65-foot putt just 22 inches from the hole.  He earned a beer/wine gift bag courtesy of The Brasserie.  Graham Blyth won the 50-50 jackpot for correctly guessing that 69 used golf balls would be sold in the pro shop during the event.

Following the competition, the golfers received a number of awards, 25 raffle prizes, and a delicious buffet dinner catered by Treats Restaurant.

St. Ignatius would like to thank all of the sponsors:  3T Cayman, BCQS Property Management, Consolidated (Cayman) Water Co., Cricket Square, Grant Thornton, and The Dock at Morgan’s Harbour.

Thanks also go out to the prize donors: Kirk Freeport (major donor), The North Sound Golf Club, The Brasserie, Island Cleaners, Island Suppy, LUCA, Treats Restaurant, and Mr. Karim Awe.

Final thanks go out to the North Sound Golf Club, all of the corporate teams, prize donors, and the volunteers who gave up their Friday afternoon to ensure that everything ran smoothly.  Nearly $5600 was raised for the school and church development fund.  The annual scramble will take place again on 23 March, 2018.   (Submitted)

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