Numrich returns to winning ways at Innisfail

Grant Numrich has his game back on track. After struggling at the provincial junior championship this past week, the Red Deer golfer fired a tournament-record 69 at the Innisfail Junior Open to win the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour event on Tuesday.

Array

Array

Grant Numrich has his game back on track.

After struggling at the provincial junior championship this past week, the Red Deer golfer fired a tournament-record 69 at the Innisfail Junior Open to win the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour event on Tuesday.

“I fixed some of my struggles from junior provincials last week,” said Numrich, 18. “I hit the ball well off the tee today and was able to give myself some chances to make birdie which I capitalized on.”

Numrich finished the day with six birdies, four on the front and two on the back, and three bogies to out pace his nearest competition on the day, Jeremy Rietze of Lacombe, by three shots. Bryce Kopec (Alberta Springs) was third in the junior boys division with a 3-over-75.

This is the second tournament win of the summer for Numrich, having earlier won a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event in Olds.

He is building his golf resume into the fall when he and Rietze will join the Red Deer College golf team, where he will be taking business administration, including playing at the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship July 20-23 at the Edmonton Petroleum Club.

At the Alberta Golf Junior Championships last week at Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge, he finished in a tie for 28th after posting a four-day score of 27-over-307.

“I’m just working on my consistency,” he said.

“I’m really working on my game for (the amateur championship) and hoping it that it will come around nicely for then.”

Numrich is just the latest McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour player to make the jump to the college ranks.

“There’s been a number of young people to have played on the McLennan Ross Tour over our 20 years that have gone on to play professionally,” said tour director Dunc Mills. “But I’m just as proud of a lot of these kids that will never play for money but will learn thing through junior golf that are helping them in their business careers and in their lives and raising families of their own.”

Innisfail’s Jace Ouellette won the 15-16 boys division with a 2-over-74, while Liam McKeen (Gull Lake) was second with a 7-over-79 and Chase Broderson (Lacombe) was third at 9-over-81.

Brady McKinlay (Lacombe) won the U15 boys division with an 8-over-80 with Thomas Sluka (Camrose) in second two strokes back and Red Deer’s Cole Bergheim in third at 11-over-83.

Calgary’s Lauren Cheung won the girls division with a 12-over-84, six shots better than Innisfail’s Courtney Dickson and Nikki Norlin.

“We had perfect scoring positions and the kids played well,” said Mills, noting they had 51 kids finish the day.

Other Central Alberta results include Brandon Maxwell (Pine Hills) finishing sixth in the junior boys division with an 8-over-80, Jordan Williamson (Balmoral) seventh at 11-over-83 and Brayden Bystrom (Sylvan Lake) 11th at 20-over-92.

In 15-16 boys, Taylor Dobbs (Innisfail) was fifth at 16-over-88, Brody Kopec (Balmoral) was sixth at 19-over-91, Sam Narowski (Innisfail) was tied for seventh at 20-over-92 and Tanner Smith (Alberta Sprigs) was 9th at 22-over-94.

In U15 boys, Tyler Watt (Innisfail) was 6th at 14-over-86, Jordan Siwak (Red Deer) was tied for seventh with Denver Smith (Innisfail) at 15-over-87, Brendan Grabo (Lacombe) was tied for 9th at 18-over-90, Ben Narowski (Innisfail) was 11th at 19-over-91, Chase Giannioudis (Red Deer) was 12th at 20-over-92, Blair Korver (Red Deer) was 15th at 24-over-96, Mark Janes (Red Deer) was 16th at 24-over-99, Daniel Nieth (Red Deer) was 17th at 29-over-101, Joe Kelly (Innisfail) was 19th at 30over-102 and Ethan Meding (Innisfail) was 21st at 39-over-111.

Rounding out the girls division was Clare McMahon (Balmoral) in fifth at 22-over-94 and Bradie Pillman (Innisfail) at 41-over113.

The tour is back in action today at the Lacombe Golf Club.

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

Just Posted

A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is shown at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Alberta says it won’t give out more first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL
Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot as supply dwindles

OTTAWA — Alberta says it won’t give out more first doses of… Continue reading

A Suncor logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Suncor Energy and Atco working together on potential hydrogen project

Atco would construct and operate pipeline and hydrogen storage facilities

Colonial Pipeline joue un rôle de premier plan dans le transport de l’essence, du kérosène, du diésel et d’autres produits pétroliers du Texas vers la côte Est.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

Colonial Pipeline delivers about 45 per cent of the fuel consumed on East Coast

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Here is a list of latest COVID-19 restrictions in effect in Alberta

New mandatory health restrictions are now in effect in Alberta. Additional restrictions… Continue reading

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, fresh nuts, bolts and fittings are ready to be added to the east leg of the pipeline near St. Ignace, Mich., as Enbridge prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File
On eve of deadline, Canada makes case in court to keep Line 5 pipeline running

WASHINGTON — The federal government is stepping up its fight with Michigan… Continue reading

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, tosses the ball for a serve to Ilya Ivashka, of Belarus, during the Miami Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
Canadian Denis Shapovalov books spot in second round of Italian Open

Shapovalov to face world Stefano Travaglia, of Italy

This picture provided and painted by Bob Dylan in 2020 is called “New York Subways”. The largest collection of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S. “Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Building on the original “Retrospectum” exhibition that premiered in Shanghai, China, in 2019, the new version will include new, never-before-seen pieces and additional artworks from a brand-new series called “American Pastoral.” (Bob Dylan via AP)
Bob Dylan artwork to go on display in the U.S. this year

‘Retrospectrum’ spans six decades of Dylan’s art

FILE - Seth Rogen appears at the “Motherless Brooklyn” premiere in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2019. Rogen is the latest to jump into the podcast world. He’s making a series for the Stitcher podcast company where he interviews people with unusual stories to tell. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Actor Seth Rogen to tell stories in his own Stitcher podcast

Rogen to invite musicians, actors and comedians

Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (36) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during first-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday May 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
Hoglander scores twice as Vancouver Canucks dump slumping Winnipeg Jets 3-1

Hoglander scores twice as Vancouver Canucks dump slumping Winnipeg Jets 3-1

Edmonton Oilers' Dominik Kahun (21) celebrates with teammate Connor McDavid (97) after scoring the third goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, May 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canadiens clinch playoff spot with single point, fall to McDavid and Oilers in OT

Canadiens clinch playoff spot with single point, fall to McDavid and Oilers in OT

Rory McIlroy tees off on the fourth hole during the fourth round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
McIlroy ends 18 months without winning at Quail Hollow

McIlroy ends 18 months without winning at Quail Hollow

Most Read