Lacombe's Brady McKinlay wins the Alberta Men's Amateur Championship in Acheson Thursday evening. (Submitted photo/ Alberta Golf)

Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay dominates Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship

McKinlay won by five strokes in the tournament

Just a week ago Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay finished fifth overall in the Alberta Open Championship and this week the central Alberta golfer didn’t slow down winning the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship in Acheson, Alta.

McKinlay dominated the three-day tournament at The Ranch Golf and Country Club finishing 11 under par, which was five strokes better than Edmonton’s Neil Thomas.

“This win is number one ever,” McKinlay explained. “Even this summer the finishes I’ve had have been great and to cap it off this 3-week stretch win a win is more than I can ask for and hopefully there’s more of these.”

In rounds one and two, he shot 66, and on Thursday, even after going three over on the last three holes, he shot a 70 and the big win. The Utah Valley University product was also accompanied by his girlfriend Caylyn Ponich this week who was his caddy for the first time ever and is a fellow golfer at Utah Valley University.

Another central Alberta golfer who had a solid tournament was Red Deer’s Logan Graf who finished tied for sixth at one-under-par. Tom Jr. McKinlay from Lacombe shot seven over par and from Wolf Creek Golf Course Chase Broderson shot 11 over par. Cole Bergheim from Red Deer finished the tournament at 14 over par. Tim Hollman from Olds Golf Club shot 15 over par and Alex Gerrard from Red Deer finished shot 18 over par.

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