Local golf briefs – June 23

Jesse Teron of Red Deer was first in the boys’ 14 and under category of a Canadian Junior Golf Association event at Wolf Creek during the weekend, and fifth overall.

Teron first at Wolf Creek

Jesse Teron of Red Deer was first in the boys’ 14 and under category of a Canadian Junior Golf Association event at Wolf Creek during the weekend, and fifth overall.

Teron turned in rounds of 72-77 in the NIke Golf Junior Series/Stephen Ames Cup quaifier.

His 149 total was five strokes better than 14 and under runner-up Patrick Murphy of Crossfield (74-80—154) and tied him for fifth overall with Luc Chase of Bragg Creek (78-71—149).

Jason Thiels of Olds (79-78) and John Sinclair of Red Deer (78-79) tied for seventh overall at 157.

• Matthew Codd of Red Deer placed first in the 14 and under boys’ division of a weekend McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour event in Lethbridge.

Codd carded scores of 81-82 for a 36-hole total of 163.

11 have shot at $1 million at RDC Foundations Classic

The field of potential millionaires has been set following the recent Red Deer College Athletics $1,000,000 hole-in-one qualifying rounds.

The 11 participants who were closest to the pin during the qualifying rounds will each get one shot to make a hole-in-one and earn $1,000,000 following the 24th Annual RDC Foundations Classic July 13 at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club.

The 11 qualifiers are Greg Stan, Ken Wright, Ryan Tofani, Rob Weddell, Mike Verfallie, Jared Tofani, Barry Noseworthy, Chris Besuijen, Kevin Loehr, Jason Sommerfield and Chase Teron.

The hole-in-one shootout qualifying rounds raised $8,000 in scholarships for RDC student athletes.

American players coming to ATB Financial Golf Day

Red Deer River Bend will host three American players as part of the ATB Financial Golf Day in Alberta, set for July 6.

Garrett Frank of Youngstown, Ohio, Derek Oakley of Atlanta and Ty Harris of Longwood, Fla., all three of whom are members of the Canadian Professional Tour, will be at River Bend to participate in a pro-am tournament and conduct junior clinics for children six to 15 years of age.

In all, 33 Canadian Tour playrs will appear in 11 Alberta communities, including Innisfail. Athabasca, Camrose, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Ponoka, Red Deer, Strathmore and Whitecourt.

Innisfail will also host three Americans — Jim Seki of Palo Alto, Calif., George Brantford of Pikesville, Md., and Isaac Weintraub of Santa Cruz, Calif. — while Mike Mezei of Lethbridge, who’s competing in the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Skins Game today, will be in Hinton.

The touring pros will be joined by local PGA of Alberta pros.

Golf Day in Alberta will immediately follow Alberta’s two Canadian Tour events — the ATB Financial Classic June 22-28 in Calgary and the Telus Edmonton Open June 29-July 5.

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