Local sports briefs – July 31

Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., needed an extra hole to capture the Alberta senior ladies’ golf championship Thursday at the Innisfail Golf and Country Club.

Little wins Innisfail

INNISFAIL — Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., needed an extra hole to capture the Alberta senior ladies’ golf championship Thursday at the Innisfail Golf and Country Club.

Little defeated Alison Murdoch of Victoria with a par on the first extra hole.

The pair tied for first in the 54-hole event with an eight-over par 224 after both shooting a three-over 75 Thursday.

Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna had the best round of the day, a 71, which moved her to a 225 total.

Joan Wilson of Calgary finished fourth at 238, following a 78, while Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose and Diane Williams of Calgary finished in a tie for fifth at 241. Van Dornick shot an 84 and Williams, who was crowned the super senior’s 65-and-over champion, a 78.

Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe tied for 10th at 245, following an 84 while Cathy McMillan of Ponoka came in with an 84 and tied for 13th at 249.

Sharon Peart of Red Deer also shot 84 and finished 18th at 256 with Janet Mackenzie of Red Deer tied for 26th at 260, following a final round 80.

Wendy Wiltzen of Red Deer came in 34th in the field of 92 with a 268 total following an 88 while Dorothy Dixon of Innisfail tied for 39th at 275, following a 93.

Rubie Wallace of Red Deer shot an 88 and finished at 279, which left her tied for 45th.

Peggy Findlater of Red Deer placed 63rd at 296 after a 100 Thursday.

Queens athlete recieves leadership award

Jennifer Jubb of Red Deer and a former RDC hockey Queens forward was one of two Albertans to receive the Distinguished Future Leaders Scholarship Award from Hockey Alberta.

Jubb, who is playing for the University of Alberta Pandas, and Kris Trembath of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, each received $3,000.

“This award is a stepping stone for me to achieve my dream of coaching hockey at the university level,” said Jubb in a press release.

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