Red Deer’s Ken Griffith was in the hunt for a title at the Alberta Mid-Masters Championships until the final round.
He fired an 81 Thursday on day 3, for a three-round total of 225 that left him four strokes back tied for fourth place.
Griffith opened the tournament with a 71, then shot a 73 on day 2 and held the lead for the Mid-Masters (over 40) group after two days at Glendale Golf and Country Club.
Jeff Murdoch of Stony Plain won the mid-masters trophy with a four-over-par 220.
In the mid-amateur category, Griffith finished tied for 14th with Bentley’s Bobby Mckinlay. Lacombe’s Tom Mckinlay Jr. finished tied for 39th with a three-day total of 232.
Edmonton native Brandon Markiw was the mid-amateur winner shooting a three-under-par 213. He won the event by five strokes.