Sports briefs – August 14

Red Deer’s Kyle Morrison saved his best for last at the Canadian men’s amateur golf championship.

Morrison goes low in final round

BLAINVILLE, Que. — Red Deer’s Kyle Morrison saved his best for last at the Canadian men’s amateur golf championship.

Morrison shot a final round three-under par 69 Thursday to move into a tie for 13th at 288, which was the best among the Central Alberta contingent.

Morrison put together rounds of 75-72-72-69 in the four-day affair, which was won by Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont., who shot his second consecutive 68 Thursday. Burke finished at 275, one stroke ahead of Mitch Sutton of London, Ont., who also had a final-round 68.

Meanwhile, Mitch Evanecz of Red Deer, who went into the tournament as the Alberta champion, struggled to a five-over par 77 Thursday, which gave him a 289 total and a tie for 20th. Evanecz, who opened the event with two rounds of 70 had to finish his third round Thursday morning and came in with a 72.

Tom McKinlay Jr. of Lacombe shot a 78 for a 303 total, which left him in a tie for 65th. Earlier he had rounds of 78-73-75.

Seventeen-year-old Carson Kallis of Red Deer missed the cut, finishing at 11 over following two rounds.

Van Dornick rolls to victory

HIGH RIVER — Frank Van Dornick of Camrose had the Alberta senior men’s golf championship all but wrapped up heading into Thursday’s third and final round at the Highwood Golf and Country Club.

Van Dornick held a 13 stroke lead over Red Deer’s Pete Duncan after the second round, and while he didn’t turn in his best round of the championship Thursday it was plenty good enough.

Van Dornick shot a three-over par 73 for a 204 total, which left him 13 strokes ahead of Albert Dowdell and Howard Broun of Calgary. Dowdell finished with a 69 and Broun a 71.

Duncan slipped into fifth place following a 77 Thursday, which left him with a 221 total. His first two rounds were 69-75.

Tom Skinner of Red Deer shot a final round 73 to go with a 78-74 and finished in a tie for 12th at 225.

Dave Raabis of Rocky Mountain House (76-75-75—226) tied for 14th with Eric Brodie of Red Deer (80-74-73—227) and Merv Dusyk of Red Deer (77-76-74—227) in a tie for 17th.

Denny Humbke of Ponoka tied for 47th at 236, following a 76 Thursday. Ron Hilz of Erskine shot 75 Thursday for a 241 total, which left him 62nd while Les Swelin of Sundre had an 81 for a 242 total, which saw him finish 64th. Aro Dudley of Ponoka had an 81 for a 244 total, which tied him for 68th while Don Longmore of Red Deer finished in a tie for 88th at 250 following an 85. George Wallace of Red Deer had an 84 for a 256 total while Sim Koopmans of Red Deer shot 87 and came in at 261. Charles Dallas of Innisfail shot a 107 for a 291s.

White ties for 15th

DUNDAS, Ont. — Red Deer’s Adrienne White finished in a tie for 15th in the field of 86 at the Canadian PGA women’s championship Wednesday.

White had rounds of 73-72 for a one-over par 145, which was 10 strokes back of Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., who shot 66-69. White’s next competition will be the PGA Canadian Open qualifier Aug. 31 at the Calgary Elks Club. The qualifier will have a field of 60 with the top four qualifying for the Canadian Open, set for Sept. 3-6 at Priddis Greens.

Olver finishes seventh

CALGARY — Theoren Olver of Three Hills led the Central Alberta contingent at the Frank Lindsay bantam boys’ golf championship Thursday.

Olver shot a final round two-over par 74 to finish seventh at 158, nine strokes back of Jack Wood of Banff, who had a final round 74. Olver was fourth in the 13-year-old division, won by Wood. Brett Pasula of Red Deer had an 84 Thursday and tied for 13th at 162 while Robert Flaman-Haley of Red Deer shot a final round 92 and placed 31st at 179. Pasula was third in the 12-year-old category, 12 strokes back of Patrick Murphy of Crossfield and one behind Logan Yanick of Courtney, B.C. Flaman-Haley was eighth in the division.

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