Stony Plain, Alta. – After leading at the end of Round 1, and being tied for first thru two rounds, David Schultz finished what he started and captured the 2016 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Men’s Championship Thursday at Stony Plain Golf Course.
Howard Broun finished off his tournament play by winning the Super Senior Championship, he carded a +1 in his final round to go +7 overall.
Thursday’s final round was anything but predictable. An eagle on hole No. 6 by Christopher Hairrell put him in position to catch Schultz. However, Schultz’s three birdies and another stellar, bogey free front 9 earned him the win.
“Getting down to the last five or six holes, you really need to know,” explained Schultz when asked about the intensity of having a competitor in a different group so close in score. “It’s a little tough not quite being sure there, but I kept the head down and just tried to hit shot after shot.”
Schultz finished at -1, 71 for the day, and -2 overall.
His win earned him the first spot on the inter-provincial team. The second went to Christopher Hairrell. The third and final spot had to be determined by a playoff between Brian Brown, John Russell and Frank Van Dornick, who were all T3 after 54 holes. Thanks to a birdie on the first playoff hole, Frank Van Dornick emerged victorious and rounded out the inter-provincial team.