Castlegar's Courson edges Kokanee Springs Petersen for Balfour Senior Men's Open title
Don Courson of Castlegar outlasted Crawford Bay’s Leif Petersen by two strokes to capture the 2011 Senior Men’s Open last month at the Balfour Golf and Country Club.
Courson finished the 18-hole tournament with a 3-over-par 75 to nip Petersen of Kokanee Springs.
Marc Cross of Birchbank won Low Net honours, edging Ken England and Bob Hale by a pair of shots. Cross finished with a net 66.
Flight winners included Petersen taking first flight. England and Bob Hale were tied for Low Net.
Bob Matthew won second flight with a score of 81. Barry Bernard and Dwayne Grieve finished one-two in Low Net with 67 and 69, respectively.
Don Howie won third flight with an 86 with Albert Volpatti topping Low Net with 69. He was one shot better than Hugh Blackstock.
Norm Cassels took fourth flight honours with an 88 while Ron Pederson and Merv Schmidt tied for Low Net at 67.