Ring, Hobson take City Open crowns

Perry Bergson
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Martin Ring was joking on the Cooke Municipal Golf Course about having a chance to hang around with the young bucks.

A couple of holes later he learned that experience pays.

Ring shot 71-73-70 for a 54-hole total of 214, two strokes better than Brett Henry.

“I joked about being able to play with the young guys but it’s fun,” he said in the pro shop a few minutes after learning he had won. “It’s fun to be able to compete with them. Sometimes the shorter hitter can prevail if you keep your wits about you.”

Ring had never won the tournament before, guessing he had been the runner-up 15 or more times. He didn’t play in the tournament in 2012 and last missed it before then when he got married 28 years ago.

“It really does just come down to eliminating some mistakes and just not making that big number,” Ring said. “And today I didn’t make that big number. I made some really good birdies coming down the stretch. I made a birdie on 16 that kind of set the table for me for 17 and 18.”

Fourteen-year-old Brooke Hobson won the women’s championship, overcoming a two-stroke deficit to begin the final round. She shot 79-86-82 for a 54-hole total of 247, six strokes better than Pauline McDougall.

“I hit the ball pretty solid,” she said. “I had a few high numbers but I was able to come back from those so that helped a lot.”

She said she struggled a bit on Sunday but rebounded for a better round on Monday with some good putting.

“I usually just go shot by shot and play my game and see how it works out in the end,” she says. “As long as I play good, I’ll be happy.”

Ring chuckled about the age of the women’s champ and the guys he was playing against.

“My putter is 32,” he said with a laugh.



Championship Flight

Martin Ring 214

Brett Henry 216

Greg Swenson 217

Ashley Ziegeman 219

Cory Selander 224

Preston Rindal 230


First Flight

Justin Paradis 222

Clay Mullis 223

Lionel Fauchoux 224

Zach Hurd 228

Corey Sawchuk 230

Dave Patola 233

Trevor Ring 234

Cam Bergen 234

Bruce Ede 236

Travis Jenkins 236

Fred Mathiason 239


Second Flight

Tom Ross 229

Ron Stewart 232

Brody Parent 235

Leo McDougall 236

Dustin Harmon 237

Patrick Robin 239

Jeff Krafchuk 239


Third Flight

Rus Duncombe 234

Dave Bach 236

Darren Jenkins 238

Dave Cantin 242

Randy Miller 244

John Foster 244

Bill Cannon 248

Ian Harnett 248

Gary Reilly 249

Dennis Mullis 250


Fourth Flight

George Watson 244

Garry Hagen 247

Matt Kelley 248

Jordan Biggins 248

Mark Mrazek 248

Kelly Timmerman 250

Dillon Phaneuf 251

Mitch Dunning 252

Garnet Matheson 252

Logan Fauchoux 253

Grant Dennis 258

Jamie Harris 260


Fifth Flight

Keenan Strelau 252

Rick Genest 253

Barry Nelson 258

Cole Hobson 260

Rob O’Neil 260

Austin Oleksyn 262


Sixth Flight

Ty Jaeger 264

Clint Thierman 270

Ron Harris 282

Ron Pikaluk 287


Seventh Flight

Sheldon Ryma 298

Frank Channon 299

Frank McKay 322




Championship Flight

Brooke Hobson 247

Pauline McDougall 253

Arlene Segin 262


First Flight

Andrea Ring 273

Sherry Anderson 274

Sandra MacDonald 280

Linda Mosher 287


Second Flight

Deb Thierman 283

Chris Harnett 284

Barb Bremner 289

Patti Krafchuk 295


Third Flight

Donna Dyck 304

Sandra Isbister 313

Iris Channon 325


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