Derek Thompson would go on to drain this putt on Hole 9.

Derek Thompson would go on to drain this putt on Hole 9.

Curtis Fleck breaks course record at Meadowlands

On August 20 and 21st Meadowlands Golf Course held their open championship.

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On August 20 and 21st Meadowlands Golf Course held their open championship, where golfers of all creed competed in a two-day tournament to be etched into the trophies of Meadowland’s history.

Golfers started down the fairways on both Saturday and Sunday with tee times beginning at 10:00 a.m., with golfers competing in men, women, senior and junior divisions. The weather was perfect and the course was in excellent condition which lead to golfers achieving course and personal bests.

The senior’s division went to Murray Shaw and the junior division went to Liam McKeen. Judy Thompson continued a herculean streak to win the ladies division for the 8th year in a row and Curtis Fleck would break a course record with a 66. He would finish the two-day event with an open record 4 under 140.

According to Golf Course Food and Beverage Manager, Amanda Sanders, the men’s division came down to a tight match with Fleck coming out on top.

“It was going to be a close one between him and Dean Dereniuk, the reigning champion for the last two years and Jeff Saboe, who was in the tournament and had the previous record of 67 from the blue tees,” she said. “It was nice to see them all there.”

All golfers were treated to 36 holes of golf, a power cart, dinner and prizes..

Fourty-three golfers turned out for the 2016 open, which was down from the previous year by nearly 20 people.

“Hopefully next year we will get a few more people,” Sanders said.

The open championship is one of the many tournaments hosted by Meadowlands this summer, with the most recent being the Golf for Urgent Care event which took place on August 12 and the 7th Annual Gideon’s Golf Tournament which took place on August 24th.

For this year, Sanders is pleased that course records were surpassed.

“I think the biggest thing was Curtis breaking the course record and also winning the two day record as well,” she said.

If you would like more information on Meadowlands visit golfsylvanlake.com.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Open Championship.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com