2018 Tournaments

Camrose GC

Date: 07/19/2018
Course: Camrose GC
Location: Camrose
Pro: Dean Dereniuk
Phone: (780) 672-2691
Website: http://www.camrose.com/leisure/golf



Left photo:  Zach Zabot of Eagle Point GC (L) and Jenna Sand of Bashaw (R) accept their champions gift certificates from Camrose GC General Manager Dean Dereniuk (C). 

Right photo:  The Camrose GC 'signature' hole, their gorgeous 151-yard par-3 fourth hole, featuring a tee shot over wetlands to a slick, sloped green guarded by trees and bunkers.  Players Nate Gerhart, Jarrett Bossert and Jake Willsey line up their putts under a spectacular Central Alberta July sky.


In the summer of 2015, I got a phone call from Jim Fraser, the Head Pro at Eagle Point GC in Wabasca.  Jim told me that he had started up a junior program at the 9-hole layout in his community, and he had a bunch of really keen, but really inexperienced kids that were eager to spread their wings a bit and try a McLennan Ross Junior Tour event.  They had the support of the Municipal District of Opportunity in his community and he wanted to bring a dozen or so kids to our event in late August at Blackhawk GC just southwest of the Edmonton city limits. I mean, I can think of about a thousand courses that might be a bit less of a challenge for these kids than Blackhawk, but about two weeks later, Jim and his gang pulled up in a bus at Blackhawk for their first venture into the world of junior golf competition.

I mean, these kids were eager, but as green as grass.  We had to help explain how to keep a scorecard in competition, introduce them to the other kids, who were all strangers, and certainly none of the players had played a course quite like Rod Whitman's masterpiece.  It had to be a fairly stressful environment for these youngsters, but they jumped right into the deep end of the pool, so to speak, and launched their competitive careers.

Fast forward nearly three years, and today, one of those kids earned his first Tour win in brilliant fashion. Zach Zabot, 17, fired a solid 1-over par 72 on the slick greens and immaculate fairways of the Camrose GC to not only snag his first championship, but deny Cole Ruelling of Lewis Estates a chance for a very rare three-peat.  Ruelling has been a machine this week firing rounds of 72, 73, 73 at Whitetail Crossing on Tuesday, Montgomery Glen on Wednesday and at Camrose today.  While the first two rounds were good for wins, Ruelling's 73 today left him a bridesmaid instead of the bride.  Maybe not the best analogy, but you get my point. Zabot had already qualified for the Tour Championship at Wolf Creek with his play earlier in the season, but it was nice to see his Eagle Point clubmates Justin Auger and Ashton Gladue snag spots in the field for Wolf Creek with their play today as well.

We were very pleased to see a season-high field of ten junior girls on hand this morning.  Some of the girls were experienced Tour veterans, and others were youngsters in just their first year of competitive play.  Jenna Sand of Bashaw finished in a three-way tie for first yesterday at Montgomery Glen GC in Wetaskiwin, but her 82 this morning left her five shots clear of runner-up Alexa Wingnean of the Derrick.  Suraiya Suleman of the Royal Mayfair finished third on 93 and bagged one of the two Tour Championship spots available for girls, with Kristine Dixon of Lynx Ridge in Calgary getting the Wild Card spot.

Next up on Tour is our first trip to RedTail Landing GC in Nisku, site of the Sun Life Financial Alberta Men's Amateur Championship that ended this afternoon.  Entries have been starting to come in steadily this week, and we look for perhaps our strongest field of the year on Monday for their 8 a.m. shotgun start.  Also to remind players, RedTail Landing does not have any pull carts.  You will need to either bring your own pull cart, or carry your clubs.

Q = Player qualified for the Tour Championship at Wolf Creek GR on August 27.

WC = Wild Card qualifier for Tour Championship

PQ  = Player had previously qualified for Tour Championship

PLEASE NOTE!!!   Three players today won gift certificates from the club but were not present for the prize presentations.  Suriya Suleman, Jake Willsey and Nicholas Mah, please contact the Camrose GC pro shop about your prizes.  The club has the certificates there in the pro shop for you.


Also, I need to get information from Kristine Dixon and Shay Anderson.  You both qualified for the Tour Championship today but were absent when we made those announcements.  Please email me,,,,Dunc.




Overall Top Ten:

  Name Home Club Score
1 Zach ZABOT Eagle Point 72
2 Cole RUELLING Lewis Estates 73
3 Erik BOUCK Camrose 76
T4 Levi OSTERWALDER Camrose 78
T4 Nicholas MAH Glendale 78
T4 Ashton GLADUE Eagle Point 78
T4 Justin AUGER Eagle Point 78
T4 Rory WUTZKE Camrose 78
9 Jarrett BOSSERT Belvedere 79
10 Reid CASAVANT Westlock 80
Junior Boys Born 1999, 2000 AND 2001
  Name Home Club Score
1 Zach ZABOT Eagle Point 72 PQ
2 Erik BOUCK Camrose 76 Q
T3 Levi OSTERWALDER Camrose 78 WC
T3 Nicholas MAH Glendale 78 PQ
5 Jarrett BOSSERT Belvedere 79
T6 Jake WILLSEY Grande Prairie GCC 81
T6 Mitch DESJARLAIS Broadmoor 81
Junior Boys Born 2002 AND 2003
  Name Home Club Score
1 Cole RUELLING Lewis Estates 73 PQ
T2 Ashton GLADUE Eagle Point 78 Q
T2 Justin AUGER Eagle Point 78 Q
4 Blake HAMMEL The Legends 81
5 Bailey BUTZ Ft. Saskatchewan 84
6 Dalen DESPAS Brooks 87
Junior Boys Born 2004 and Later
  Name Home Club Score
1 Rory WUTZKE Camrose 78 PQ
2 Reid CASAVANT Westlock 80 PQ
3 Jace SHANNON Forestburg 81 PQ
4 Colby HALWA Black Bull 84 PQ
5 Brody SMITH Edmonton CC 85 PQ
6 Shay ANDERSON Stettler 88 Q
Junior Girls
  Name Home Club Score
1 Jenna SAND Bashaw 82 PQ
2 Alexa WINGNEAN Derrick 87 PQ
3 Suriaya SULEMAN Royal Mayfair 93 Q
4 Zoe BANACK Edson 95 PQ
5 Kristine DIXON Lynx Ridge 111 WC
6 Brio HAMPSTEAD Banff Springs 113

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