After a beautiful day at Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, the Second Annual Intelex Spring Classic is in the books. This year more than 40 golfers entered the tournament vying for the top spot. Top honours go to the Team of Frank Friesen, Melanie Cook, Kellie Hart and Steve Buffett who came first with a score of 70.
The 5,759-yard, par-70 track was made up of Deer Creek’s Ruby Course and Diamond course. This obviously did not pose a threat to the Intelex golfers as there was a second team that went low with a score of 70 but because of a tie-breaker they came in second. This team was Greg Bilous, Bryan Humphries, Matt Turczyn and Mitch Doyle, and they now have the experience to lead their team to victory next year.
The day was not all about going low but also about some individual achievement. Kristy Sadler laced off a massive tee shot to win longest drive for the ladies, and Frank Friesen poked a mediocre 336 yarder out there to take home the longest drive for the men. Boom Boom (Augustine Chan) also left his mark on the tournament by sniping a tee shot on the 144-yard, par-three fourth hole to take home closest-to-the-pin for the men. Lastly, there was no closest-to-the-pin prize won by the ladies, however the “girl power award” goes to Sonia Grunau for bearing the heat, humidity and long day on the course while pregnant. Congratulations Sonia!
Notably, players came across a snapping turtle (pictured), but Intelex CEO and President Mark Jaine and other Intelexians helped it across the course.
All in all it was an amazing day but there is only one winner. This year the four names to be immortalized on the Spring Classic Trophy will be Frank, Melanie, Kellie and Steve. Those who wish to present a challenge for top spot next year merely need wait 365 more days until the Spring Classic Strikes again. Stay Tuned!