Coldwell claims another golf title with Sunday comeback

In the annual Jim Wright Sr. Men’s golf tournament, someof the usual suspects posted some low rounds. Mat Greenman shot a 71 to lead the way;  while DJ Adolph, Darrell Coldwell and Jef Fedato all came in with scores of 74.

In the B-flight, Geoff Pfeifer opened up with an 82, Oliver Williams shot an 84 and Gene Ostrander and Travis Petersposted 88s to stay in touch of the lead.  On Sunday Geoff and Oliver both shot good front ninescores to make it a two-horse race for the B-flight title. On the back nine Geoff continued hisstellar play with a closing back nine score of 38 and total of 78 to easily win the B-flight title, buthis golf was so good that he earned the Overall Low Net title, so Oliver, who had a goodweekend of golf, captured the Low Gross B-flight honors.

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Gene Ostrander, who is no stranger tothe podium, earned the B-flight Low Net crown.   In the A-flight, Mat slept on a three-shot lead, with threeformer champs, DJ (the 2017 and defending champ), Jef (2012 and 2015 titles) and Darrell (16-time champ) all looking to chase him down.

All four golfers played well on the front nine, with Darrellshooting a 36, Jef 37, Mat 38 and DJ a 39. Mat still held the lead heading into the final nine holes,but had trouble on the 10th hole leading to a double bogey 6; all his playing competitors made.4.

Now things were really bunched up with Darrell now holding a slim 1-shot lead over Mat and two shots on Jef and three shots on DJ. All players made par on hole 11.

The par 5 12th hole would prove to be a big swing hole. Darrell rolled in a tough birdie putt combined with Mat’s bogey and Jef’s double bogey, giving Darrell a three-shot lead. The next two holes Darrell increased his lead to four shots. Wiith his golf game in a groove, Darrell rolled in birdies on holes 15 and 16 to build a big lead. Despite making bogeys on 17 and 18, Darrell’s back nine score of 34 and round of even par 70 were good enough for a five-shot victory. Mat Greenman was the runner-up and was rewarded with the Low Gross A-flight award for his efforts. Bob Chute had a great Sunday round to capture the Low Net A-flight honours.

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