By Ian Froese
Winnipeg Gold’s male golfers truly competed against themselves in the final round of the Power Smart Manitoba Games at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club.
The four Gold golfers ended play Tuesday with the four best scores of anyone. Josh Shuster’s 149 strokes after two days awarded him a gold medal. Blake Jacques and Nick Fernandes were both three strokes back from the lead but Jacques was awarded the silver due to a two hole sudden death playoff and Fernandes the bronze.
Winnipeg Gold, understandably, won gold for top team, after tallying the scores together. Winnipeg Blue and Central won silver and bronze, respectively.
In girls play, Winnipeg Gold’s Rebecca Kuik is a gold medalist after shooting a 73 on Monday and a 76 on Tuesday. Westman’s Bobbi Uhl, who was five strokes back in total, wins silver after shooting an 80 on the final round and Eastman’s Kate Gregoire tallied a final round 79. Team Westman shot one stroke better than Winnipeg Gold to earn gold in the girls’ team competition. Interlake took the bronze.
In the female Special Olympics event, Interlake’s Dominique Abraham (75) held on for gold Tuesday after shooting a sparkling 67 in round one. Parkland’s Tammy Lumax won silver and Interlake’s Amanda Coutu earned bronze.
Central’s Peter Thiessen shot the day’s best with a 47 to secure a gold medal in the male Special Olympics competition. Winnipeg Gold’s Matthew Watters and Winnipeg Blue’s Taylor Scott rounded out the podium winners.