Amherst Golf Club has new champion

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Handley wins men’s title by five strokes, Longobardi defends women’s crown

Ryan Handley and Phyllis Longobardi claimed the men's and women's championships at the Amherst Golf Club on Sunday.

AMHERST – Ryan Handley picked a good time to play his best golf of the season.

Handley fired a 72 on Saturday and followed that up with a 73 on Sunday for a two-round total 145 to win the men’s championship at the Amherst Golf Club by five strokes over both Tom Burge and defending champion Matt Cormier, who both had 150s.

“It was one of those weekends when everything was going right for me, it was probably the best golf I’ve played all summer,” Handley said.

Handley said his game with the irons was great, while he putted very good on the tricky greens at the 18-hole course.

“I was able to hit the shots I needed to hit and made the putts that I needed to make,” Handley said.

Burge won low gross honours in the first division while Cormier had second low gross. Gary Carter, who claimed the senior men’s championship, had rounds of 76 and 77 for a 153 total and third low gross in the first division.

Jordan Letcher (79-77-156) had fourth low gross.

Brian Creighton had the top low net score in the first division at 141, Mitch Roy was second at 142, Ken Parrell was third at 143 and Murray McCrossin was fourth at 144.

Joe Bourgeois won low gross honours in the second division with a 164, Derek Foster was second at 166, Peter Sianchuk was third at 166 and Mike Dawson was fourth at 167.

Corey Skinner won low net honours in the second division with a 139, Bud Spear was second at 142, Eric Richards was third at 143 and Glenn Porter was fourth at 145.

Lee Crowell won low gross honours in the third division with a 178, Danny Small was second at 179, Jim Burbine was third at 180 and Dwain Davis was fourth at 184.

Jake Mattinson had the top low net in the third division at 120, Matt Bartley was second at 137, Nick Smith was third at 146 and Charlie Chambers fourth at 147.

Longobardi had rounds of 84 and 85 for a two-round total 169 to win the women’s championship over Kaitlyn Graham, who had rounds of 86 and 89 for a 175 total.

Heather Mitton was the top senior with scores of 94 and 93 for a two-round 187.

Joyce Creighton had top low gross in the first division with a 192 and Karen MacKay was second at 200, while Heather Polley claimed the low net title in the first division with a 153 and Janet MacLean was second at 164.

Donna Powell had the top low gross in the second division at 200 and Shirley Faulkenham was second at 203. Su Carlsen was low net winner in the second division with a 151 and Elizabeth Morrison was second at 161.

Sandy Huntley had the top low net of the field at 143 and Laruen Dolan was the novice winner with a 255.

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Organizations: Amherst Golf Club

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