Author: Ardin Masson
The Portage Golf Club will be busy today as roughly 185 golfers will make their way around the course as part of a senior men's tournament.
The 27th Annual Portage Chrysler Open will feature golfers 50 years and over, in six flights hitting the links for 18 holes in the one day event.
Don Brownridge, who is one of the tournament organizers, says the Portage Chrysler Open is held in Portage because this is where the competition has it's roots. In 1980, the city didn't have a senior tournament and so Brownridge took it upon himself to get a committee together and organize a senior event for Portage and since that time the event has flourished, with full bookings on nearly every occasion.
Following today's tournament there is a roast beef supper and prize presentation at the Herman Prior Center.
In other golf news, this weekend a local athlete finished near the top of the Manitoba Optimist Bantam Championship.
The tournament which included classes for both boys and girls was held at Players golf course in Winnipeg. In the Jr. Men's category, Portage's Myles Sullivan, shot a 150 total over the two day event, good for second place, just one stroke back of the winner, but was enough for a first place ranking in the boys 13 and 14 year old category.
Of the competition, Sullivan feels he played really well and overall he's pleased with his rounds, adding everything seemed to be going his way.
Next up for Sullivan is the Men's Amateur Qualifying tournament taking place in Minnedosa this Thursday.
Other area golfers that fared well in their respective classes over the weekend were Mitchell Kaminsky and Alyssa Moon of Portage and Selkirk's Brenden Setter and Bri-Ann Tokariwsky.