Nolan, Lenoury snag Spall titles

Nolan, Lenoury snag Spall titles

Ron Nolan stored his golf clubs and hopped on a mountain bike around Vernon for 15 years.

Ron Nolan stored his golf clubs and hopped on a mountain bike for 15 years.

The longtime Vernon Square Safeway employee parked his bike and started hitting the links again three years ago.

The lengthy layoff didn’t hamper his game much. The 3-handicap carded rounds of 73-74 last weekend to claim his first Spallumcheen Golf &Country Club men’s title by one stroke over JP Duranaleau.

“I was hitting my irons really well which made up for my below-average short game,” laughed Nolan, a 45-year-old who regularly played Spall and Vernon courses as a teen. “My putting wasn’t that great either and I only had two blow-up holes on Sunday.”

Nolan triple-bogyed the fourth hole along Highway 97 by knocking his drive left and doubled No. 16 by smacking a ball into the pond. He received a Cobra bag and a dozen balls. There was a field of 65.

Meanwhile, Katrina Lenoury shot 78-80-158 for her third ladies title in the last five years. There were 30 entries.

Lenoury pocketed a Greg Norman outfit and a dozen balls.

Gord Rowland was the overall low net champion at 148. He took home a Sun Ice jacket and some balls. Colleen Schier claimed the ladies low net at 131, earning the same prizes as Lenoury.

Lenoury and Daisy Baker garnered KP prizes.

Scott Pisiak, a longtime member, carded an ace on the par-3 third hole using a 5-wood Sunday. He previously produced hole-in-ones on the 15th and 12th holes at Spall.

“It looked good in the air,” said Pisiak. “I heard it slam the pin, but couldn’t tell if the ball had ricocheted off the pin from the tee. We didn’t know it had gone in until we got to the hole. My eyes are bad; I’m getting them checked today.”

Pisiak was playing with Wayne Brown and John Lysholm.

“It’s the second best hole-in-one I’ve been a part of on that hole. Dave Haverty’s is still the best (we split a car four ways).”

Men’s 1st Flight Low Gross

1. JP Duranaleau 148. 2. Al Siewertsen 152. 3. Randy Strang 153R. 4. Sean Matile 153R.

Second Flight Low Gross

1. Dan Gardiner 151. 2. Tyler Galenzoski 158. 3. Steve Watson 163R. 4. Brian Osachoff 163R.

Third Flight Low Gross

1. Kerry Strome 166. 2. Hagen Klose 170. 3. Jim Arthur 171. 4. Gerry Obrecht 173.

Men’s 1st Flight Low Net

1. Rick Forrest 140. 2. Bryan Knourek 142. 3. Paul Reid 143. 4. Don Helm 144.

Second Flight Low Net

1. Sean Stoteboom 137. 2. Johnny Lysholm 139. 3. Mark Dearing 140. 4. Rodger Bergen 142.

Third Flight Low Net

1. Bob Spearman 136. 2. Dave Gerhardt 139. 3. Jeff Ellam 140. 4. Bill Lukacs 144.

Ladies 1st Flight Low Gross

1. Mary Lukacs 164. 2. Marsha Allen 177. 3. Deb Stenerson 179. 4. Nancy Lamframboise 182.

Second Flight Low Gross

1. Kay Cornish. 2. Ellie Nelson 204. 3. Rikki Wintemute 205. 4. Marj Griffin 206.

Ladies 1st Flight Low Net

1. Tara Brown 136. 2. Nancy Helm 144. 3. Pam Page 145. 4. Lynda Doyle 146.

Second Flight Low Net

1. Marion O’Flynn 137. 2. Sharon Fuhr 139. 3. Janie Crockett 149. 4. Diane Baker 152.