Golf Manitoba crowns new club champions

Glen Dawkins -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:00 AM ET

Selkirk's Ben Bandura shot a five-over 77 to capture the Amateur Men's crown at the Golf Manitoba Club Champions Championship yesterday at the Links at the Lake. In second place after Saturday's first round, Bandura finished with a six-over 150. Marshall Giesbrecht of Gimli finished second at 151, followed by Winnipeg's Dean Stowell at 152.

First-round leader Menno Zacharias of Winnipeg finished sixth overall.

Winnipeg's Allan Wheeler shot the low round of the day with a two-over 74 to win the Senior Men's title with a two-round total of 151. Dave Morison of Winnipeg was second at 153 followed by first-round leader Grant Foster of Winnipeg at 155.

On the women's side, Donna Brownridge captured the Amateur Women's title with a score of 163 while fellow Winnipegger Bonnie Stephenson was the top Senior Women's player at 166.

BRAGG-IN RIGHTS: Marlee Bragg earned MVP honours to lead the Lord Selkirk Royals past Vincent Massey Collegiate of Winnipeg in the final of the University of Winnipeg Varsity Girls Invitational volleyball tournament at the Duckworth Centre on Saturday.

Vincent Massey Brandon finished third.

Last month, Bragg helped Manitoba's 18 and Under Women's Provincial Team strike gold at the National Team Challenge Cup in Saskatoon, as did Invitational tournament all-stars Becky Young of Souris and Claire Willerton of Vincent Massey Winnipeg.

Rounding out the tournament all-star team were Selkirk's Jill Sawatzky and Tracey Tesh, Kendall Wilson of Vincent Massey Winnipeg, Darcey Bonar of Vincent Massey Brandon and Ashley Morris of John Taylor.

BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN: The Manitoba Junior Hockey League will be launching a major advertising campaign to promote its inaugural Showcase Weekend. Seven billboards at key locations in Winnipeg will advertise the event.

The Showcase Weekend will feature 18 regular-season MJHL games on the weekend of Oct. 8-10, with all of the games at the Dakota Community Centre.

A weekend pass is $30 and adult day passes is $12. Youth days passes are $5 when accompanied by an adult.


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