Cool Staub city champ

KEN WIEBE -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:37 AM ET

Scott Staub knew the pressure was on, but didn't let it faze him whatsoever.

Staub, who plays out of John Blumberg, took a one-stroke lead to the final hole and made par to capture the City of Winnipeg Men's Golf Championship on Sunday at Kildonan Park.

Staub carded consecutive rounds of 70 for a 140 total and a one-stroke victory over Steve Ens of John Blumberg.

The championship was open to the Top-10 qualifying players from Kildonan, Windsor Park and John Blumberg club championships.

ELMHURST ON TOP: Elmhurst Golf & Country Club managed a combined total of 4-over 220 to win the Provincial Interclub Championship by four shots over St. Boniface.

In the rural division, The Links at Quarry Oaks shot 16-over 232 to hang on for a one-shot victory over the guys from Oakview Golf & Country Club in Gretna.

The event was held at Lake of the Sandhills Golf Course in Buffalo Point last Wednesday.

TOUGH WEEK FOR 'TOBANS: Stacey Bieber of St. Charles had a fairly consistent week but couldn't put things together during her final two rounds, leaving her with a 23rd place finish at the Royale Cup National Women's Amateur Championship.

Bieber shot 79-77-81-79 for a four-round total of 316, which left her 26 shots back of winner Laura Matthews of Essex, Ont.

Manitoba's three other team representatives, Judi Lidstone of Elmhurst, Angela Daykin of Strathcona (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Jamie Jones of Southwood were below the cut-line after the third round.

Jill Hardy of Niakwa, a member of Canada's national women's golf team, placed 45th after shooting 80-80-82-85 for 327.

The tournament, which wrapped up last Friday, was held at Squamish Golf & Country Club in Squamish, B.C.

TOUGH WEEK FOR 'TOBANS II: It was an even tougher week for the young golfers representing Manitoba at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Woodstock, Ont., as none of the players survived the third-round cut at Craigowan Golf and Country Club.

Michael Goldberg of Glendale was the low 'Toban, but didn't crack the top 70 and ties.

Neither did Jesse Skelton of Bel Acres, Burke Nagle of Breezy Bend, Riley Unger of Pleasant Valley, Chris Gardner of Eagles Landing (Dryden, Ont.), Joey McInnes of Red Lake (Red Lake, Ont.), Nathan Wazney of Elmhurst and Eric Johnson of Breezy Bend.

Manitoba was ninth in the team portion of the event.

MORE 'TOBA TROUBLES: After two rounds of the Canadian Men's Amateur championship in Baddeck, N.S., team Manitoba isn't doing so hot.

Jordan Krantz, who hails from Vermilion Bay, Ont., but is the reigning Manitoba champion, is the top 'Toban team member, tied for 48th place with a plus-4 after two rounds at the Bell Bay Golf Club.

Winnipegger Tyler Mancini sits tied for 89th at plus-8, while Scott Loewen and Markham are tied for 100th at plus-9. Matthew Johnston sits tied for 105th at plus-10, and Stewart Bannatyne is tied for 153rd at plus-22.

London's Andrew Parr leads the pack at 11-under, which is good for a four-stroke lead over Calgary's James Love.


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