Hnatiuk steady at Chattanooga

SCOTT UNGER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:12 AM ET

Glen Hnatiuk fired a three-under-par 69 on Sunday and finished tied for 52nd at the Nationwide Tour's Chattanooga Classic. The Selkirk native finished the tournament at 13-under-par 275. His paycheque for the weekend is $1,603.

Kyle Riefers won the event in a playoff over Brandt Snedeker. The two leaders were tied with a whopping final score of 26-under-par 262. Riefers shot an 11-under-par 61 on Sunday to force the playoff.

Hnatiuk is 57th on the Nationwide Tour's money list with earnings of $40,324 so far this season.

Next weekend's stop on the tour is in Findley Lake, N.Y., for the Peek 'n' Peak Classic.

BAD TIMES IN VICTORIA: The three Manitobans in the field at the Canadian Tour event in Victoria for the Times Colonist Open all missed the cut.

Glenn Collins was the closest of the trio to the cut of three-over-par. He shot back-to-back 72's to sit at four-over-par. Adam Spiers and Rob McMillan were one shot behind Collins at five-over par 145 after Friday.

Mike Grob, the all-time money leader on the Canadian Tour, captured the title with a four-day score of 11-under-par 269. He picked up a cheque of $24,000 for the win.

The TELUS Edmonton Open is this weekend's tournament on the tour. It is being played at the Glendale Golf and Country Club. The tour will then take a week off before reaching Manitoba for the MTS Classic from July 13-16 at the Pine Ridge Golf Club.

CAPTAIN COOK LEADS 'TOBANS: Team Manitoba, led by captain Don Cook of Niakwa, will take on Team North Dakota at the 11th bi-annual North American Cup Matches at Larters at St. Andrews this weekend.

The Ryder Cup-style format will see the golfers play 18 holes of best ball and 18 holes of alternate shot format on Saturday and Sunday the players will face off against each other in singles match play.

Members of Team Manitoba include Stewart Bannatyne (St. Charles), Garth Collings (Breezy Bend), Scott Loewen (Elmhurst), Tyler Mancini (Pine Ridge), Scott Markham (Niakwa), Dave Michaleski (Larters), Peter More (Elmhurst) and Jesse Skelton (Bel Acres).

MINION WINS BANTAM OPTIMIST: Steve Minion of Breezy Bend won the Manitoba Junior Optimist Bantam Championship with a two-day score of nine-over-par 149 at The Player's Course on Sunday. He beat Portage's Myles Sullivan by one stroke. Both players carded a 76 on Saturday, while Minion fired a 73 on Sunday for the win. Niakwa's Taylor Reilly finished in the No. 3 spot with a score of 12-over-par 152.

Selkirk's Bri-Ann Tokariwski claimed the girl's side with a 27-over-par score of 167.


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