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Mike Keith (left) gives a bit of advice to Kevin Tremblay on his final putt in the Carl Jorgensen Par 27 Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Lynbrook Golf and Country Club. Tremblay defeated Keith to claim his first tournament title in 17 years. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
As the friendly jabs and remarks were yelled from the gallery, Kevin Tremblay couldn’t help but smile and laugh.
For the first time, he captured the Carl Jorgensen Par 27 Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Lynbrook Golf and Country Club.
“It is about damn time,” he stated. “I’ve played it for this long.”
Tremblay has entered this memorial tournament for the past 16 or 17 years, but has never been lucky enough to capture the win.
He defeated his good friend, Mike Keith, in the final match of the special formated tournament.
“We are great friends,” Tremblay said of Keith. “It made it a lot easier.”
The Jorgensen tournament is held every September at the Lynbrook to honour the late Carl Jorgensen who passed away in 1986 of cancer. This was the 24th year the tournament has been played and the Lynbrook has been raising funds since 1990.
The tournament holds an interesting format where two players — male or female are matched up and must hit three balls from 150 yards, 100 yards and 50 yards away from the hole. The score is based on how many shots it takes them to sink each of the three balls.
“Anyone can win. You never know what to expect,” explained Tremblay of the format. “You have a guy hitting a driver from 150 and you are hitting a wedge and he can get it just as close as you can and beat you.”
Tremblay enjoys playing in this tournament each year because it is fun, but also because it holds a lot of meaning for him as well.
“It is honestly an honour. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dave Jorgensen for a lot of years from playing in this,” he said. “It is a real honour and privilege to win this finally.”
On Saturday, Tracey Schmidt shaved her head for the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and raised $3,710 for the cause.
The Jorgensen tournament has raised over $100,000 in total. The amount from this year’s tournament was not known at press time.
Deb Firth won the D-final, Don McDonald won the C-final and Jon Stirton won the B-final.
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