Nine days separated Rusty Strawn’s win at the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in Marion, Mass., and the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship in Red Deer, Alta.
Heading into the final round at Red Deer Golf and Country Club, the 59-year-old shared the lead with fellow American, Mike Lohner of Southlake, Tex.
Both began their round at five under par, but Strawn birdied three of his last eight holes to pull away from the pack to secure the 60th Canadian Men’s Senior Championship title.
Low Canadian Ken Griffith, who is a member at Red Deer Golf and Country Club, placed third on the leaderboard, carding a total score of 288, his best finish ever at the national championship.
Alberta Golf Hall of Fame member, Frank Van Dornick from Camrose, Alta., ran away with the Super Senior division securing the title and the Governor’s Cup by 10 strokes.
Earlier in the week, host club Team Alberta won the 36-hole inter-provincial team competition in an 11-stroke victory over runner-up Team British Columbia.
Ken Griffith (Red Deer Golf and Country Club), Senan Foley (Public Player, Alberta), and Kelly Risling (Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club) shot a collective one-under to give Team Alberta the back-to-back victory after defending the 2019 title and claiming the Phil Farley Memorial Trophy.
The final leaderboards are here.