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  • Congrats again to Garth Collings, winner of the 56th Grey Owl!

News from The Grey Owl

2016-06-12: Grey Owl Sunday Wrap-up Report

The Grey Owl Golf Tournament truly “belongs” to 58-year-old veteran Garth Collings.

The Breezy Bend veteran won his 11th Grey Owl title by carding a closing round 4-under-par 68, for a 36-hole total of 138 and a three stroke victory.

Collings finished with a flourish, sinking a 20-foot curling birdie putt on the final hole, the par-4 330 yard 18th at Clear Lake.

“I worked so hard, and tried so many times to win my first Grey Owl,” said Collings. “The next 10 titles have come to me far more easily.”

David Glenn of Shilo was this year’s runner-up, with rounds of 72-69-141.  In a third place tie were Steven Young of St. Charles (74-71) and Jared Jacobson of Clear Lake (70-75) both at 145.

Dwight Kearns of Shilo won the Glenn Sinclair Memorial Trophy for the 60+ Greyer Owls Flight, shooting 74-81-155.  Barry Clayton of Portage la Prairie repeated as the Media champion, with a score of 83-87-170.

A special Grey Owl highlight was the hole-in-one of Winnipeg Media Freelancer Stephen Johnston, nailing an ace with his driver on the 258-yard par-4 16th hole.

2016-06-11: Grey Owl Saturday Results

After two days of play in excellent conditions at Clear Lake, a 3-way tie for the lead has developed in the Grey Owl Golf Tournament.

Ten-time champion Garth Collings of Breezy Bend is in contention for another title.  He shot a 2-under-par 70 today (Saturday), a score that was matched by 2014 winner Jared Jacobson of Brandon, and two-time champion Brian Clark of Cold Lake, Alberta.

Two strokes off the pace at par 72 are Shilo golfers Nolan Tutkaluk and David Glenn.  Dustin Dyck of Brandon’s Wheat City club pulled into 6th place, carding a 73.

It took a score of 76 to qualify for the Championship Flight, and 15 golfers made it.  Play in the Championship Flight will start at 10:00am Sunday morning.

Dwight Kearns of Shilo is the leader of the 60+ Greyer Owls Flight, and Barry Clayton, former editor of the Portage Graphic, is first in the Media Flight shooting an 83.

2016-06-10: Grey Owl Friday Results

Two-time champion Jarod Crane of Brandon is the early leader in the 56th Grey Owl Golf Tournament at Clear Lake.

Crane shot a 1-under-par 71 Friday in superb conditions on the Riding Mountain National Park course.

Crane will not be challenging for a third title in the 36-hole Grey Owl Tournament.  He has elected to opt out of the Championship Flight,which requires the qualifiers to play their second round on Sunday.

Nolan Tutkaluk and David Glenn, both of Shilo, posted even-par 72s, and will be in the Championship Flight.  Dwight Kearns of Shilo was next on the leaderboard, carding a 2-over-par 74.

Tom Humniski of Elmhurst, who won the Senior division of the Manitoba Match Play tournament this week, could no better than an 82.

Defending champion Garth Collings of Breezy Bend will play his two rounds on Saturday and Sunday.


About The Grey Owl

The “Grey Owl” is one of the largest and longest-running golf tournaments of its kind in North America. Every year, during the second weekend in June, 320 golfers tee it up at the picturesque and challenging layout in the Riding Mountain National Park’s Clear Lake golf course. The tournament was started in 1961 after Laurie… Continue Reading