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Jay Thiesen wins the 62nd Grey Owl for his 4th Grey Owl Championship title.
He is presented the Jack Wells Memorial Trophy by President Tyler Thompson.

June 9, 2024 – Thiesen wins fourth Grey Owl!

WASAGAMING — Jay Thiesen on Sunday came from behind to win his second straight—and fourth overall—Grey Owl mens’ golf tournament, presented by IG Wealth Management.

Thiesen, playing in the second last group of the championship flight, fired a 1-under-par 71 in the second round for a two-round total of even-par 144 at breezy and cool Clear Lake Golf Course. That was good enough for a two-stroke victory over first round co-leader Ty Lewis of Shilo (71-75—146).

Thiesen joins Elmhurst’s Jimmy Doyle as a four-time champ. Only two other golfers have more titles: Breezy Bend’s Garth Collings is the career leader with 11 victories, while Saskatoon’s Jim Scissons has seven.

Thiesen was steady throughout on Sunday, shooting 35 on the front nine and cruising to his title with an even-par 36 on the much tougher back nine. Lewis and MacGregor’s Darcy Howarth were the first-round co-leaders thanks to opening 71s. Lewis shot 39 on the back nine Sunday, while Howarth carded a 92 to fall out of contention.

Wheat City’s Nolan Ritchie (72-75—147) and Elmhurst’s Patrick Perrin (74-73—147) tied for third, while Clear Lake’s Jared Jacobson (73-75—148), a two-time winner of the event, placed fifth.

Collings won his fourth Greyer Owl title—and second in a row—for those age 60 and over. Collings (76-76—152) won the first playoff hole against Calgary’s Jack McDiarmid (74-78—152), who captured his one and only Grey Owl title 50 years ago this weekend.

There was no media flight this year due to a lack of entries.

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June 8, 2024 – Lewis, Howarth still on top

WASAGAMING — The blustery northwest winds continued on Saturday at the 62nd annual Grey Owl men’s golf tournament, presented by IG Wealth Management, and they prevented anyone from breaking par at the beautiful Clear Lake Golf Course.

That means Ty Lewis of Shilo and Darcy Howarth of MacGregor will be sleeping on the lead Saturday night. They both shot 1-under-par 71s on Friday and will be part of the final group on championship Sunday.

Two former champions and an ex-runner up posted the best score on Saturday. Three-time champ Jay Thiesen of Russell, two-time winner Jared Jacobson of Clear Lake and 2023 runner-up Kolby Day of Wheat City all recorded 1-over-par 73s.

Wheat City’s Nolan Ritchie shot an even-par 72 on Friday and will be in the final group with Lewis, Howarth and Day, teeing off at 10:50 a.m. There are nine players within four shots of the lead.

Those who shot first-round scores of 77 or better qualified for the championship flight, although players are allowed to opt out of vying for the title if they so choose. Eighteen players qualified for the championship flight.

The tournament consists of 36 holes over three days. The low 16 and ties after the first round will make up the championship flight, which will tee off on Sunday morning.

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June 7, 2024 – Lewis, Howarth lead 62nd

WASAGAMING — Shilo’s Ty Lewis and MacGregor’s Darcy Howarth were the lone golfers to break par Friday during first-day action at the 62nd annual Grey Owl men’s golf tournament, presented by IG Wealth Management, at Clear Lake Golf Course. Lewis went out in 3 under par on the front nine and shot a 2-over-par 38 on the much tougher back nine to fire a 1-under-par 71. Howarth, meanwhile, carded nines of 35 and 36. They have a one-shot lead over Wheat City’s Nolan Ritchie, who had nines of 34 and 38. Calgary’s Jack McDiarmid, who won the Grey Owl 50 years ago this weekend, opened with a 74, as did Wheat City’s Jason Thorpe. Breezy Bend’s Todd Slatnik shot 38-37—75. Eleven-time Grey Owl winner Garth Collings of Breezy Bend opened the tournament with a 76, as did Shilo’s Dylan Williamson, Wheat City’s Jarod Crane and Portage’s Owen Gillespie. Another former champ, Russell’s Brad Clement, opened with a 7-over-par 79.

The tournament consists of 36 holes over three days. The low 16 and ties after the first round will make up the championship flight, which will tee off on Sunday morning.

The rest of the field, including reigning champion Jay Thiesen, will play their first rounds on Saturday, and some players will complete their second and final round in the 36-hole tournament.

Saturday’s tee times and more information can be found at thegreyowl.ca.