-Executive Golf announces courses and dates for Ottawa-Gatineau’s largest golf tournament-
Eight events at seven courses
March 22, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario. The decision has been made: a new Open ‘C’ division has been added to the week-long schedule for Ottawa Sun Scramble City Championship Week. Now with eight divisions (Open, Open B, Open C, Ladies Open, Ladies B, Senior, Junior and the Media Challenge), tournament director Karl Parks expects 650 competitors for this year’s tournament.
Kyle Koski & Allen McGee are expected to return to shoot for their 6th straight title in the Open division. Also of note, Lise Jubinville & Brenda Pilon claimed their 3rd straight title in 2009 with an impressive 15-under par in the Ladies Open – but they only won by a hair as Julie Cashaback & Luci Leblanc finished just one stroke back at 14-under. According to Karl Parks, “we’ve seen the level of competition rise steadily, each year, and this is what keeps prompting us to add new divisions.”
The tournament was first launched in 2005 with an Open and Senior event at Eagle Creek Golf Club.
“With the new Open C division”, says Parks, “the Sun Scramble now accommodates every type of golfer, as long as they can break 100”.
The tournament is conducted by local golf promotion company, Executive Golf (executivegolf.ca), and is a scramble format where both players take a shot and the best one is used. “This is a highly-competitive event,” said Jamie Ryan, president of Executive Golf, “and not like your standard corporate or charity scramble where the emphasis is on fun. The best players in each division should in fact win their respective titles and we were thrilled to see Kyle and Allen complete their Drive for Five in 2009. These two golfers know each other’s game so well and ham and egg it like no other team.”
According to Parks, there are other teams who, after having competed together for a few years now, are more aware of the value of strategy in a competitive scramble, so Koski & McGee’s sixth victory is far from assured. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see new champions this year,” he said.
The tournament is a two-round event for each division (excluding the Media Challenge) with a cut after round one. Teams that make the cut play for their respective city title on either Championship Saturday at Club de Golf Outaouais (Open B, Open C and Ladies B), or Championship Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf Club (Open, Ladies Open, Senior and Junior). Executive Golf provides over $30,000 in EG Memberships, along with more than $15,000 in sponsor prizing for the top finishers and contest winners.
The famous “Coors Light Million Dollar Ace”, a contest where eight shooters have a chance to win a million dollars, takes place during Kick-Off Day at Falcon Ridge Golf Course on August 5th, 2010. This pre-tournament event includes a skills clinic, a Slammer Tour match-play event, the Sun Scramble Media Challenge, other contests and refreshments. Kick-Off Day is open to the public and free to attend.
Key dates and courses: 2010 Championships
- Thursday, August 5th – Kick-Off Day and Media Challenge at Falcon Ridge
- Saturday, August 7th – Qualifier at Eagle Creek
Round one events (all divisions)
- Monday, August 16th – Ladies Open and Ladies B at Cedarhill
- Tuesday, August 17th – Open C at Hammond
- Wednesday, August 18th – Open B at Le Sorcier
- Thursday, August 19th – Junior Open at Falcon Ridge
- Friday, August 20th – Senior Open and The Open at Talon (GreyHawk)
Round two events (for those who make the cut)
- Saturday, August 21st – Championship Saturday at Outaouais (Open B, Open C & Ladies B)
- Sunday, August 22nd – Championship Sunday at Eagle Creek (The Open, Ladies Open, Senior & Junior)
For a complete schedule of events, qualifying information and other details, please visit the tournament website at ottawasunscramble.com.