Team Alberta wins provincial title at Canadian men’s senior championship

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
September 13, 2017 - 9:43am

KAHNAWAKE, Que. – The second round of the 2017 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded Tuesday at Kanawaki Golf Club in Quebec with Team Alberta emerging as provincial team champions.

Red Deer’s Ken Griffith along with Frank Van Dornick of Camrose and Brian Laubman posted a combined second-round score of 1-over 141 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 283 (+3).

The squad finished 12-strokes ahead of runner-up Team British Columbia.

A total of 71 players finished 155-or-better to advance past the 36-hole cut with round three set for Wednesday.

Griffith is 12th overall heading into round three with a total score of 146 (+6). He sits six shots back of the lead.

Red Deer’s Tom Skinner, Keith Newton of Olds and Merv Dusyk of Sylvan Lake did not make the cut.

The winner of this year’s championship will earn an exemption into the 2018 U.S. Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., from August 25 to 30.

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