Women’s Club Champion Sandra Schell of Big Valley tees off at hole 1 on Sunday

Hamelin, Schell among golf champs

As the Stettler Golf and Country Club hosted its final tournament of the season, the Club Championship on Sunday, Sept. 11, 24 golfers...

As the Stettler Golf and Country Club hosted its final tournament of the season, the Club Championship on Sunday, Sept. 11, 24 golfers braved the cold, wind and a little rain to participate in the event.

There were five junior participants and 19 adults.

Sydney Shirreff was the Junior Girls’ Champion, while Jordan Burkard was crowned the Junior Boys’ Champion.

Shooting an 84 was Big Valley’s Sandra Schell who became the Ladies’ Club Champion, while the Men’s Champion was Sam Hamelin of Stettler.

Tony Jackson, Heather Jobs, and Steve McCrindle were flight winners.

Speaking of her win, Schell said, “It was not my best score, but considering the conditions of the day I will take it.”

“I think that overall I struck the ball well and played the greens well,” added Schell. “It was just a matter of a few strokes here and there that the wind and cold fooled me for me to score better.”

Schell said she was very excited about winning the title.

“I have worked all year long on improving my play and for it to be rewarded with a Club Championship is amazing,” Schell said. “I get to have my name on the Ladies’ Club Championship trophy alongside some pretty amazing ladies.”

Playing for the first time this year, Schell explained that as she plays in a lot of tournaments on the Alberta Golf Tour throughout the year, sometimes the dates just don’t line up to allow her to participate.

“We just finished with a four-day Alberta Golf Tour Championship in Cranbrook where I placed second,” said Schell. “We will be finishing up with the Alberta Golf Tour season on Sept. 24 and 25 at the President’s Cup.”

The President’s Cup is where the top 24 players in the Order Of Merit standings qualify to participate.

Schell finished first overall in the Alberta Golf Tour Order Of Merit standings.

“This not only gave me the opportunity to have my registration paid into the Championships, but it also gives me the opportunity to be a Captain of one of the President’s Cup teams,” Schell said. “It’s so great and so much fun to be able to participate, meet new people and play some great golf.”

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