Jim Proteau: Alberni Golf Club champ

It took 31 holes but Jim Proteau earned the Alberni Golf Club championship defeating Jacques Giovetti for the title.

Jim Proteau is crowned the men’s club champion at Alberni Golf Club this year. He is not the only winning Proteau who calls AGC home: his wife is Christina Proteau

Jim Proteau is crowned the men’s club champion at Alberni Golf Club this year. He is not the only winning Proteau who calls AGC home: his wife is Christina Proteau

Congratulations go out to Jim Proteau, who defeated Jacques Giovetti after 31 holes of head-to-head golf to claim the title of Alberni Golf Club champion for 2011.

Proteau said that he has been close on several occasions but this is the first time he has won the championship. Way to go, Jim!

In Men’s Club action on Sunday, Lyman Jardin won three balls for shooting a gross 77, and Chris Coleclough and Bill Barrett both shot 81 to win two balls each.

On the net side Gerry Fagan won three balls for his score of 58, Gord Cutting took home two balls for carding a 66 and Cal Davies won one ball for his 70.

Closest to the pin winners were Gerry Fagan on No. 2; Al Wright, pocketing $20 for the charity closest to the pin on No. 4; Corry Nielson for his second shot on No. 6; Lyman Jardin on No. 13 and Joe Baker on No. 17.

We also had a skins competition; skins were worth $10 each. Craig Acland was the big winner on the gross side, winning five skins. Next was Sam Parhar with two, followed by Steve Acland with one.

On the net side Gerry Fagan won three, Vic Carlton won two and Gord Cutting and Shiv Dass each won singles.

Next week the Men’s Club is cancelled due to the Mixed Tournament being held on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a shotgun start on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for those wishing to get in a game before the mixed event starts.