Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Peter More of Breezy Bend shot another sub-par round and romped to his first Manitoba Amateur golf championship today.
More, 27, fired a one-under 71 to win the 72-hole event by eight shots over clubmates Garth Collings and Jesse Skelton.
More was nine-under 279 over the four days at his home club and was the easy winner after taking over the lead on the second day of competition.
Skelton, More’s closest pursuer at five shots back starting the final round, was unable to put any real pressure on the winner today. Skelton made some late mistakes today and shot 74, falling into a tie for second with hard-charging Garth Collings, the defending champion.
Collings, who won his third Amateur crown last year at the age of 51, once again claimed a spot in the top four (and on Manitoba’s team for the national championship in August) by shooting a day’s-best three-under 69.
He moved up eight spots with the hot round.
Niakwa’s Scott Markham finished fourth, shooting 71 today to finish the championship at even par.
The Canadian Amateur is slated for next month at London Hunt and Country Club and Redtail Golf Course in Ontario.