Sept. 14 local sports: Golf wall of recognition; Canadian senior golf; OUA football
Ryan Dyck is among several Niagara residents being inducted Sept. 24 into the Niagara Golf Wall of Recognition. BPSN Photo
GOLF WALL GROWS
The Niagara Golf Wall of Recognition will hold its induction ceremony at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club following the 73rd Walt McCollum Niagara District Champions of Champions Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Joining the wall this year are Brad Neudorf, Mark Hicks, Marc Forbes, Evan McCaughey, Jeromy Hopkins, Ryan Dyck, Quinton Iannantuono, Paul Lenartowich, Hanish Nagrani, Madeline Marck Sherk, Karen Vamplew, Martha Cruikshank, Kerry Short, Brad Graham, Robbie Ellis, Josh Rempel, Shannon Briggs, John (Bingo) Watson, Allan Billyard, Robert (Bud) Clayton, Ed Moir, Bill Lipsett and Arthur Stead.
The Champions tournament will have a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start and include Niagara’s top eight professionals competing for the Niagara PGA Championship.
BUNKER SIXTH AT CANADIANS
Ridgeway resident Dave Bunker placed sixth at the Canadian senior men’s golf championship at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club.
The Cherry Hill member fired rounds of 72, 74, 73 and 74 to finish 10 shots behind the winner, Rusty Strawn of Georgia.
Cherry Hill member Joe Miszk from Niagara Falls tied for 17th after shooting rounds of 73, 77, 76 and 76.
OUA FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS
A trio of local football players had excellent outings in recent Ontario University Athletics football games.
St. Francis grad Blake Zarubiak had a strong performance on defence in Toronto’s 25-20 loss to Wilfrid Laurier. The 6-foot-1, 265-pound lineman had three solo tackles and four assisted tackles in the game.
Notre Dame product Justin Succar was an offensive presence for Waterloo in a 41-35 loss to Guelph. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound receiver from Welland had seven catches for 87 yards, including a seven-yard TD grab.
Also for Waterloo, A.N. Myer product Jack Andrews got it done on the defensive side of the ball. The six-foot, 215-pound linebacker from Niagara Falls had five solo tackles in the loss.