Mixed open champions crowned at Manitoulin Golf tournament

Myrna Thomas, right, presents the championship flight trophy to the winning team in the championship flight at the Manitoulin Golf mixed open, Arron Assinewai and Amy Debassige.

GORDON – The Arron Assinewai and Amy Debassige team won the championship flight at the Manitoulin Golf annual mixed open, in record breaking fashion, this past weekend.

A total of 13 teams took part in the annual tournament, playing 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday. The Assinewai-Debassige team set a new scoring record for the mixed tournament, notching an incredible 10 under par 18-hole score of 62 on Saturday. They followed up with a four under score of 68 on Sunday for a total score of 130. 

“I would like to thank everyone for being here on this lovely weekend,” stated Myrna Thomas, clubhouse manager of Manitoulin Golf at the awards ceremony Sunday. “And we are really happy to see Arthur and Jane (Pummell) here this afternoon to join us.”

Taking first place in the second flight was the team of Dustin and Julie Debassige, while Janet and Abby Debassige took top spot in the third flight.

Special prizes were also presented. The prize for longest drive on Saturday was won by Amy Debassige on the ladies’ side and Arron Assinewai on the men’s side, with the prize for closest to the pin being won by Janet Debassige for the ladies and Dustin Debassige for the men’s. The prize for longest drive in the women’s division on Sunday went to Shelly Hall, and Andy Recollet on the men’s side, with the closest to the pin prize being won by Linda Golden on the ladies’ side and Jarred Shawanda on the men’s side.