It was an emotional victory Sunday for 37-year-old Justin Wood who captured his second men’s club championship at the Digby Pines golf course.
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New Digby Pines men’s champion Justin Wood, left, with club president Greg Applejohn.
A round of 71 Saturday left him tied for second and one stroke behind Koty Nesbitt, but Wood shot his best round ever at the Pines, a remarkable 66, for a two-round total of 137 on the par-71 course.
“I had 67 once in regular play,” Wood recalled later.
The win left Wood choked up and almost in tears.
“When I first went into the clubhouse, I couldn’t speak. I had to leave. It really was an honor to win against all the good players.”
Wood’s first club championship came in 2005, the last year the winner received a champion’s ring. With two children, Wood plans to have a ring made on his own to have something to leave each child.
Along with the club title, Wood also won the J.J. Brittain Left-Handers division and the Roscoe Handspiker Past Presidents’ title.
Overall net winner Sunday was Ken Wagner, with a two-round total of 135. Seniors division winner was Andy Wilson, 154, and the super senior award went to Don Hattie, with a 168 (net 144).
When I first went into the clubhouse, I couldn’t speak. I had to leave. Justin Wood, on winning his second club championship
Division winners were:
Low gross, Eric Locke, 141; Brandon Turnbull, 150; Murray Carruthers, 160.
Low net, Koty Nesbitt, 142; Rod Robicheau, 143; Randy Barr, 146.
Low gross, Greg Nixon, 156; Bill Olsen, 162;
Don Hattie, 168.
Low net, Al Dupuis, 139; Chris Joyce, 140; John Gray, 140.
Low gross, Robert Jeffrey, 171; Bill Williams, 182; Dan Doucette, 183.
Low net, Dallas Kenley, 144; Ian MacKenzie, 146; Aaron Greenlaw, 148.