Johnson wins trifecta at Rossmere
Young golfer takes three titles
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The August long weekend was one to remember for Carter Johnson at the Rossmere Country Club.
Johnson, just 18 years old, captured a rare triple-header at the Rossmere Country Club’s club championships, taking the junior title, the Rossmere Horse Race and the overall club championship.
The week began with Johnson beating 23 other competitors for the junior championship. On Aug. 1, he won the Rossmere Horse Race, a competition in which one golfer is eliminated per hole, leaving two vying for first place at the final tee. For that title, Johnson edged veteran Rob Oliphant.
Then, on Aug. 2, Johnson capped his week by shooting a 69 to give him a three-day score of 210, good for a four-stroke victory over Cam McIntyre for the overall club championship . He showed great consistency, adding rounds of 68 and 73 earlier in the weekend. Aaron McIntyre, who made short work of the course with a first-round 64, finished in third with a 219 total, one shot better than Oliphant.
“It feels good to get a win and the week overall was a really good one,” Johnson said. “I had lots of fun while playing some really good golf and taking home the trifecta.”
Oliphant captured Rossmere’s senior championship with a two-day score of 143. He is headed to La Malbaie, Que., from Sept. 21 to 24 to play in the Canadian senior men’s championship at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.
Johnson’s stock is rising. In 2018 he finished fourth in the Manitoba Spring Classic before putting up three Top 10 finishes in 2019, highlighted by a sixth-place finish at the Manitoba juniors championship at Pine Ridge Golf Club.
Over the weekend, 150 golfers participated in Rossmere’s club championship sat a course where the staff ensured they had a great time, general manager Scott Parker said. Course superintendent Greg Mitchell, Al Moar and their teams had to deal with a lack of precipitation but had the course in great shape.
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