LAKESIDE - The Mount made their tourney debut a winning one as the team captained by Paul Jenkins fired a record-tying 55 to finish on top of the leaderboard at the 11th annual Brian McGuire Memorial Golf Tournament (The Onion) held August 10 at the Links at Crowbush Cove.
Honourary tourney chairperson Dr. Mireille Lecours, provincial palliative care co-ordinator, presented the trophy to the winning team which was making its first appearance in the charity event in support of hospice and palliative care across the province.
Esther Dockendorff, representing title sponsors P.E.I. Mussel King and Atlantic Shellfish of Red Head Harbour in Morell, assisted in the presentations of trophies to The Mount and cheques to hospice and palliative care.
Dockendorff also welcomed golfers and brought greetings on behalf of the title sponsors and host tournament committee chaired by Bill McGuire. Also speaking were Nancy Marie Arsenault, executive director of Hospice P.E.I. and Dr. Lecours. George Morrison once again acted as master of ceremonies for the awards banquet.
Other members of the winning team are Jason MacDonald, Terry Hashimoto and Shawn MacIsaac.
More than $56,000 was raised by the tourney, pushing its 11-year total to more than $413,000.
The Mount was one of six new entries entered in the 36-team, full-field tourney this year. A number of other teams also had major lineup changes to give the Onion a broad-based, new look this year.
Last year the tourney raised more than $52,000 (exclusive of a one-time Westjet ticket sale), making the 2019 event the most successful ever. The Mount’s victory snapped a two-year winning streak by Jasper Wyman &Son and the 55 tied the previous lowest score set by APM in 2014.
The August 10 total was boosted by a generous $5,000 donation by Mrs. Lucille Kenny, in memory of her husband Gavin who passed away in late June. Gavin had played in the previous 10 Onions and was a long-time fixture at Crowbush. The tradition of the Kenny team’s participation – the Lakeside Wonders - was carried on by his nephew Bryan Kenny, and close family friends Nick Byrne, Sean McGuire and Alan Smith.
The host committee would also like to recognize the generosity of 50-50 winner Alan MacAdam who donated his share of the $1,200 prize back the tourney; and to the continued financial support of Lakeside summer resident Philip Rooney of Boston.
One of the highlights of the banquet was the draw for a Callaway Epic Flash Driver, valued at $800, won by Terry Kelly of Morell. His win was “warmly” received by the crowd of over 225 golfers, volunteers and guests attending the banquet.
Next year’s Onion is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at Crowbush.
Following are the complete team results of 2019 Onion:
(The Mount) — Paul Jenkins, Jason MacDonald, Shawn MacIsaac, Terry Hashimoto — 55;
(Maple Street Gangsters) — Ryan McGuire, Darren McGuire, Dave McGuire, Josh Donohoe — 56;
(Jasper Wyman & Son) — Terry Kelly, Lefty Dunn, Joey MacDonald, Joe Dunphy — 57;
(Petitcodiac Invaders) — Merlin Affleck, Scott Scantlebury, Janet McGuire, Bill McGuire — 58;
(Coady’s Drillers) – Maurice Coady, Neil MacFadyen, Terry Hamilton, Rodney Murray — 58;
(The 4 Macs) — Bob MacInnis, Colin MacDonald, Robert MacDonald, Nick MacDonald — 58;
(The Independents) - Louis McGuire, Stephen Hurst, Kevin Kane, Tyler Flanagan — 59;
(Valley Wildcats 1) -– Daniel McGuire, Conor McGuire, Bryan Conrod — 59;
(Beaver Valley Boys) — Ian Coffin, Paul MacFarlane, Bill Connolly, Gary Evans — 60;
(Lakeside Plovers) — Al MacAdam, Eric MacInnis, Roger MacInnis, Allie MacLennan — 61;
(RBC Dominion Securities) – Wade Gregory, Colin Hawes, Derrick Cameron, Peter Russell — 61;
(Valley Wildcats 2) –- Patrick McGuire, David MacFarlane, Kevin McGuire, Mark McGuire — 61;
(Marshfield Marauders) — Kenny Connolly, Kent Carr, Lloyd Cudmore, Brodie Connolly — 62;
(Weplaygolf-alots) — Ron McKinney, Ben MacCallum, Jim MacAdam, Phil Handrahan — 62;
(The Old Hackers) –- Kenny MacWilliams, Hazel Gallant, Alan MacIsaac, Bernie Flanagan — 62;
(Lakeside Wonders) — Bryan Kenny, Nick Byrne, Sean McGuire, Alan Smith — 64;
(Kelly Brothers) – Pat Kelly, John Kelly, Mike Kelly, Danny Kelly — 64;
(Fitzpatrick & Company) — Derryl MacDonald, Calvin Chiasson, Jed MacEwen, Noel MacDonald — 64;
(Outback Forty) — Greg Perry, Laurie Harrison, Dave Matthes, Gary Clark — 65;
(Island EMS) –- Shawn Westbury, Phillip Pollard, Darcy Clinton — 65;
(Princess’s Team) –- Bobby Kenny, Mike Duggan, Blair Hansen, Cecil Villard — 65;
(Never Miss Home Plate) — Colin McEwen, Mitchell Ryan, Jamie Kelly, Evan Myers — 65;
(Belvedere Funeral Home) — Willard MacKay, Guy Arcoite, Scott Croken, Bobby Burhoe — 66;
(Island Coastal) — Cory Parson, Blake Thompson, John Chiasson, Jamie Parson — 66;
(Morell Credit Union #1) -– Frankie O’Hanley, Syd Freiman, Mike MacDonald, Cameron Clark — 68;
(Morell Credit Union #2) –- John Sutherland, Dave Pearcey, Allan Coffin, Peter MacAdam — 69;
(Red Head Rebels) — Stephen Fortune, Gary MacKenzie, Kevin Sampson, Holly Graham — 70;
(Bay Boys Truckers) - Jerry MacKinnon, Richard Hassard, Philip Milligan, John Burke — 71;
(PEI Mussel King) – Jeff McGrath, Bruce Smith, Paul Runighan, Emmett MacInnis — 72;
(Eskasoni Thunder) — Ian Brookes, Roger Stevens, Jay Stevens, Danny Brooks — 72;
(Morell Co-Op 1) — Paul MacAdam, Paul Affleck, D.J. Dunn, Gary Doyle — 73;
(Land Development Corporation) — Stan Moore, Glen Swallow, Jamie Coffin, Edgar Coffin — 73;
(Atlantic Shellfish) - John Gallant, Jacob Dockendorff, Bobby MacIsaac, Scott Hennessey —78;
(Ottawa Connection) – John Murphy, Robert Murphy, Rose Murphy Cheverie, Blaine Cheverie — 80;
(Coverall Construction) — Danny Birt, Myles Birt, Chris Mitchell, Aaron Doyle — 82;
(Morell Co-Op 2) — Aaron McGuire, Andrew MacPhail, J.A. McGuire, Ron Delaney — 88.
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