The opening round at the Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Provincial Championship is now in the books.
It’s being hosted by the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club this year.
Graeme Bishop, out of the Picture Butte Golf Club, and J. Grant Oh, out of Bearspaw Country Club, share the overall lead after shooting scores of 70, good for -2.
Bill Hicks of the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club had the best day among Peace Country golfers. He’s tied for fifth after shooting even.
Shane Smith and Al Stewart, who also both golf out of the GP Golf & Country Club, shot +2 for the day and are tied for 11th.
There are another 14 members of the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club competing. They are Kevin Chrenek, Clayton Collison, Jamie MacLeod, Sean Gillis, Vitaly Yaromich, Craig Eustace, Jason Lainchbury, Ron Thomson, Kirby Krupka, Dennis Warren, Sheldon Ward, Lyle Sampert, Keith Dauncey and Darren Kruse.
Additional locals include James Ivers out of the Pipestone Golf Club, Darcy Karbashewski and Darcy Bateman of the Dunes Golf Club, the Mighty Peace Golf & Country Club’s Frank Kilgore, Bear Creek Golf Club’s Blair Macnab and Roy Finlay and Greg Knight out of the Valleyview Riverside Golf Club.