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Granite Pointe team finish second in Cranbrook club tourney

The Nelson side took part in the annual Boyd Haddad Cup
A team of Granite Pointe golfers competed at Cranbrook’s annual Boyd Haddad Cup. Photo: Submitted

Sixteen members from Nelson’s Granite Pointe Golf Club took on the best players from across the East and West Kootenay in early-September at the annual Boyd Haddad Cup.

The one-day event that goes back decades and features eight clubs from across the region includes 16-member teams from Granite Pointe, Birchbank (Trail), Castlegar, Balfour, Fernie, Kimberley, Creston and Cranbrook.

The home team from the Cranbrook Golf Club captured both the Boyd (gross scores) and Haddad (net scores) trophies. Granite Pointe’s Boyd squad fell just a few shots back in second place and the local Haddad crew finished fourth.

The Boyd Haddad rotates through all the courses and will return to Granite Pointe in 2024.

“It’s pretty tough to win on enemy soil, the home club definitely has the advantage,” says Fred Thomson, co-captain of the Granite Pointe Men’s Club.

“All the team members from Granite Pointe played well and should be proud of their efforts. We will have an opportunity to show all these other clubs our own course and calibre of play in 2024, where we will definitely challenge for the championship on both sides.”

The Granite Pointe Boyd team included Rob Little, AJ Cooper, Nick Kennedy, Jeff Langin, Reg Clarkson, Greg Mufford, Bob Hall and Harv Goodwin. The local Haddad team featured Frank Arabia, Logan MacDonald, Len MacCharles, Barry Marsh, Ron Van Zanden, Fred Thomson, Noah Frank and Denis Langlois.

This year’s second-place finish for the Boyd side is the fourth time that Granite Pointe players have finished runner-up to the host club.