While Canadian Tour professionals showed their skills on the fairways and greens, the volunteers and wider community demonstrated the same kind of prowess off the course at the inaugural Syncrude Boreal Open.
Syncrude President and CEO Scott Sullivan presented a $10,000 cheque to KidSport Wood Buffalo to bring the final total raised by the group at the event to $14,500.
“We are so pleased to close what has been a fantastic tournament by helping KidSport Wood Buffalo, which helps provide enjoyment, fun and exercise for youth in our community by removing the financial barriers that prevent youth from participating in organized sport.”
Sherwood Park’s Danny Sahl captured his first Canadian Tour event and the $24,000 winner’s purse by shooting -16 over four rounds at the Fort McMurray Golf Club. While the golfers impressed on the course, Mr. Sullivan hailed the contributions of more than 200 volunteers in making a tournament a success.
“It was great to see these guys play up close in such a beautiful and challenging venue set up by the club’s director of golf Blair McDowell and his staff,” he said. “This tournament showed the best side of Fort McMurray to the wider world, both in the beautiful setting as well as the efforts of the volunteers in ensuring this event ran smoothly. We’re already looking forward to seeing some of these guys back for the 2012 Syncrude Boreal Open.”