NORWICH – Age would prove to still be triumphant over youth in this years edition of The Canasawacta Country Club's 58th annual Member Guest Tournament.
Prior to the start of the tournament on Thursday August 4, it was noted that there was a significant increase in the numbers of participants when compared to years past. This increase was in part due to many pairs of younger golfers stepping onto the greens to see where they could land.
The Masters flight – along with all other flights – would see some superb golfing throughout the sunny three day weekend tournament. However, the race for the ultimate tournament champion would come down to just two teams essentially, neither being newcomers to the tournament.
Tim Carson and Scott Seiler – both over 50 years old and still defeating younger teams – returning CCC Champions from 2011 and 2012 would pull off the five stroke win over Matt Burrell and Craig Dawson, 2014 champions.
After Thursday's opening round Carson and Seiler would secure a tournament low 63 score and would hold the two stroke lead over Burrell and Dawson who shot a solid 65. Not far behind were eventual third place winners Justin Bennett and Scotty Seiler who would earn a 67 on the first day.
After completion of the second round on Friday, August 5, Carson and Seiler would see a sub par day when they would manage an uncommon 68 score for the day. This slip on the second day allowed Burrell and Dawson to inch toward them in the standings after two days, as the pair would gain an overall stroke when they shot a 67. This would land Carson and Seiler at a total 131 after two days, with Burrell and Dawson earning a 132. Scotty Seiler and Justin Bennett would bring up a solid 137 score heading into the Master's Flight.
The one stroke lead heading into the final day on Saturday, August 6, proved to be nothing that Carson and Seiler would rest on. With the others in the Master's Flight battling within themselves all withing about 10 strokes or so back, it came down to a battle of prior champions.