Dundas golfer Jim Zwolak had his best-ever finish on The Great Lakes Tour, carding a two-day total of 137 for third place on Thursday. Zwolak was seven under par on the Hunter’s Point Golf Club in Welland, shooting rounds of 69 and 68 that earned him $3,000. Derek Gillespie of Oshawa was 12 under par to finish first in the GLT Platinum event, shooting 66 in each of his rounds. That gave him a paycheque of $8,000.
Standing alone in fourth was two-time Platinum winner and St. Catharines native Rod Spittle, who now makes his home in Columbus, Ohio. Spittle is also a two-time Canadian amateur champion.
Vineland’s Adam shot an opening round of 69 and followed that with a 72. He finished in a six-way tie for 10th; Ancaster’s Colin Murray (70-72) was tied at 16th, Brantford’s Michael Hospodar (71-72) tied for 19th; Hamilton’s Ron Kenesky (72-72) and Ancaster’s Trevor Marko (73-71) tied for 21st; and Milton’s Danny King ( 73-72) tied for 24th.
The next Platinum Series event takes place next Wednesday/Thursday (June 1-2) at Whistle Bear in Cambridge. The Great Lakes Tour was there in 2003 when David Banks of Burlington won. Spectators are welcome, free admission.