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First-Time Winners Clinch ODR Men’s League Championship

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Cory Funk and Kurt Funk receive their championship trophy from last year’s winners, Bryan Trottier and Ray Dowse.

The men’s league at Old Drovers Run in Niverville has a new pair of first-time champions. After a competitive final round of golf on Thursday, August 27, the trophy went to Cory Funk and Kurt Funk.

This year’s playoffs began with 32 teams. In the first round, the two-time defending champions Ray Dowse and Bryan Trottier were ousted early, dropping their game against Richard Phelan and Joey Mayers.

Kurt and Corey Funk started off their impressive playoff run with a win against Greg Griffin and Neil Friesen in the first round. In round two, they knocked off Matt Exner and Keith Parsons. The pair then played well and notched a victory against Chris Loeppky and Trevor Batenshuk in round three.

For the semifinals, the tournament came down to four teams: Kurt Funk and Cory Funk, Colin Magne and Darren Petty, Travis Mason and Dwight Heppner, and Jeff Spencer and Ryan Brunel.

The Funk duo came out on top against Magne and Petty, moving on to the final round against Mason and Heppner. The Funks brought their A-game and had given themselves a sizable lead after six holes. The win was sealed on the eighth hole, with a timely birdie from Cory Funk.

The 2019 champions, Dowse and Trottier, were on hand after the round to present Kurt and Cory Funk with their 2020 men’s league championship trophy.

“We were grateful that there was a league this year,” says Kurt Funk. “Thanks to ODR and the men’s night guys for always making it fun.”

Cory Funk echoed this sentiment: “We were very happy to be involved in the men’s league at ODR Golf this year. Thank you to everyone who puts work into making it happen.”

This year, a total of 68 players participated in the league.

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