Golf Town's Gordon Scutt was the big winner in this year's Vancouver Island Professional Tour.
Scutt capped off an impressive season by winning the Tour Championship last week at Bear Mountain Golf Club. Scutt fired a 4-under 67 to beat runner-up Germain Francoeur of Gorge Vale by two strokes. Jamie Murphy of Cedar Hill carded a 72 to finish third.
The victory gave Scutt the over Order of Merit title as well. With five tour wins this season, Scutt was well ahead of second-place finisher Edd Boudreau of Arbutus Ridge.
- - - - - Victoria skater Jason Cheperdak is back in Canada after getting his first taste of international competition.
Cheperdak, now based in Barrie, Ont., and his ice dance partner Alexandra Paul, competed in their second ISU junior Grand Prix event last week in Sheffield, England, and came away with another impressive performance. The Canadian pair finished sixth out of 17 teams. That was on the heels of a fourth-place finish in their international Grand Prix debut in Madrid.
Cheperdak, a former Oak Bay Figure Skating Club member, and Paul, are now back in Barrie preparing for Western Canadians and the national championships.
- - - - - The North is king again, at least when it comes to junior golf on the Island.
Zone 6 -- north of Duncan, including Powell River -- triumphed over Zone 5, the southern portion of the Island, in the recent Slegg Lumber Ryder Cup event at Glacier Greens Golf Club in Comox.
Sixteen boys and eight girls battled in best ball on Day 1 with Zone 6 taking five of the matches. On Day 2, the morning action saw a tie in the alternate shot format, but after lunch Zone 6 took seven of the 12 singles matches to claim the Island title for the eighth time in the 12-year existence of the event.
Representing Zone 6 were, Graham Osborne, Mackenzie Osborne, Tyler Van an Rooy, Scott McCormac, Blair Martin, Matt Haddad, Kalli Gordon, Kelsey Jahnke, Szu-Hsuan Huang, Amanda Baker and Brayden Erickson.
Zone 5 members included, Hiroki Kishi, Shiv Kaor, Dylan Labh, Cameron Chorney, Ben Shong, Cameron Davison, Lauren de Goey, Megan Woodland, Ashley McAdams, Lee Haney and Pamela Desmarais.
- - - - - Calling all girls and young women who are interested in physical activity and well-being.
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is hosting a special seminar next month called: On the Move. The workshop, hosted by CAAWS national project manager Sydney Millar, is aimed at females aged 9 to 18 and is designed to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women to participate in sport and physical activity.
The workshop goes Nov. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. at John Stubbs Memorial School (301 Zealous Crescent). For more information go to: www.caaws.ca. To register, contact Cindy Andrew at 250-391-8452 or e-mail email@example.com. Registration deadline is Nov. 5.
- - - - - Victoria's Oliver Jervis made a little bit of history earlier this month.
The motorcycle racer became the first Canadian to win the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association championship when he secured the 600 SuperBike, SuperSport, and Lightweight SuperBike class titles at Pacific Raceway. The titles also gave Jervis enough points to claim the overall points championship.
- - - - - A pair of wins in the Kootenays has the South Island Thunderbirds flying high again.
The Thunderbirds swept their two-game B.C. Major Midget Hockey League series with the Kootenay Ice last weekend in Grand Forks. The T-Birds pasted the winless Ice 10-3 on Saturday and hung on for a 3-2 win on Sunday. The victories improved South Island's record to 4-6-2, good for seventh spot. Chase Kaiser and Wes Myron now lead the T-Birds in scoring with 12 points apiece.
Next up for the T-Birds are a pair of games this weekend against Island rivals North Island Silvertips. Saturday's game goes 5 p.m. at Lake Cowichan Arena, while Sunday's puck drops at 4 p.m. at Cowichan Community Centre.
- - - - - Victoria's Chris Anstey brought back some hardware from the recent World Masters Track Cycling Championships in Sydney, Australia.
Anstey, who's president of the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association, finished eighth in the 60-64-year-old 500-metre individual time trial with a time of 39.265 seconds, and third in the two-kilometre individual pursuit thanks to a time of 2:36.3.