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Penticton sports in brief
Blues promote Affleck
Penticton’s Bruce Affleck has earned a promotion with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. It was announced Wednesday that Affleck has been named president of business operations and alternate governor. Affleck was the Blues’ chief operating officer after being vice-president of broadcasting and Blues alumni for five years. Affleck first joined the Blues after being traded from the California Seals in 1975. Affleck played defence for five seasons with the Blues, appearing in 274 games.
Hilditch stays alive in championship
Penticton’s Cory Hilditch began today in a five-way tie for 63rd in the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Spruce Grove, Alta. Hilditch fired a 79 in the first round, then 73 in the second and 77 on Thursday, for a six over par on the day and 16 over par in total. His 229 was good enough to push him into the fourth and final round on Friday. Kevin Carrigan of Victoria has a chance to repeat as champion after firing a four -under, 67 on Thursday. He is in first at 15 under for 198. The champion will receive an exemption into the 2014 RBC Canadian Open.
Summerland Golf and Country Club ladies had their annual Rental Cup tournament on Aug. 26 and 27. Liz Lawrence won with a 107.5, while Pat Gartrell was second with 108.5 and third was Jackie Martin at 109.5.
Penticton men’s golf
In Penticton senior men’s golf action, Aug. 24, the team of Graham Faraday, Lloyd Sherrard, Walter Tymofievich, Wray Lammie and Les Proudfoot with a score of 177 (-33). In second was Wes Mooy, Ron Gladish, Bob Cowan, Howard Tracey and Bert Stalmans at 186 (-24).