Men’s open champ holds onto title

Rob Tadey was rewarded with a 40-inch flat screen TV for winning the 2011 Jackson Triggs Penticton Golf and Country Club Men’s Open.

Rio McLeod of Penticton carefully checks the green at the Penticton Golf and Country Club during the final rounds of the Men’s Open  last weekend.

Rio McLeod of Penticton carefully checks the green at the Penticton Golf and Country Club during the final rounds of the Men’s Open last weekend.

Rob Tadey was rewarded with a 40-inch flat screen TV for winning the 2011 Jackson Triggs Penticton Golf and Country Club Men’s Open.

Tadey, of the Twin Lakes Golf Course, shot a 207, three shots better than runner-up Kim Dixon of the PGCC. The overall low net went to Gary Parker, who shot a 201.Tadey, a former employee of the PGCC, was happy with his play during the four days.

“The golf course was playing tougher than I ever seen it play,” said Tadey, who added it’s in the best condition he has seen it in. “The greens were super firm.”

Tadey, who won the event last year, has also been a runner-up the first two times he played.

The event attracted 166 golfers.