Ritchie & Batchelor claim Provincial Senior Titles in the Capital

2021 NB Senior Champion, Darren Ritchie, pictured with Golf NB President, Judy Astle.

For Immediate Release:

FREDERICTON, NB: A warm and breezy afternoon greeted players at the NB Men’s Senior Championship ahead of Wednesday’s third and final round. After 36 holes, very little divided players at the top of the leaderboard, with a number of competitors in contention for the Senior and Super-Senior titles.

The final two games took to the course beginning at 3:00 PM. With all players within 5 shots of the lead, Wednesday’s afternoon would set up to be an exciting final round.

Starting right where he left off on Tuesday was Hampton’s, Darren Ritchie. The 1992 Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion began Wednesday’s round with a stellar 4-under front 9, recording four straight birdies on holes 6,7,8, and 9. At the turn, Ritchie’s lead in the Senior Championship would be extended to 6-shots. A more difficult back-nine would lead to a final-round total of 2-under, 68, enough to comfortably claim the 2021 NB Senior Championship by six shots. Fox Creek’s Mike Jeffrey and Gage’s Tom Cameron both shared second place, as the pair finished the 54-hole championship at 6-over par.

2021 nb super-senior champion, paul batchelor

In the NB Super-Senior Championship, Paul Batchelor’s fine stretch of play would see him finish atop of the Super-Senior Leaderboard. The Ashburn member’s play over 54 holes would edge out the competition and secure his win in the NB Super-Senior Championship. A final-round 4-over, 74 led to a 5 shot victory over the rest of the field. Fredericton’s own, Sonny Phillips finished second at 14-over, followed by Fox Creek’s Jean LeBlanc at 17-over.

Adding to his Senior crown, Ritchie also claimed the Dormie Workshop Par-3 Challenge after his impressive even-par performance on Fredericton’s tricky par-3’s this week. Darren received a custom Dormie Workshop Par-3 Challenge Champion alignment stick cover for his successful play.

The Fredericton Golf Club proved to be gracious hosts while providing players with a true test of championship golf. The 2021 NB Men’s Senior & Mid-Master Championship concludes Golf NB’s Major Championships for the season; next on the docket is the 2021 Family Classic & Adult Junior, hosted by Country Meadows on August 9th.

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Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 46 partner facilities and 6,600 individual members include provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and junior golf development programs