L-R: Dylan Webster, Amanda Sluchinski, Aaron Sluchinski, and Shelby Sluchinski. (Photo submitted)

L-R: Dylan Webster, Amanda Sluchinski, Aaron Sluchinski, and Shelby Sluchinski. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka golf team heading to Canadian National Championship

The Ponoka team finished ahead of 22 teams

Dylan Webster, Amanda Sluchinski, Aaron Sluchinski, Shelby Sluchinski and Ryan Moore of Ponoka Golf Club won the Alberta North Regional Final of the RBC PGA Scramble at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. The team will now have the opportunity to win a Canadian National Championship.

The Ponoka team finished ahead of 22 teams to earn a trip to the national final at prestigious Cabot Links Golf Course in Iverness, Nova Scotia in early October.

The golfers qualified for the 18-hole RBC PGA Scramble regional tournament by winning their local qualifier at Ponoka Golf Course earlier this summer. The team-focused scramble format considers the handicap of each golfer when calculating their final score, allowing anyone who has a registered Golf Canada handicap the chance to participate and win.

“Timing is everything in a scramble,” said Aaron Sluchinski. “We always had someone step up when the others didn’t hit a great shot. We had music playing during the round and tried to stay loose. That worked well for us.”

The group will compete 20 teams from all over the country at the October final.

“We are so excited,” says Sluchinski. “Everyone we’ve talked to has said how amazing the experience at Cabot is. It is going to be a trip of a lifetime and I am sure we will make some incredible memories.”

The RBC PGA Scramble saw record-breaking participation this season, with nearly 12,000 golfers taking part in over 160 local qualifiers across the country.

For more information on the RBC PGA Scramble, visit rbcpgascramble.com.

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