Kontak and Howell win The Gallery Invitational
17 Apr 2021
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for The Gallery Invitational, The Gallery at Dove Mountain

Senior champs Brad Wayment (left) and John Bearrie
Senior champs Brad Wayment (left) and John Bearrie

Camron Howell and Brian Kontak posted 11-under 61 to take home a 5-shot win at The Gallery Invitational over Bryan Hoops and Jeremy Defalco.

Kontak, a former professional who won five times on the Canadian Tour and took home that tour's Order of Merit title, found his old form on Saturday -- firing on all cylinders while his partner Camron Howell picked up the slack whenever needed.

Runners-up Hoops and Defalco followed their first round leading 66 with a solid 68, but it's tough to keep pace with an 11-under round in a 36-hole event.

In the Senior Division, new Gallery Golf Club member John Bearrie and partner Brad Wayment took home a one shot victory over Tom Beach and Erik Nielsen with a birdie on the final hole.

After Bearrie hit it to two feet for an almost sure thing, his partner stole the thunder by holing a 15-foot birdie putt of his own.

"I should have hit mine first," joked Bearrie, a 6-time USGA Mid-Am participant who got to Tucson vis his home state of Texas, then South Carolina.

Doug Potter and Murph Mitchell won the Super Senior Division at 8-under 136 after tying with John Hornbeck and Robin Bradbury in regulation.

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36-hole best-ball tournament with three divisions: Open (over 25), Senior (50-59), and Super Senior (over 60). Max handicap 3.4.

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