Brett Shewchuk Win Thunder Bay District Amateur Golf For The Second
by Scott A. Sumner
It was an exciting finish to the Thunder Bay District Amateur with some stellar play on the final holes by winner Brett Shewchuk and runner up Evan Littlefield. The traditional three round event was shortened to two days when the second round at Strathcona Golf Club was cancelled.
“It feels really good to win this two times. I was very happy with the way I came down the stretch today sinking a few putts when I needed to. I was 5 back coming into today but there is a lot of trouble out there at Whitewater and I felt something around even par would get me close and I was able to shoot the number I wanted to.” said Brett Shewchuk.
Evan Littlefield birdied 3 of the last 4 holes to put the pressure on Shewchuk. “I was leading Evan by four going into those holes and he made the 20 footer right before I had to step up and make mine on 18 so I wouldn’t have to go to a playoff with him. It was a little nervy on the back nine but it didn’t feel like it affected too many of the shots. I was nervous.” said Shewchuk. “ It is unbelievable to win two of them this year ( majors- also Strathcona Invitational) a huge honour. I am driving it well and putting it better than ever before. I practice all the time and get out most days early spending a lot of time at golf.”
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Brett is currently working at Northern Lights Golf Course and will go back to Lakehead University in January.
Evan Littlefield came second. “ Brett earned it . He made a good putt on 18 to get me by one . I played well coming down the stretch so it eases the pain a bit.” Evan came up from Markham to visit my family. He currently works at Angus Glen Golf Club and takes the golf management program at Niagara College with one more year. He is on the golf team then and thinking of turning professional when he finishes.