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Cumming Comes From Behind To Win Thunder Bay District Amateur

by Scott A. Sumner
www.golfingnews.ca
    The third day of the Thunder Bay District Amateur at the Whitewater Golf Club proved to be a real test of many golfers abilities.  Veteran Robert Cumming shot the lowest score of the day, a 74, and won easily over his final group playing partners overcoming a 1 shot opening round deficit from Rollie Turrie.  Turrie fired a final 78 and other final group members Barry Caland and Andrew Scavarelli both shot 81s.
   "On the last hole my drive hit a tree.  We had stood on the tee for about 10 minutes and after that I hit a poor drive.  I knew if I could find it I'd be OK," noted the 29 year old Robert Cumming.  "With a 4 shot lead I may have played a bit too conservative on the approaches leaving long putts but I was able to putt mostly."

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Robert Cumming was a happy man after his win!

    Robert Cumming has been playing the Thunder Bay District Amateur since 1999 and was 2nd in this event the last three years.  "I didn't really practice a lot but I always feel have a chance if I play well.  At Chapples I got away with not hitting the ball well.  Today I played well except for two bad drives and didn't make many putts," stated Cumming.  I like Whitewater.  It is  a fun challenge to play, more difficult than the other two courses.  It makes you think more and plan your approaches.  The round took 5 1/2hours with a wait on 11 of 10 or 15 minutes.  I was playing well and wanted to get going so the waits were a little hard.  Winning one of the big three, the majors, was a good way to cap off the season."



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