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Golfers snag titles on Tyson Tour

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Barry Wright

Two area golfers are the proud owners of tour championships on the London-based Tyson Junior Golf Tour.

Graeme Brunet of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club captured the Junior title for golfers aged 17 and 18, and Mitch O’Bradovic of the St. Clair Parkway course claimed the Bantam crown for golfers ages 10 to 13.

Brunet, 18, a St. Patrick’s High School student, played seven events this season, winning five and finishing second and fifth in the others.

Last month at the tour championship at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London he shot a one under par 71 for the overall championship.

“It was a breakthrough year,” he said.

Brunet hopes to parlay that success into a golf scholarship to an NCAA Division One school in the U.S.

“I’m part of College Prospects (a sports marketing service for high school athletes) and they are sending my resume to schools down south and hopefully I’ll hear some things back.”

Meanwhile, O’Bradovic, 13, was a three-time winner in his class, including the season-ending tour championship, also at Sunningdale, with a 79.

“I had a pretty successful season,” he said.

O’Bradovic is just starting high school in Wallaceburg and would also eventually like to play NCAA college golf.

“I just want to continue to play my game and improve and possibly find a (U.S.) school in the future.”

He plans to return to the Tyson Tour next summer.

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