Trevor Bloom has been playing Waskesiu Golf Course for 40 years and now all the experience has paid off in a Lobstick championship.
The former Canwood resident, who now calls Kelowna home sank a birdie putt on hole 18 Saturday to claim the 2021 tournament win over Prince Albert’s Ashley Ziegeman. Bloom admitted he hasn’t had great success at the event but was able to finally break through.
“It feels really sweet,” he said after receiving the championship trophy. “I have been playing here since I was kid and coming up here and everything. It’s very sweet to win this for sure.”
The final match with Bloom Ziegeman went down to the wire with several lead changes throughout the day before Bloom was able to secure his first Lobstick in dramatic fashion.
“I was on 14 and made the long putt and then on 18, I was just trying to lag it close because I knew Ashley was kind of in trouble and it just happened to go in,” he said.
As for Ziegeman, the championship was withing grasp for the first time in 16 years. With a few short, missed putts he said this match will sit with him for some time.
“Yeah, for sure,” he said. “I haven’t been putting good all week, my ball striking is what got me here. I missed a couple early and come the end there I couldn’t get it in the hole. If I make a couple two-footers in the last hour this a totally different story.”
More from both Bloom and Ziegeman below.