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First-time champion to be crowned at Strathcona Invitational

Jeff Hunter, Ryan Boudreau, Scott Wilke and Connor Carr advance to Monday's semifinal round.
Scott Wilke Jeff Hunter
Scott Wilke and Jeff Hunter are both chasing their first Strathcona Invitational title. (Submitted photo)

THUNDER BAY – There will be a first-time winner at this year's Strathcona Invitational.

Veteran golfer Jeff Hunter, who has yet to win a title at the annual golf tournament, knocked off two-time defending champion Robert Cumming 2&1 on Sunday during quarterfinal action to advance to the semifinals, where he'll be joined by three other competitors in search of their first Invitational crown.

Hunter will take on Scott Wilke, who downed Scott Glomba 4&3 to advance. The other semifinal will pit Randy Boudreau against Connor Carr.

Carr needed 20 holes on Sunday to edge Robbie Untinen 1-up, while Boudreau made easy work of Dallas Burgess, downing him 6&5 to reach the final four.

The semifinals will go on Monday morning, with the championship final scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. tee-off.

Hank Wilke could make it a father-and-son championship daily double.

The elder Wilke will take on Rick Ciponi in the senior final. The super senior final will see Ryan Untinen matching up against Rob Kruse, while four-time regular division champion John Valley will play for the masters division title, taking on Glen Fossum in the finale.

For more information on the Strathcona Invitational, presented by Teleco and Tbaytel, visit

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