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Photos: Jay Pierson Memorial Tournament drew more than 100 golfers

Golfers enjoyed playing in second annual charity golf tournament.

ESTEVAN - More than 100 participants gathered at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course on Saturday afternoon to remember a long-time member of the Estevan Police Service while raising money for charity.

The second annual Jay Pierson Memorial Golf Tournament, organized by the Estevan Police Association, attracted 140 golfers. Officers from several policing agencies from across the province were entered. 

"This year was another huge success. We had really great support from our community," said Const. Jeremy Taman with the police association. "We had some good sponsors and a great turnout." 

While it was a fun tournament, teams still kept track of their scores. The entry of Jeff Ward, Brandon Frank, Stephen Kitchen and Brennan Fisk finished in top spot for the second straight year with an 18-under-par 54 in the Texas scramble event. 

Adding to the challenge of the tournament, golfers donned beer goggles while teeing off on the first hole. Presented by Estevan Driving Without Impairment, the goggles simulate what it's like to drive while .08 at night. 

A barbecue supper was served at the course's clubhouse after the tournament. 

Pierson was an officer with the Estevan Police Service from 1998 until his death in 2021 due to natural causes. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, Proceeds from the tournament will be directed to a charity to be determined. 

"We'll be selecting another institution that supports first responders and PTSD issues in relation to Jay Pierson and his passing," said Taman. 

The association always appreciates the support it receives for the tournament, Taman said, as this is something that means a lot to the members.  


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