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Paul Harris won the 2006 BCGA Men’s Mid-Amateur held at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach. Despite a bogey on 18, he posted a final round of 71. Harris, from Vancouver BC, finished three shots ahead of Ben Griffin from Victoria and American Jack Kelly. In his final round, Griffin matched the course record with a 68, set the previous day by Courtenay’s Greg Koster.
Island’s Best Emerges
Nanoose Bay's Stephen Watson held on to win the Windsor Plywood Vancouver Island Amateur golf tournament. Watson's scores of 68-70-74 were four shots clear of last year's winner, Greg Koster of Courtenay and Terry Ishizaki of Victoria. The three-day regional championship was played at Fairwinds on Friday June 23 and at Cordova Bay on the Saturday and Sunday. In team play, Watson's North side won by a stroke over the South Island.
From Winged Foot to Royal Colwood
After an impressive U.S Open performance, CPGA Tour Professional Stephen Gangluff flew to the opposite coast, to take part in the
Times Colonist Open at Victoria’s Royal Colwood GC. Carding a 71, Gangluff was one of only six players to shoot even par or better in the final round at Winged Foot. He ended up tied for 40th and pocketed a pay cheque of $29,459.00 US. He is on a roll. He has made every cut in his five starts this year. Three of these were top five finishes, including a playoff loss to Rob Oppenheim in Mexico.
Another Island Win For Grob
Mike Grob of Billings, Mont. won his fourth title on Vancouver Island with a final-round 3-under 67 at the Times Colonist Open at Victoria’s Royal Colwood GC June 25th. Grob put up an 11-under 269 total and finished one shot in front of Namibia’s Trevor Dodds and John Lieber of La Mesa, Calif. Dodds, a six-time champion on the Canadian Tour, matched the professional course record with a final round 63.
BCers Qualify for CPGA Club Pro Championship
The 2006 BC PGA Championship will be played at Royal Colwood Golf Club Aug 21-23. The top 11 club professionals will qualify to compete in the Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship. Dean Claggett and Cec Ferguson (past champions), Jeff Buder and Scott Dickson (top 15 in 2005) have already earned exemptions. The Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship will then take place Nov 20-22 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Celebrations at Qualicum Beach
Happy 25th Anniversary to Qualicum Beach Memorial GC. Everyone is invited to a special day of feasting, fun and frivolity on Saturday August 5th. There will be a variety of music, from Pipe Bands to Polynesian, a cooling refreshment tent, fun events to enjoy and a dinner featuring succulent pork and hips of
beef from the spit, with all the trimmings. Hungry? More information at: www.golfqualicum .ca
Come Play The Island
Check out Golf BC’s “Two nights - Two round” Vancouver Island special. Two nights lodging at the sumptuous Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in a Delta room, one round playing Olympic View Golf Course and one round playing Arbutus Ridge Golf Course. (Carts included at both courses). For all the information, go to ‘Special Offers’ at: www.golfbc.com
Eventful Times At Alberni GC
Alberni GC Head Professional Bruce MacDonald and his crew are busy bees these days. Following the Alberni Valley Charity Golf Classic on July 8, the Zone 6 Seniors' Tournament is set to tee it up on July 13. Follow that with the two day Western Canada Blind Championships, July 26 and 27, then round it off with the Salvation Army Charity Tournament on July 29 and you have a pretty buzzy July. www.albernigolf.com
Nanaimo GC Tournament News
Congratulations to the 2006 Women’s Mid-Island Champions, recently crowned at Nanaimo GC. Allison Murdock from Victoria won the Gross division, with a two round total of 153 and Jessica Simons of Nanaimo was the Net winner, with a final tally of 144. Nanaimo GC is also set to host the Nanaimo Men’s Amateur in August. This is an invitational event limited to 208 players. Traditionally well attended, this three-round event attracts players from the Pacific Northwest and Asia. www.nanaimogolfclub.ca