Vancouver Island: Amateur News

Reddicopp Reigns Supreme on the Ridge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:28 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:22

altSURREY, British Columbia (Fraser Mulholland/Vancouver Golf Tour) — Abbotsford’s Dean Reddicopp took till the final hole to decide his fate when he rolled in a 15 footer for eagle to give him a 2-shot victory over North Vancouver’s Matthew Steger. Reddicopp took a while for his round to get some momentum, trading off 2 birdies with 2 bogeys for an even par 36. But his back nine came on strong right away with birdies on #10 and #12, and add-on his eagle on 18 and Reddicopp had fired a 4-under par 68.

With one of VGT’s largest Amateur fields in its 9-year history with 103 golfers in the field, the Sonic Transport Open players were treated to some first class conditions on the Northview Ridge Golf Course and some exceptional prizing thanks to Title Sponsor Sonic Transport Ltd.

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The Bright Future For British Columbia Golf In 2015

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:22 Sunday, 21 December 2014 15:35

by Alfie Lau

 

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The history books may show 2014 as the year British Columbia golfers thrust themselves onto the world stage, but to understand how this happened, you have to go 150 miles south, to the campus of the University of Washington Huskies golf teams.
 
Men’s coach Matt Thurmond and women’s coach Mary Lou Mulflur have successfully mined a sterling crop of British Columbia golfers who have bright futures in front of them.
 
Who couldn’t be happy for Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor, a proud UW alum who won the Sanderson Farms Championship on Nov. 9, the first PGA TOUR victory for a Canadian golfer since Stephen Ames won the Children’s Miracle Network Classic 5 years ago?

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Kevin Carrigan Balances Sterling Amateur Golf With Career

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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By day, Kevin Carrigan is a mild-mannered full-time financial planner with Investors Group in Victoria.
 
But get him out on the golf course and he’s the sixth-ranked amateur in Canada and 334th in the world, according to Golf Canada’s most recent amateur rankings.
 
Carrigan is different from most of the amateurs on this list because while many of them are younger and playing college golf, Carrigan has to fit his competitive golf in between business meetings and obligations.
 
Not bad for the Royal Colwood club champion who has to use most of his vacation time to play in worldwide golf tournaments.

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Svensson, Carrigan, Proteau And Ko Win 2014 PNGA Player Of The Year Awards

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:01 Friday, 14 November 2014 08:53

by Alfie Lau
 

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A strong crop of British Columbia nominees resulted in Canadians winning half of the eight Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year awards for the 2014 championship season.
 
Adam Svensson of Surrey won the top honour in the Men’s category while Kevin Carrigan of Victoria won for the third consecutive year in the Men’s Mid-Amateur category.
 
On the women’s side, Christina Proteau of Port Alberni won in the Women’s Mid-Amateur category while Naomi Ko of Victoria triumphed in the Junior Girls’ category.

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Canadian Phenom Ponders Pro Career

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:51 Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:39

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June 23, 2104 - Jeff Sutherland (Inside Golf) - Duncan, B.C. - Henderson has now returned home to Smith Falls in Ontario to prepare for english and biology exams later this week but the lure of the LPGA is calling.
 
During a teleconference on Monday, the #3 ranked amateur in the world and the amateur medallist at Pinehurst stated that, "I am still committed to the University of Florida but we'll see...."

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