Vancouver Island: Amateur News

Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.



Hamilton And Szeryk Recognized As Canada’s Top Amateur Golfers For 2015, BC And AB Prominent On OOM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:15 Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:44

courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada


Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Ont., and dual citizen Maddie Szeryk who hails from London, Ont., as well as Allen, Texas, have been recognized as Canada’s top male and female amateur golfers after finishing atop their respective National Orders of Merit for the 2015 season. 
Charles-Éric Bélanger and Michelle Kim claimed top honours on their respective CN Future Links Junior Orders of Merit.



British Columbia Golf Announces Hiring Of Bryan Outram As New Communications Manager/Website Editor

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2015 15:08 Friday, 13 November 2015 14:49


(Richmond, B.C.) - British Columbia Golf announced this week the addition of Bryan Outram to their staff in the capacity of Communications Manager and Website Editor.
Bryan joins British Columbia Golf in a role that is intended to grow the company's profile through an increased online presence via their interactive website, monthly digital magazine and regular regional e-newsletters.
He will also be responsible for maintaining the strong relationship that media outlets have enjoyed with British Columbia Golf for many years.



BC’s Wilson Comes from Behind to Win Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 07 September 2015 05:42 Monday, 07 September 2015 05:37

Brent WilsonVICTORIA, British Columbia (PNGA) — Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under-par 70 to come from behind and win the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

The 54-hole stroke-play championship was held on the Valley Course at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

Wilson, 33, had started the day a shot behind co-leaders Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Rob Olson of Victoria, B.C.



Michelle Kim Leads British Columbia Women’s Amateur After Round One At Duncan Meadows

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 17:53 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 17:41

by Alfie Lau


If 17-year-old Michelle Kim needs any inspiration for winning the Flumerfelt Cup at the British Columbia Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows, she need look no further than her older sister Taylor, the 2014 champion.
Michelle, a Team Canada Development Team member, shot the low round of the day at the British Columbia Golf Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows Golf Course Tuesday, as her even-par 72 has her one stroke ahead of a quartet of young golfers: Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau of Quilchena Golf & Country Club, Hannah Lee and Gloria Choi of Fraser Valley Zone 3, and Mary Parsons of Mayfair Lakes Golf Club.



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