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Patient Play Earns Scutt Victory At Royal Colwood

Last Updated on Friday, 26 August 2016 05:05 Friday, 26 August 2016 04:55

Gordy ScuttVICTORIA, British Columbia — Gory Scutt shot two-under during the final round to win the 2016 TaylorMade and adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship held at Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria.

Scutt, who teaches at the nearby Olympic View GC, started the day at one-over. He was among twenty players who were within three shots of first round leader Luke Bogdan of Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford who had opened with a one-under 69.

Gordy, who won the Championship when it was held at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in 2014, got off to a good start for day two at the 103 year-old AV Macan designed course.

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Gordy Scutt Claims 2016 PGA Of BC Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:53 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:49

Gordy ScuttCOLWOOD, British Columbia (PGA of BC) — After a first round that saw over twenty players sit within three shots of the lead heading into the final round, Gordy Scutt of Olympic View Golf Club edged out the competition to claim the 2016 TaylorMade and adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Managers hosted at Royal Colwood Golf Club.

"It was just a really good round," said Scutt after his win. "I struggled a bit off the tee yesterday, but today I really got the driver going and hit a lot of fairways. So I was able to do that, plus made a couple putts at the end which was really fortunate."

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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.

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Harry Ferguson’s Dream Has a Happy Ending as He Claims B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:06 Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:00

Harry FergusonBLIND BAY, British Columbia (British Columbia Golf/Brad Ziemer) — Harry Ferguson had a dream about Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Men’s Senior-Super Senior Championship. Trouble was, he woke up early Thursday morning before finding out how it ended. It turns out there was no nightmarish ending, just a happy one for the 59-year-old oilfield worker from Invermere.

Ferguson beat Gudmund Lindbjerg of Pitt Meadows on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his first provincial championship.

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Brad Ziemer’s BC Golf Notes: Nolan Thoroughgood Makes B.C. Amateur Championship History with Win at Pheasant Glen

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:14 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:11

Nolan ThoroughgoodQUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — History was made at the 114th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship. Twice. The tournament began with the legendary Doug Roxburgh teeing it up in his 50th straight B.C. Amateur. It ended Friday with the championship trophy being raised by the event’s youngest ever winner.

Nolan Thoroughgood, a 15-year-old Victoria resident who was competing in just the second four-round tournament of his young life, played with the poise of a seasoned veteran at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort. He closed with an even-par round of 72 for a 72-hole total of seven-under par to win by two shots over another promising junior, 17-year-old A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam.

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