BC Interior: Local News / Kamloops Region

Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons Sets Record En Route To Winning CN Future Links At Dunes In Kamloops

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 09:16 Monday, 16 May 2016 08:58

Courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada


KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club unfolded in much the same way as the previous two – with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls fields in pursuit of Tony Gil and Mary Parsons.
Neither would be caught as the pair completed wire-to-wire victories to open Golf Canada’s championship season.
For her part, Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons came out of the gate with a Dunes women's course record 66 and never looked back (that 66 was matched in the final round by Coquitlam's Euna Han).
Team Canada Men’s Development Squad member Tony Gil matched his opening-round 66 with another six-birdie performance. “I managed myself really well, strategically and mentally,” said the product of Vaughan, Ont. “Tee to green, I was really solid. I made a couple of long putts for birdie. Overall this week, my ball-striking was on point. I only made two bogeys which was quite nice. I’m pretty happy with how I played.”



Special Olympic British Columbia Athletes Hit the Links with Golf Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 22:58 Sunday, 15 May 2016 22:53

Special Olympics BCKAMLOOPS, British Columbia (Special Olympics B.C.) — Golf Canada gave Special Olympics BC (SOBC) athletes and coaches the opportunity to showcase their abilities and hone their skills at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops on May 11.

Twenty-five golfers from SOBC – 100 Mile House, Kamloops, Kelowna, Quesnel, Surrey, Trail, and Victoria opened the day with a nine-hole competition, followed by a clinic for the athletes and SOBC coaches with a PGA of Canada professional to cover key lessons from the day.

The top-scoring female golfer was SOBC – Victoria’s Kelsey Simpson, and the top-scoring male golfer was Ryan Courtemanche of SOBC – Kelowna.



Sagebrush Re-Opening Now Scheduled For Early June

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:36 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:32

Sagebrush Golf ClubQUILCHENA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf) — The highly anticipated re-opening of Sagebrush is now scheduled for early June. The initial hope was to have the Merritt-area course open later this month, but general manager Scott Masse says a little more time is needed to get the facility ready. Sagebrush remained closed last year and was sold this past fall by its original owners to Newmark Group, a Langley-based residential construction company.



Golf Season Comes Early to Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 01:13 Friday, 29 April 2016 01:04

Fairmont Chateau WhistlerWHISTLER, British Columbia — With the warm spring weather, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, is moving up the opening date of its 2016 Golf Season. The Chateau Whistler Golf Course will open this coming Friday, April 29, marking one of the earliest openings in its history.

“The weather has been outstanding and the course is in excellent shape, especially for this early in the year,” said Nick Droulis, Director of Golf for Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. “We all are looking forward to one of our best golf seasons, and are eager to share the experience with our guests.”



British Columbia Golf Announces Election of Patrick Kelly as New President

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:57 Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:51

Patrick KellyRICHMOND, British Columbia — British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the election of Patrick Kelly as the association’s newest President. Kelly assumes the role from now immediate Past President David Atkinson, who has held the position since 2013.

Patrick, who operates a consulting business, is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) and was elected their Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001. He has had a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC.



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