Lower Mainland: Amateur News

Canadian Content At Washington State Abounds

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 14:46 Monday, 27 April 2015 14:11

by Alfie Lau
 

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Washington State Cougars head golf coach Garrett Clegg may have gone to school at Utah, been an assistant coach at the University of Washington for four years and is currently completing his fourth year as WSU’s head coach, but he’s got a huge affinity for Canada.
 
Not only did he work with Nick Taylor at Washington, his current Cougars squad features fifth-year senior Sang Lee from Calgary and freshman Zach Anderson from Nanaimo.

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Highlights From The British Columbia Golf AGM

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:29 Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:09

by Alfie Lau

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Volunteers who’ve given countless hours to amateur golf were amongst the attendees at the 12th Annual General Meeting for the British Columbia Golf Association on March 28th at the Executive Airport Plaza in Richmond.
 
They were there to hear an informative presentation from Executive Director Kris Jonasson on the USGA’s Pace of Play Research Findings, hear about the Association’s financials, and give thanks to Karen Vanzella, this year’s Distinguished Service Award winner.

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British Columbia Golf Honours Titleist Order Of Merit Winners

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:04 Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:44

by Alfie Lau
 
altTen amateur golfers were honoured on March 28 with Titleist Order of Merit plaques at the British Columbia Golf Annual General Meeting.
 
While only three of them were on hand to receive their plaques in person, that doesn’t diminish the great seasons they had in 2014 on the golf course.

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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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B.C. Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Hopes To Add More Titles In 2015

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 11:40 Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:51

by Alfie Lau
 

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The thrill of the chase will always be a part of Jordan Lu’s golf story.
 
The Vancouver teenager had to chase down Burnaby’s Michael Belle at the British Columbia Amateur last July and after a closing hole birdie drew him even with Belle, it would take five playoff holes before Lu was victorious, taking home the Bostock Trophy and the 112th British Columbia Amateur title.
 
“[Winning] makes me feel that my game has gotten a lot better. Last year I came in tied at 22nd in the BC Amateur,” said Lu after receiving his trophy.

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