Lower Mainland: Amateur News

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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Doug Roxburgh Wins Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:07 Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:51

by Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

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West Vancouver, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh shot a 2-under par 69 Friday to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the 2014 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship.
 
Roxburgh, 62, finished at 7-under 277 (69-69-70-69), three-shots clear of runner-up Brady Exber (74-71-67-68—280) of Las Vegas.
 
Exber, 58, is the reigning (British) Seniors Amateur Champion. Steven Hudson of Birmingham, Ala. finished third at 1-over par 285 (71-71-76-67).

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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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Two B.C. Players Named In PNGA Players Of The Year Awards For 2013

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 November 2013 18:56 Sunday, 10 November 2013 17:24

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FEDERAL WAY, Washington (British Columbia Golf) – The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the Players of the Year for the 2013 championship season.

The talented group of recipients include Cameron Peck of Olympia, Washington, in the Men’s category; Kendall Prince of Lake Oswego, Oregon. in the Women’s category; Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, British Columbia, in the Men’s Mid-Amateur category; Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, British Columbia, in the Women’s Mid-Amateur category.

Other winners included Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Washington, in the Senior Men’s category; Lisa Smego of Olympia, Washington, in the Senior Women’s category; Frank Garber of Kirkland, Washington, in the Junior Boys’ category; and Gigi Stoll of Beaverton, Oregon, in the Junior Girls’ category.

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