Lower Mainland: Amateur News

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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Taylor Kim’s Golden Golfing Credentials

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:35 Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:41

by Alfie Lau
 

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During the school year, Surrey golfer Taylor Kim is a proud member of the Kent State Golden Flashes university women’s golf team.
 
But the rest of the year, the former Team Canada member is winning titles, most notably the 111th British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.
 
Kim finished two strokes ahead of another Surrey golfer, A Ram Choi, to take home the top prize in provincial women’s amateur golf. 
 
Kim, who honed her game alongside Team Canada superstar Brooke Henderson, had a simple game plan for winning the BC Women’s Amateur.

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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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