British Columbia golfers to compete in prestigious championship

June 26, 2014
Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

RICHMOND, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Kevin Carrigan and Kevin Kwon are set to compete in the 21st installment of the Sahalee Players Championship, a prestigious competition of the top amateur golfers from around the world, to be contested June 30 – July 2 at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

The Championship attracts the most elite amateur golfers to the 72-hole stroke-play event; this year 66 of the best will compete for the title. British Columbia golfers, Carrigan and Kwon, Canada’s fourth and seventh ranked men’s amateur golfers respectively, will have their work cut out for them in such a strong field of competitors but each boasts an impressive resume of their own.

Carrigan enters the Championship riding a hot streak; recently he teamed up with Royal Colwood director of golf Jason Giesbrecht for the PGA of BC Tournament of Champions taking home top honours, immediately following his Zone 5 Amateur win on his home course. Carrigan was a significant contributor as part of Team British Columbia Golf in the PNGA Cup Matches earlier this spring who took home the title, just a few weeks after he finished fourth at the Lima International Amateur in Peru. The two-time Canadian Mid-Amateur Champion will surely be one to watch during this event.

Kwon finished his freshman year at The University of Washington with a 73.41 stroke average and a low score record of 67 to tack on to his list of many accomplishments as a junior golfer. The Maple Ridge resident is a two-time Canadian Junior Boys Champion (2013, 2011) and the 2011 PNGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year among a number of other decorations.

Both British Columbia Golf members are sure to be tough competitors, for more information on the Championship click here and check back for updates and scoring when competition commences June 30.