• Hot Back Nine Moves Crisologo Into Lead At B.C. Amateur Championship

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Hit All 18 Greens In Regulation En Route To A 7-under 65 And The 3rd Round Lead In The B.C. Amateur At Rivershore Golf Links - BC Golf File Image/ Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Chris Crisologo thinks he is finally finding his form and that could be bad news for the rest of the field at the B.C. Amateur Championship.

    Crisologo, whose play was not up to his high standards during a recent four-week trip to Europe with Canada’s National Amateur Team, went on a back-nine birdie binge in Thursday’s third round of the B.C. Amateur at Rivershore Golf Links.

    A back nine 30 that included four birdies and an eagle on the 18th hole propelled Crisologo to a seven-under 65 that has him at the top of the leaderboard at nine-under par.

  • Parsons Takes 13-shot Lead Into Final Round Of B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Delta's Mary Parsons Will Take A Commanding 13-shot Lead Into Friday's Final Round Of The 2018 B.C. Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim At Golden Golf Club - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Thirteen is not everyone’s lucky number, but Mary Parsons is feeling okay with it. Parsons shot her first over-par round of the week Thursday, but her lead at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Presented by Maui Jim Championship increased to a baker’s dozen at Golden Golf Club.

    The 19-year-old Delta resident shot a two-over par 74 and stands at two-under 214 through three rounds. Christina Proteau of Port Alberni and Hannah Lee of Surrey are tied for second at 11-over. Proteau shot a 74 Thursday, while Lee recorded the day’s best round, an even-par 72.

  • Co-leader Brent Pound Feeling Right At Home At Rivershore

    It Was 'Home Sweet Home' For Brent Pound As He Played Rivershore Golf Links In Round 2 Of The B.C. Amateur Like Somebody Who'd Been There Before...Several Times Before - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf                                

            13-time Winner Doug Roxburgh Makes The Cut For The 50th Time In 52 Appearances At B.C. Amateur Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Rivershore Golf Links was once home for Brent Pound, who literally grew up on the course he says he has probably played a couple thousand times. On Wednesday, Pound put all that local knowledge to good use as he grabbed a share of the second-round lead at the 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship.

    The 26-year-old, still a resident of Kamloops, but now a member at Kamloops Golf & Country Club, fired the low round of the day -- a five-under 67 -- that moved him to eight-under par and into a tie with Patrick Murphy of Calgary.

    “I lived on the third hole from when I was 12 to 19,” Pound said. “I made double-bogey on that hole yesterday. You’d think I would have an advantage on it, but apparently not. I got my (par) four today and ran off to the fourth tee.”

  • Parsons Builds Double-Digit Lead At Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship In Golden

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Has Built Herself A Commanding 10-Shot Lead At The Halfway Point Of The 2018 B.C. Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mary Parsons’ biggest opponent at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship may be complacency. Parsons fired her second straight two-under par 70 Wednesday at Golden Golf Club and carries a 10-shot lead into Wednesday’s third round of the 72-hole event.

    Perhaps the only person who can beat Parsons is herself. The 19-year-old Delta resident vows not to let that happen. “I think I am not going to be as stressed out on the course because I’ve got this kind of lead, but I am still going to try and play aggressive and try to shoot another low number,” Parsons said. “That is my mindset going into the next day.”

  • Rivershore Golf Links A Robert Trent Jones Sr. Classic That Doug Roxburgh Ranks As One Of B.C.’s Best

    Canadian And B.C. Golf Legend Doug Roxburgh (Inset Being Inteviewed By Brad Ziemer) Has High Praise For This Year's Site Of The B.C. Amateur, Rivershore Golf Links - Course Image Courtesy BCgolfguide.com/Inset BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Doug Roxburgh, a soft-spoken guy not given to hyperbole, is effusive in his praise of Rivershore Golf Links, the site of this week’s 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship.

    “I love this golf course,” Roxburgh says of Rivershore. “For me, it is one of the top three in the province with Capilano and (Royal) Colwood. I really like the variety of holes, the water, the sand. It is a really good test of golf. And it’s totally fair.”

  • Patrick Murphy Shoots 10-under For No. 10

    Calgary Golfer Patrick Murphy Dedicated His Record Round (See Scorecard Inset) To Injured Humboldt Broncos Player Ryan Straschnitzki - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- His score matched the number on the front of his golf cap and Patrick Murphy says that is what made his record-setting round Tuesday at Rivershore Golf Links extra special.
    Like so many Canadians, Murphy was deeply touched by the tragedy that befell the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team earlier this year.

    Ryan Straschnitzki wore jersey No. 10 for the Broncos and the Airdrie, Alta., native was severely injured in the crash. Murphy, who hails from Calgary, and a bunch of his friends are wearing the “Straz strong” hats with No. 10 on the front in honour of Straschnitzki.

    On Tuesday, Murphy shot a 10-under par 62 in the first round of the 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship. Murphy pointed to the No. 10 on his hat after the round that gave him a five-shot lead. It was almost like it was just meant to be.

  • Parsons Grabs Big Lead At B.C. Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship In Golden

    Delta's Mary Parsons, Your First Round Leader In The B.C. Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim, Credits Her First Year At The University Of Indiana With Helping Her Become A Better Player - Image CourtesyUniversity Of Indiana  Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mary Parsons just finished her freshman year at the University of Indiana and thinks she returned home a better player. The 19-year-old Delta native put her improved game on display in Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship at Golden Golf Club, where she fired a two-under par 70 to open up an early four-shot lead.

    “I really enjoyed my time down there,” Parson said of her first year as a Hoosier. “I played in pretty much all the events except for one. I think it has helped me learn to better manage myself on the course. It was a great experience to play events with so many competitive players.

  • The Super Bowl Of Golf Research Is Happening Now In B.C.

    The World Scientific Congress Of Golf Will Is On Now In Abbotsford At The University Of The Fraser Valley This - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    If you’re writing off the World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) as a biennial conclave of pointy-headed boffins, don’t be too hasty. While the “trickle-down theory” may be controversial in economics, it is incontrovertible when it comes to the impact of high-level research on all aspects of the sport as we now know it.

    “Much of what we do as golfers, from how we swing to the equipment we use to the training and practice habits we employ and so on, has been born from great research,” says Glenn Cundari.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 46th Annual Boys Junior Americas Cup Team

    BC's 2018 Boys Junior Americas Cup Squad Clockwise From Top Left: Michael Crisologo, Andy Kim, Dylan Bercan And Joel Veenstra - Images Courtesy Golf Canada (Chuck Russell), MJT & BC Golf (Jurgen Kaminski)

    The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana is set to host the 46th Annual Junior America’s Cup from July 22-26, 2018. The Junior America’s Cup features 18-teams of four boys representing the State, Province, or Country.

    Each round will count the top-3 scores from its team members. This year’s field once again features several top-ranked junior golfers from around the world. Live scoring can be followed daily.

  • Canadian Junior Girls Championship At Tsawwassen's Beach Grove Looking For Volunteers

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao Was The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    With over 60 years of history and top calibre talent the Canadian Junior Girls Championship is coming to Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, British Columbia from July 30th - August 3rd!

    Come volunteer and watch some of the best junior players compete for the junior girls national title. The winner will earn an exemption into the 2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship!

    For more information on the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, please click here.

    The success of this national championship relies on dedicated volunteers looking to get involved in their community by supporting Canadian junior golf!

  • Follow Live Scoring From The BC Amateur And The BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim

    The Men Will Be Vying For The Bostock Trophy (L) At Rivershore Golf Links While The Women Play For The Flumerfelt Trophy (R) At Golden GC This Week

    The British Columbia Golf Championship season presents its two premier events this week as the 116th BC Amateur takes place at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloopswhile the BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim is being held concurrently at the Golden Golf Club in Golden with both tournaments teeing off on Tuesday, July 10th and finishing up on Friday the 13th.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2018 Eddie Hogan Cup Team

    Team British Columbia In This Year's 50th Anniversary Edition Of The Eddie Hogan Cup Consists Of From L-R: Zach Ryujin, Cole Wilson, Michael Crisologo And Sean Buckles - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf & Chuck Russell (Golf Canada)

    The 50th annual Eddie Hogan Cup tournament is scheduled to take place August 11th – 12th at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon and British Columbia has been represented every single year since its inception in 1969.

    BC has won the Eddie Hogan Cup title twice since 1972, with the first coming in 2009 and then again 4 years later in 2013 where team member Kevin Vigna also won the individual title.

    The Eddie Hogan Cup is filled with excellent competition from across the USA including Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and others as well as British Columbia.

    It is restricted to boys 18 years of age or younger as of the final date of competition. However, a player may NOT have started college.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: 116th B.C. Amateur Championship Set For Rivershore; Women’s Championship Goes In Golden; New Canadian Open Date Could Help Shaughnessy Land Event

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Will Be One To Watch This Week At The B.C. Amateur Championship At Rivershore Golf Links In Kamloops - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A new champion will be crowned at this week’s 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship at Rivershore Golf Linksin Kamloops. A strong field has been assembled for British Columbia’s premier amateur golf event, but it does not include 2017 champion Jake DuVallof Victoria, who turned pro earlier this year.

    Favourites at Rivershore include recently graduated Simon Fraser University standout Chris Crisologo of Richmond, two-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, current B.C. Mid-Amateur champion Jay Snyder of Vancouver and recently reinstated amateur Dan Swanson of Abbotsford.

    Thirteen-time champion Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver will play in his 52nd straight B.C. Amateur championship. Roxburgh, the current B.C. Senior Men’s champion, recently won the annual Overlander tournament at Rivershore.

  • Yue Stages Final-Round Comeback And Wins B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship In A Playoff

    West Vancouver's Phoebe Yue Is Your 2018 B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Champion - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Phoebe Yue just wouldn’t give up and that belief in herself paid off Friday when she came back and won the B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship.

    After a rocky start to her final round -- Yue was two-over after three holes -- the 18-year-old from West Vancouver was five shots behind leader Leah John. But Yue persevered and kept chipping away at John’s lead before finally prevailing on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at Kimberley Golf Club.

  • Ilirian Zalli Keeps B.C. Junior Boys Championship All In The Family

    The 2018 B.C. Junior Boys Champion, Vancouver's Ilirian Zalli, Holds The Trophy Won By His Brother Just Last Year - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- It’s quite simple, really. Ilirian Zalli believed he was the best player in the field at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, so naturally felt like he should win it. And the 16-year-old did just that, in very impressive fashion.

    Down four strokes to fellow Vancouver resident Song Bai heading into Friday’s final round at Kamloops Golf & Country Club, Zalli matched the course record with an eight-under 64 and won by four shots.

  • Leah John Still Hanging On After Round Three In Kimberley

    Leah John Survived A Late Stumble And Takes A Two-Shot Lead Into The Final Round Of The B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship At Kimberley GC - BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    Leah John seems to be winning her game of 'catch-me-if-you-can' with the rest of the field at the B.C. Junior Girls Presented by Maui Jim Championship.

    She hopes she can hang on for one more day. No one has been able to reel in John, the 18-year-old Vancouver resident who has been leading the event since she opened with a four-under 68 in Tuesday’s first round.

    John fired a four-over 76 in Thursday’s third round and will carry a two-shot lead into Friday’s final round at Kimberley Golf Club as she tries to go wire-to-wire for what would be the biggest win of her junior golfing career.

  • Song Bai Leads B.C. Junior Boys Championship By Four Following 3rd Round 66

    Song Bai Jumped Out To A Four-Shot Lead Following A 3rd Round 66 At The B.C. Junior Boys Championship At Kamloops G&CC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Song Bai played in last year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf Club and missed the cut after shooting rounds of 82 and 83. This year? Well, that’s been quite a different story. A rather remarkable one.

    Bai, a 16-year-old who plays out of Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, shot a six-under par 66 Thursday and carries a four-shot lead into Friday’s final round of this year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Kamloops Golf & Country Club. He is 12-under par through 54 holes.

  • Kamloops Golf & Country Club One Of British Columbia’s Hidden Gems

    General Manager & Executive Professional Brice MacDermott (Inset) Is Hoping To Expose The Hidden Gem That His Facility, The Kamloops Golf & Country Club, Represents - Images Credit Brad Ziemer (BC Golf)/ Kamloops G&CC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Like a lot of other golfers, Brice MacDermott didn’t know a whole lot about Kamloops Golf & Country Club before he accepted the job of running the facility that was founded way back in 1914.

    “I had actually never played the course when I took the job here in 2015,” MacDermott, the General Manager and Executive Professional at Kamloops G&CC, said in an interview. “I told a few of my friends who had played here, if it’s not good you are in big trouble.”

    McDermott, who came to Kamloops after spending 15 years at Kelowna-area facilities, quickly discovered that the course is very good indeed. The fact is Kamloops G&CC, the site of this week’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship, is one of this province’s many hidden gems.

  • Confident Zalli Not Content With Share Of Halfway Lead At B.C. Junior Boys Championship

    A Very Confident Ilirian Zalli Goes Into Round Three Of The B.C. Junior Boys Championship Tied For The Lead With Khan Lee - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Ilirian Zalli is tied for the lead halfway through the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, but that wasn’t much consolation after letting what he felt could have been a great round slip away.

    Zalli played his first nine holes in four-under par before stumbling slightly on the back nine en route to a three-under 69 that left him at seven-under par through 36 holes. He is tied with Langley’s Khan Lee, who shot the day’s best score, a five-under 67.

  • John Doubles Her Lead At B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship

    Leah John Continues To Lead The B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship At Kimberley GC After Two Rounds - Image Credit Lance Kraus Photography

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Leah John finally made some bogeys Wednesday, but a funny thing happened. Her lead doubled at the B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship at Kimberley Golf Club.

    John, who opened the tournament with a bogey-free, four-under par 68, shot a two-over 74 in the second round and now leads by four shots with a 36-hole total of 142 or two-under par.