• B.C. Golf Notes: Another Top 10 For Taylor; Crisologo Earns Return Ticket To U.S. Amateur

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo, Seen Here At The Freedom 55 Financial Open With 2017 BC Junior Girls Champion Alisha Lau As His Caddy, Has Qualified For The 2nd Straight Year To Play In The U.S. Amateur Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columiba Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf


    If there is such a thing as a bittersweet top 10 on the PGA TOUR, Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor experienced it on Sunday. Taylor finished tied for ninth at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, WVa. It was Taylor’s fourth top 10 in what has been a terrific year for the 29-year-old.

    But Taylor had to leave West Virginia a little disappointed about missing out on an opportunity to qualify for this month’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The top four finishers at the Greenbrier not already exempt into The Open Championship earned spots in the Royal Birkdale field.

  • Future Links, Driven By Acura Western Championship Heads To Fernie Golf And Country Club

    FERNIE, B.C. – Golf Canada nears the end of its 2017 junior golf championship season as the Future Links, driven by Acura Western Championship is set to take place at Fernie Golf and Country Club.

    With support from British Columbia Golf, the Future Links, driven by Acura Western Championship is the fifth of six regional junior championships presented in partnership with Acura.

    The 54-hole stroke play tournament will begin with a practice round on July 10 before the tournament gets underway with round one on July 11.

  • Christian Zalli Holds Off His Little Brother To Win B.C. Junior Boys Championship

    Christian Zalli Defeated Younger Brother Ilirian And Victoria's Keaton Gudz By Two Shots To Win The 2017 B.C. Junior Boys Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- He was proud of himself, but Christian Zalli also couldn’t help feeling a tinge of regret. To win the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club on Friday, Zalli had to beat his little brother Ilirian.

    And that wasn’t easy. That it came down to the final hole made it even more difficult. Unfortunately, there are no ties in golf, so when Christian and Ilirian stepped up to the 18th tee late Friday afternoon tied for the lead, you knew one of them was going to walk away disappointed.

  • Alisha Lau Cruises To Victory In B.C. Junior Girls Championship

    The 2017 B.C. Junior Girls Champion Alisha Lau, Flanked By Okanagan Golf Club Director Of Golf Lee Ranger (L) And General Manager Dan Matheson (R) - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    It wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but that doesn't take away from a very impressive performance by the 2017 British Columbia Junior Girls Champion, Alisha Lau.

    Lau, who plays out of Quilchena Golf & Country Club in her home town of Richmond, once again posted the only score under par on the final day of the tournament on The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club to finish the event at 9-under with a total of 279. 

    The win was doubly, or should we say triply, rewarding for the 17-year old Lau as she not only took home the hardware as B.C. Junior Girls Champ, she also earned a spot on the B.C. Team at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship August 1-4th at the Camelot Golf & Country Club in Ontario as well as learning that she had been named to the B.C. Team for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg July 28 - August 13th. 

    It's already shaping up to be a very special summer for Lau, who will attend the University of Colarado this fall on a full-ride golf scholarship.

  • Doell, Deslauriers Sweep Mid-Amateur, Mid-Master Titles At Kokanee Springs

    Craig Doell, Pictured Here With Len Fergie, Won Both The Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Titles At Kokanee Springs - Image Credit Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    CRAWFORD BAY -- Victoria’s Craig Doell won the B.C. Mid-Master Championship and then had to work a little overtime on Thursday to claim the Mid-Amateur title at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort.

    Doell captured the Mid-Am crown on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff with Cameron Powell of Fernie. Both players had finished the 54-hole competition at three-over par. Doell closed with a one-under 70 on Friday. 

  • Christian Zalli Grabs Lead At B.C. Junior Boys Championship And Shows Some Brotherly Love

    The Elder Zalli Brother, Christian, Takes A 3-Shot Lead Over His Younger Sibling, Ilirian, Into The Final Round Of the BC Junior Boys Championship At Squamish Valley G&CC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/Britsh Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf  

    SQUAMISH -- When the round was over, the big brother put his arm around the shoulders of the little brother and offered words of encouragement. That’s the way it is for Christian and Ilirian Zalli, who like to beat one another on the golf course, but also want to see the other do well.

    On Thursday, it was big brother Christian who beat his little brother and grabbed a three-shot lead heading into Friday’s final round of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club.

  • Lau Beats The Heat Maintains Big Lead Going To Final Round Of BC Junior Girls Championship

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Is The Third Round Leader Of The BC Junior Girls Championship By 8-Shots At The Bear Course At Okanagan Golf Club - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    by Bryan Outram, British Columbia Golf

    The sweltering heat took its toll on the field for the 3rd round of the BC Junior Girls Championship on The Bear Course at Okanagan Golf Club with the temperature hovering around 35 degrees and certainly feeling much hotter as the day wore on.

    Despite the sauna-like conditons Richmond's Alisha Lau overcame her rocky start, where she made bogey on her first 3 holes, by making birdie on two of her next four. That would settle her down somewhat and she managed her way around the rest of day to finish at 2-over 74 and still holds an 8-shot lead heading into Friday's final round. 

    Her playing partners, Esther Lee with a 73 and Angel Lin with a 74, are in second and third place respectively and the three of them will all tee it up again together in Friday's final group.

  • Oh Brother: Christian And Ilirian Zalli Share Lead At Halfway Point Of B.C. Junior Boys Championship

    It's Not A Circus Act, But The Brothers Zalli (Ilirian - L & Christian - R) Could Definitely Provide Some Entertainment Going Into The Last Two Rounds Of The BC Juniors Boys Championship Tied For The Lead - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- No, you are not seeing double. Those Zalli, Zalli names at the top of the leaderboard are correct.

    It seems a serious case of sibling rivalry has broken out at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Golf & Country Club. Christian Zalli and his little brother Ilirian share the lead at the halfway point. Both finished the second round at five-under par, three shots better than the rest of the field.

    And as for that rivalry, the brothers say that while they do love to beat one another, they are each highly supportive of the other.  “If he wins I am very happy for him,” Christian said after Wednesday’s round.

  • Roxburgh Tied For The Lead Heading Into Final Round Of Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Championships At Kokanee Springs

    BC's Legendary Doug Roxburgh Served Notice That He's Still In The Game To Compete Pulling Into A 2nd Round Tie For The Lead In The BC Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master Championship - Image Credit Golf Canada

    CRAWFORD BAY -- A familiar name is atop the leaderboard at the B.C. Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Championships at Kokanee Springs Golf Club.

    Thirteen-time B.C. Amateur winner Doug Roxburgh fired a two-under 69 in Wednesday’s second round to grab a four-way share of the lead in the Mid-Amateur competition, which is open to golfers age 25 and over. The Hall of Famer sits at two-over par through 36 holes and is tied with Cameron Powellof Fernie, Gudmund Lindbjergof Port Moodyand Sandy Harperof Nanaimo.

  • Alisha Lau Pads Lead At BC Junior Girls With Second Straight Round In The 60's

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Will Take A 9-Shot Advantage Into Round 3 Of The BC Junior Girls Championship On The Okanagan Golf Club's Bear Course - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    There are still two rounds to go in the BC Junior Girls Championship but after following up her course record-setting 67 with a bogey-free 68 on day two for a 9-shot lead, it's pretty clear this is Alisha Lau's tournament to lose. 

    After allowing the one blemish on her card in the opening round, Lau took care of that in style in round two with 3 birdies on the front and one on the back for a tidy 4-under score and a total of 9-under at the halfway point of the tournament being held on The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna. 

    Quilchena Golf Club's Lau is also the only player in the event to be under par to this point.

  • Ilirian Zalli Grabs 3-Shot Lead At B.C. Junior Boys Championship With Six-Under 66

    Vancouver's Ilirian Zalli Leads The BC Junior Boys Championship At Squamish Valley G&CC By Three After A Fine Opening 66 - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- This is Ilirian Zalli’s second B.C. Junior Boys Championship and he joked Tuesday that he’s already done better than his first one. Not that the first one was all that bad. Zalli tied for 17th place at last summer’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.

    A year later, the 15-year-old Vancouver resident has put himself in position to do much better than that after opening this year’s championship with a six-under 66 Tuesday at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club.

  • BC’s Nolan Thoroughgood Weighing His Collegiate Golf Options

    There's Lots Of Interest In Victoria Teen Nolan Thoroughgood Since Winning Last Summer’s B.C. Amateur Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- Nolan Thoroughgood has a decision to make and this one is a little more complicated than choosing what club to hit off the tee.

    Thoroughgood, who last summer at age 15 become the youngest winner in the 114-year history of the B.C. Amateur Championship, has just finished Grade 11 and is being heavily recruited by universities on both sides of the border. The Victoria native has to decide this summer, even though he won’t be starting university until the fall of 2018.

  • SFU’s Steinbach Welcomes Three Golfers To Canada’s NCAA Team

    SFU Golf Coach Matthew Steinbach Is Pleased With How His Squad Is Shaping Up For Next Season - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics/Gabriel Lynn

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    BURNABY, BC (July 4, 2017) – After being named head coach of the Simon Fraser University Men's and Women's golf teams in June, Matthew Steinbach welcomed three golfers to the program today.

    Estee Leung, Ryan Stolys and Connor McCrea have signed National Letters of Intent to compete for Canada's only NCAA golf teams next season.

    "With only one senior moving on from last year's teams, I'm very satisfied with the incoming players joining us next year," said Steinbach. "We have three great student-athletes joining the program and I expect all three to contribute on the course and in the classroom."

  • Follow Live Scoring For BC Golf Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur

    Kokanee Springs GC Plays Host To The Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master Championships This Week In Crawford Bay - Image Courtesy Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

    British Columbia Golf (July 4, 2017) - It's a very busy week for British Columbia Golf Championships as we see the Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf Club, the Junior Girls play The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club and the Mid-Amateur for Women & Men takes place atKokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay.

    British Columbia Golf is proud to have their championships hosted all around this beautiful province and to be able to showcase many of the great golf facilities we are so fortunate to have in our part of the world.

    To follow live scoring for these events please click on the appropriate link below.

    Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur Championships at Kokanee Springs GR

    - Click here for Women's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master scoring

    - Click here for Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master scoring

    Junior Girls Championship at The Okanagan GC

    - Click here for Junior Girls live scoring

    Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley GC

    - Click here for Junior Boys live scoring

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Mandur Set To Defend Junior Title; Four British Columbians In Sahalee Field

    The Squamish Valley Golf Course Plays Host To This Week's British Columbia Junior Boys Championship, One Of Three BC Golf Championships Happening This Week - Image Courtesy Squamish Valley GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Tristan Mandur won last year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship on his home course, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. He will defend that title this week on less familiar territory as this province’s top juniors gather at Squamish Valley Golf Club.

    Mandur will face plenty of stiff competition as he attempts to become the first junior boy to defend his title since Surrey’s Adam Svensson went back to back in 2010 and 2011. 

    This week’s field in Squamish includes current B.C. Amateur champion Nolan Thoroughgood of Victoria, this year’s B.C. high school champion Andy Kim of Langley and two of his Walnut Grove Secondary teammates, Andy Jang and Jaewook Lee, as well as 2014 B.C. Junior champion Keaton Gudz of Victoria.

    The tournament runs Tuesday through Friday and is part of a busy week of amateur golf in British Columbia.

  • Maddie Szeryk Cruises To Four-Shot Win At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Team Canada's Maddie Szeryk Won The BC Women's Amateur By 4 Shots At Vernon Golf & Country Club - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- After leaving the door slightly ajar with an indifferent third round, Maddie Szeryk slammed it shut early in Friday’s final round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship.

    Szeryk birdied four of her first six holes, building her lead to as many as seven shots before cruising to a four-shot win at Vernon Golf & Country Club.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Bounces Back With Record Round At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

     A Six-Under 67 Moved Victoria’s Naomi Ko To Within Three Shots Of Leader Maddie Szeryk - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- Naomi Ko didn’t get mad. Instead, she got even with Vernon Golf & Country Club in Thursday’s third round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship.

    An 80 in Wednesday’s second round had sent Ko, the first-round leader, tumbling down the leaderboard. The 19-year-old Victoria resident came to the course Thursday determined to make amends. 

    Mission accomplished.

  • Mark Calcavecchia Commits To Playing 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Mark Calcavecchia Has Had Great Success In Canada And Is Looking For More In 2017 The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    2005 Canadian Open Winner Discusses His Return to British Columbia in an Exclusive Interview

    VICTORIA, B.C. (June 29, 2017) – Tournament Organizers have announced that 2005 Canadian Open winner and 1989 Open Championship winner Mark Calcavecchia has committed to playing in the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    Calcavecchia has won two tournaments in British Columbia on the PGA TOUR; the 1997 Greater Vancouver Open at Northview and the 2005 Canadian Open at Shaughnessy. Calcavecchia also won the 2012 Montreal Championship on PGA TOUR Champions.

  • World-Class Field Including Four From B.C. Set to Compete In 23rd Sahalee Players Championship

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    Sammamish, Wash. - An impressive field of world-class amateur talent will converge on the Pacific Northwest and Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. for the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), to be played July 5-7, 2017.

    The championship will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with 18 holes being played the first day, 36 the second, and 18 on the third and final day. Admission is free to watch the championship.

    The SPC took a hiatus in 2016 while the club hosted the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, won by Brooke Henderson in a playoff with Lydia Ko.

  • Maddie Szeryk Opens Up Six-shot Lead At Halfway Mark Of B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Team Canada's Maddie Szeryk Is Setting A Strong Early Pace For The Rest Of The Field, Holding A 6-Shot Cushion Through 2 Rounds At The B.C. Women's Amateur In Vernon - Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Maddie Szeryk is right where many thought she would be halfway through the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Vernon Golf & Country Club. The 20-year-old dual citizen from Allan, Tex., shot a four-under 69 in Wednesday’s second round to grab a commanding six-shot lead.