• World's Top Women Amateurs To Tee It Up At Marine Drive In Next Week's Canadian Women's Amateur

    The World's Best Women Amateur Golfers Will Be Vying For The Duchess of Connaught Gold Cup (Inset) At Vancouver's Venerable Marine Drive Golf Course Next Week - Images Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VANCOUVER -- The women’s course record at Marine Drive Golf Club is 68 and chances are you may be familiar with the player who set that mark.

    Here’s a hint: she’s Swedish and has 72 LPGA Tour wins. That’s right, Annika Sorenstam holds that record at Marine Drive, which way back in 1992 co-hosted the World Amateur Team  Championships in Vancouver where Sorenstam won the individual title.

    Sorenstam’s record has stood for the last 26 years, but some think it could finally fall when an exceptionally strong field gathers for the 105th playing of the Canadian Women’s Amateur  Championship, which goes July 24-27 at Marine Drive.

  • Roxburgh Wins By 10 And Collects Second Straight B.C. Senior Men’s Title

    British Columbia Golf President Patrick Kelly Presents Doug Roxburgh With His Fourth BC Senior Men's Trophy At Big Sky GC In Pemberton - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PEMBERTON -- Winning never gets old and neither, it seems, does Doug Roxburgh. The British Columbia golfing legend just keeps winning. At age 66, Roxburgh captured his fourth -- and second straight -- B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton.

    Those four Senior titles go along with his 13 B.C. Amateur championships, four Canadian Amateur titles and a Canadian Senior championship. He is also a past B.C. Junior and Canadian Junior champion. Those, of course, were a long time ago.

  • Roxburgh Closing In On Successful Title Defence At B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

    With A Seven-Shot Lead Going Into The Final Round, Doug Roxburgh Is Looking Pretty Good To Capture His Fourth B.C. Senior Men's Title At Big Sky GC In Pemberton - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PEMBERTON -- The wind whipped through the Pemberton Valley on Wednesday afternoon, but Doug Roxburgh didn’t even flinch. Roxburgh remained rock steady as he fired a one-under 71 to take a seemingly insurmountable seven-shot lead into Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Big Sky Golf Club. 

    “The wind really came up,” Roxburgh said. “I guess that is what often happens here in the afternoon. On some holes it added at least a club and you had to play a little defensive on some holes. There is a lot of water near the greens and off the tee and you kind start steering the ball. It was definitely challenging, but I hit a lot of good shots today.”

  • Roxburgh Takes First Round Lead At B.C. Senior Men's Championship

    Vancouver's Doug Roxburgh Is In A Familiar Place At The Top Of The Leaderboard In A British Columbia Golf Championship - Golf Canada File Image

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    Doug Roxburgh came within one shot of shooting his age in Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton.

    Roxburgh, the defending champion, fired a five-under 67 to grab a three-shot lead on two other past champions, Harry Ferguson of Invermere and Sandy Harper of Nanaimo.

  • It's An SFU Clan Sweep At Pitt Meadows GC U.S. Amateur Qualifier

    Sy Lovan (R) Was The Medallist While Chris Crisologo (L) Took The Second U.S. Amateur Qualifying Spot At Pitt Meadows GC In A Playoff. The Two Were Teammates On The SFU Men's Golf Team, With Crisologo Graduating This Year - Image Credit David Atkinson/BC Golf

    Simon Fraser University Clan Men's Golf Team standouts Sy Lovan and Chris Crisologo took the two available spots at a U.S. Amateur Qualifier held at Pitt Meadows GC on Monday in what turned out to be a very long, hot day at the 'Pitt'. 

    The scheduled 36-hole qualifier stretched into a 41-hole marathon for Crisologo who had to play 5 extra holes with UBC Golf Team member Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu before determining the 2nd qualifiying place.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: B.C. Golf Notes: Roxburgh Set To Defend B.C. Senior Title; Wheeldon Second In Thunder Bay; Yu Runner-up At PNGA Amateur; Open Season For Hadwin

    BC Golf Legend Doug Roxburgh Goes For His Fourth B.C. Senior Men's Title This Week At Big Sky Golf Club - File Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Doug Roxburgh is looking for another senior moment. Fresh off his 52nd straight B.C. Amateur Championship appearance, where he made the cut for the 50th time, Roxburgh this week defends his B.C. Senior Men’s Championship title at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton. A huge field of 168 players will play in the 54-hole event that begins Tuesday.

    “It is going to be a fun week,” Roxburgh said. “I just like playing competitions. Big Sky is a great course, you have to hit every club in the bag and it will be a good challenge.”

  • Mitchell Baldridge Takes 117th PNGA Men’s Amateur Over BC's Trevor Yu

    Mitchell Baldridge Holds The Macan Cup After His 36-Hole Final Match Win Over Vancouver, BC's Trevor Yu (Inset) In The Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy PNGA

    DuPont, Wash. – Mitchell Baldridge of Edgewood, Wash. defeated Trevor Yu of Vancouver, B.C. 2-up in the 36-hole final match to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

    In the tight pressure-packed match, Baldridge never trailed. He won the first hole with a par, and was able to go 2-up a couple of times during the day, but Yu continually came back. Yu birdied the long par-4 13th hole in their afternoon round (their 31st hole in the match) to square the match up, but three holes later, the long-hitting Baldridge birdied the par-5 16th (34th hole of the match) to go 1-up.

  • Chris Crisologo Wins That Elusive B.C. Amateur Championship

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Holds The Bostock Trophy As The 2018 B.C. Amateur Champion - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- His last win had come some 11,000 kilometres from home and was beginning to feel like a lifetime ago. Actually, it had only been seven months since Chris Crisologo travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina and won the South American Amateur Championship.

    That was a huge win for the talented 22-year-old from Richmond, but so was the one he earned Friday at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops.

    In a way, it might even be bigger for Crisologo, a young man who is proud of his British Columbia roots and was absolutely delighted to hoist the Bostock Trophy as the 2018 winner of the B.C. Amateur Championship.

  • Parsons Completes Convincing Win At B.C. Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Championship In Golden

    Now That She's Got Her Hands On The Flumerfelt Trophy As The B.C. Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim Champion, The19-year-old Delta Resident Will Turn Her Attention To The Canadian Women’s Amateur Later This Month At Marine Drive Golf Club In Vancouver - Image Credit Greg Moody/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It wasn’t until Mary Parsons clutched the Flumerfelt Cup as B.C. Women’s Amateur champion that the significance of what she had accomplished really began to sink in.

    “I saw a few of the names and I was just thinking like those are some pretty amazing players and to have my name on it with them means a lot,” Parsons said after her convincing win at Golden Golf Club.

  • 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.