• Victoria GC's Yvon Jeaurond Up For GCSAA's Most Valuable Technician In North America

    Yvon Jeaurond, the Service Manager at the Victoria Golf Club for the last 10 years is a finalist for a very prestigious award in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). 

    As one of three finalists and the lone Canadian, there is still time for you to vote and name Yvon as the MVT (Most Valuable Technician) in all of North America. You do not have to be in the golf business or a member of the GCSAA to vote. Voting closes June 10.

  • Du Toit Helps Sun Devils Earn Spot In NCAA Championship

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit And His Arizona State Sun Devils Are Off To Eugene, Oregon For The NCAA Finals May 27 - June 1st - Image Courtesy ASU Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    B.C. Amateur champion Jared du Toit is off to the NCAA Championship tourney in Eugene, Ore. Du Toit helped lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to a first-place finish at a NCAA regional tourney in Albuquerque, N.M. on Wednesday.

    Du Toit, a Kimberley resident who is completing his junior year and won last year’s B.C. Amateur at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, shot rounds of 72, 73 and 75 to finish in a tie for fifth place at four-over par. The Sun Devils posted a 54-hole team score of 12-over par to beat the field by 12 shots.

  • SFU’s Crisologo Earns PING All-Region West Honours

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Added Another Accolade To His 2016 Season Being Named To The Division II PING All-Region West Team - Image Credit Matthew Steinbach

    courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    (May 16, 2016) NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University sophomore Chris Crisologo was today named to the Division II PING All-Region West team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

    Crisologo was one of 112 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West – who earned all-region honors for 2016.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Qualifies For U.S. Women’s Open

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, Who Plays Out Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Qualified For This Summer's U.S. Women's Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Naomi Ko called it the round of her life and it could not have come at a better time for the 18-year-old Victoria native. A clutch five-under 67 in the second round of a 36-hole sectional qualifier at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., earned Ko a spot in this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open.

    Ko, a member of Canada’s national amateur team and former B.C. Junior Girls champion, topped a field of 48 players to earn the one spot available at the Monday qualifier.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Wait Almost Over For Wong, Who Expects To Play Next Week On Web.com Tour

    North Vancouver's Eugene Wong Will Play In Just His Third Web.com Tour Event Of The Season Next Week - Image Courtesy Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong will have lots on the line when he plays his third Web.com Tour event of the season next week in South Carolina. Wong expects to draw into the BMW Charity Pro-Am, scheduled for May 19-22. The Web.com Tour will conduct its second reshuffle of the season after that event and a solid showing by Wong would help him get into more tournaments the rest of the season.

  • Drought Is Over For Oregon As They Claim PNGA Cup

    The Oregon Golf Association Reclaimed The PNGA Cup At Richmond Country Club By One Point Over Washington's Team With BC Golf And Idaho Coming In 3rd And 4th - Image Courtesy BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The PNGA Cup is headed back to Oregon, where it should feel right at home. After all, the Oregon Golf Association won five of the first seven PNGA Cup competitions, which began back in 2006. But after its win in 2012 the well went dry. Oregon had been blanked in the past three PNGA Cups. That changed Friday at Richmond Country Club when Oregon reclaimed the cup, beating Washington by a single point in the Ryder Cup-style team competition that also featured squads from British Columbia and Idaho.

  • Canada’s Bear Mountain Resort Named as Host of 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    Bear Mountain Resort

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — PGA TOUR Champions and Pacific Links International announced that the 2016 Pacific Links Championship, originally set to be contested in Tianjin, China, has moved to Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia. The tournament dates will remain September 19-25, with the field increasing from 60 players to 81 players, and the purse remaining $2.5 million.

  • Hanson Trades In Strikes For Strokes

    Ex-Major League Pitcher Erik Hanson Has Transitioned Very Nicely From The Mound In Baseball To The Tee Box In High Level Amateur Golf

    Former Major League Pitcher Now A Top Amateur Golfer In Washington State

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A nasty curveball was Erik Hanson’s bread-and-butter pitch when he was striking out batters in the majors. As an amateur golfer, Hanson now prefers to pound the ball straight down the middle. When his pitching career ended back in the late 1990s, Hanson transitioned to golf. He will tell you that switch came easy and that pitching and golfing have a lot in common.

  • Oregon Grabs Lead At PNGA Cup; B.C. In Third Place Heading Into Friday’s 12 Singles Matches

    Craig Doell (L) And Partner Lance Lundy (R) Were Looking Out For Each Other During The Opening Day Of The PNGA Cup Matches At Richmond CC - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Craig Doell and Lance Lundy had a nice opening day at the PNGA Cup, but were left lamenting the half-point that slipped away. After winning their morning four-ball match 5&3 over Jim Dunlap and Tom Greller of the Oregon Golf Association, Doell and Lundy had a one-up lead heading to the 18th tee of their afternoon alternate-shot match against Erik Hanson and Scott Johnson of the Washington State Golf Association.

  • Team B.C. Looking To Bring The PNGA Cup Back Home

    Team BC, Led By PNGA Cup Veterans Alison Murdoch (Above Left) And Craig Doell (Above Right) Will Be Looking To Use Home Field Advantage To Bring Home The PNGA Cup (Above Middle)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    This is Year No. 11 of the PNGA Cup and Alison Murdoch can tell you about every one of the previous 10. Murdoch has played in them all and once again will be part of Team British Columbia when this year’s PNGA Cup matches are played Thursday and Friday at Richmond Country Club.

    “It’s a really, really good kickoff to the competitive season,” Murdoch said before she played her practice round Wednesday at Richmond. “You run into the really good people from around the region at the beginning of the season, so you have an idea of how your game is shaping up. I only get to play match play a couple of times a year, so I always enjoy this competition.”

  • T-Bird Men, Women En Route To NAIA Nationals After Convincing Wins At Conference Championships

    Both The Women And The Men From UBC Won Their Conference Tournaments Handily To Qualify For The NAIA National Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Twitter 

    UBC Men & Women Finish 1 -2 With UVic Men & Women At Conference Championships

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The University of B.C.’s men’s and women’s golf teams both punched tickets to the NAIA national championships with convincing wins Tuesday at their conference tournaments. The men beat the field by 33 shots to win the Association of Independent Institutions title at Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton, Ind. 

    The T-Birds posted a 54-hole score of 19-under par. The University of Victoria finished second.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sagebrush Re-Opening Now Scheduled For Early June

    Sagebrush Is Almost Set For Its Re-Birth - Image Courtesy Sagebrush

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The highly anticipated re-opening of Sagebrush is now scheduled for early June. The initial hope was to have the Merritt-area course open later this month, but general manager Scott Masse says a little more time is needed to get the facility ready. Sagebrush remained closed last year and was sold this past fall by its original owners to Newmark Group, a Langley-based residential construction company.

  • Du Toit Loving Life In Arizona

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is Loving Life In The Sun As An ASU Sun Devil - Image Courtesy Sun Devil Athletics

    B.C. Amateur Champion Has Fit In Nicely With Sun Devils After Transferring From Idaho

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A ride home in Phil Mickelson’s private jet, congratulatory tweets from the likes of Paul Casey and Hank Haney, and sunshine. Lots of sunshine. Yes, you could say Jared du Toit is enjoying his first year at Arizona State University. And it’s not over yet.

  • For 3rd Straight Season, Clan Earns Regional Berth

    The Simon Fraser Men’s Golf Team Has Been Selected To The NCAA Division II Men’s Golf South Central/West Super Regional Championship For The Third Straight Season - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    courtesy Steve Frost, SFU Athletics

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Simon Fraser men’s golf team has been selected to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf South Central/West Super Regional Championship for the third straight season. The Clan will be joined at the tournament with Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Western Washington.

    Simon Fraser finished the season ranked No. 3 in the West Region while Western Washington ranked No. 9. The 10 West Region teams selected will travel to Las Cruces, N.M., and will be joined by 10 teams from the South Central Region to play three rounds at the Western New Mexico State University Golf Course May 2-4.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Solid Tournament But Sour Finish For Taylor In Texas

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Was In Contention On The PGA TOUR In Texas But Settled For A T21st - Image Courtesy Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The day began with Nick Taylor in the hunt for his second PGA TOUR win. When it was over, the Abbotsford native had to settle for a tie for 21st finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.
    Taylor’s roller-coaster week ended with a bogey on the 72nd hole, when his second shot on the par 5 18th hole at TPC San Antonio found the creek short of the green. 

    Taylor carded a one-over 73 Sunday and finished the tournament at six-under par, six shots behind winner Charley Hoffman.

  • North Vancouver’s Roy Kang Submits NLI To Denver U Men’s Golf Program

    North Vancouver's Roy Kang, Shown Above After Winning The Boy's Title In The 2015 CJGA Western Canadian Junior Championship, Has Signed A National Letter Of Intent With Denver University - Image Courtesy CJGA

    for immediate release via University of Denver Men's Golf

    Accomplished Junior Golfer Joins Pioneers’ Talent-Laden Freshman Class

    DENVER – University of Denver men’s golf coach Erik Billinger announced today Roy Kang (North Vancouver, B.C.) has signed a national letter of intent to join the program for the 2016-17 academic year. Kang joins a talent-laden freshman class for DU that includes Isaac Petersilie (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Troy Dangler (Grand Junction, Colo.) and Eric Hagen (Aberdeen, Wash.).

    “Roy is a very talented player and we’re thrilled that he’ll be joining our program for the upcoming season,” says Billinger.

  • SFU’s Mackenzie Field Tops GNAC All-Academic Team

    SFU's Mackenzie Field Has Been Named To The 2015-16 All-Academic Team. Field Posted The Highest GPA (4.33) Among The 14 Selections To The Team - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics 

    courtesy Steve Frost, SFU Athletics

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Senior Mackenzie Field from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Simon Fraser University women’s golf team is the top student athlete selected to the 2015-16 Conference All-Academic Team. She was named to the team for the second straight year.

  • Waters, Clan Crowned GNAC Champions

    The SFU Clan Women's Golf Squad Took The GNAC Women's Team Championship At Coeur d'Alene Resort In Idaho - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    courtesy SFU Athletics

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Sophomore Michelle Waters of Qualicum Beach birdied the first playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honours and lead Simon Fraser to the team championship at the 2016 GNAC Women’s Golf Championships at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

    Waters, who shot Monday’s low round of 3-over-par 74, turned in a 77 on the second round to finish the day at 9-over-par 151. She held off a valiant comeback attempt by Saint Martin’s Jennifer Liedes for her first tournament victory.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Wallace Continues To Sizzle On Symetra Tour

     Langley's Jessica Wallace Sits Fifth On The Symetra Tour Money List After Her Latest Top 10 Finish On The LPGA Tour's Developmental Circuit - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Langley’s Jessica Wallace recorded her second top-10 finish Sunday in three Symetra Tour starts this year at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial tourney in Fort Myers, Fla. Wallace closed with a one-under 71 to finish the 72-hole event at two-under par and tied for eighth place.

    The Chico’s tourney had a unique format that saw members of the LPGA’s Legends Tour play with Symetra Tour players on the weekend.

  • Wilson And Doell Represent British Columbia In Lima

    The XXVIII Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados sees Brent Wilson and Craig Doell representing British Columbia at the Lima Golf Club in Lima, Peru. In this tournament, the “Manuel Prado Cup” is played by two-player teams with aggregate scores, and the “Carlos Raffo Cup” is awarded to the best individual score.