British Columbia Golf Names Morse Cup Team For 50th Pacific Coast Amateur
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Simon Fraser University Sophomore Chris Crisologo Has Been Named To The British Columbia Golf Morse Cup Team For The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur
British Columbia Golf has named its Morse Cup team for the 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship being held at the Seattle Golf Club in Washington State from July 26-29.
The Morse Cup Team Competition has been held as part of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship since 1967. The last team from British Columbia to claim the title was in 2013 when the event was hosted by Capilano Golf & Country Club.
Representing B.C. will be the reigning British Columbia Men’s Amateur Champion, Jared du Toit of Kimberley, along with Vancouver’s Stuart MacDonald, who finished 2nd to du Toit in the Amateur, and SFU Clansmen Golf Team member, Chris Crisologo from Richmond. This announcement comes right on the heels of Crisologo’s medallist performance for the Clan in the Mustang Intercollegiate in Arizona.
The team Championship, consisting of PCGA member association teams only, will be conducted over the first 36 holes. The two low scores of three each day will be totalled to determine the winning association team of the Morse Cup competition and Trophy. In the event of a tie, co-champions will be declared.
Redesigned in 1996 by Arnold Palmer, Seattle Golf Club hosted the 1952 United States Amateur, the 1961 Walker Cup, the 1981 United States Senior Championship, the 2010 Pac-10 Conference Championship, and now gets set to host the 2016 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
The individual Championship is be conducted over 72 holes with no cut. In the event of a tie, the individual champion will be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the conclusion of play.
For more information on the Pacific Coast Amateur, please go to www.pacificcoastamateur.com.
Jared du Toit - The 2015 British Columbia Men’s Amateur Champion, Kimberley’s Jared du Toit finished T6th in the Pacific Coast Amateur individual competition last year while also contributing to the BC Team’s 4th place finish in the Morse Cup. His strong NCAA season included a medallist performance at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic among his five overall Top 10 finishes. A member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Golf Squad, du Toit has been the number one ranked male amateur golfer in Canada almost exclusively since October of 2015.
Stuart MacDonald - Vancouver’s Stuart MacDonald finished solo 2nd to Jared du Toit in the 2015 BC Men’s Amateur. He later added a T13th finish in the Canadian Men’s Amateur in the summer while joining du Toit as members of BC’s winning Willingdon Cup team in the jointly held competition. MacDonald, who was named to the Team Canada National Amateur Squad for 2016, also tallied two top-10 finishes for his NCAA golf team at Purdue University, including a T6th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Ohio.
Chris Crisologo - A member of the SFU Clansmen Men’s Golf Team, Richmond’s Crisologo was T7th in the 2015 BC Men’s Amateur. He recorded a T8th in the NCAA Division II Championship in 2015 and finished sixth overall at the NCAA national championships, being named GNAC Freshman of Year, All-Region First Team and NCAA All-American 2nd team. Crisologo also just recently shared medallist honours in the Mustang Intercollegiate in Arizona.