Dave Zibrik Captures PGA of BC Cleveland Golf & Srixon Canada Club Pro Championship
Point Grey Golf Club Head Professional Dave Zibrik Is The 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Champion - Image Courtesy PGA of BC
Richmond, B.C. (PGA of BC) - On a day where wind gusts reached almost 40 kilometres per hour at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Dave Zibrik (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) maintained his first round lead to claim the 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Club Car.
Firing rounds of 67-70, Zibrik had a four stroke lead after Monday's round, while five players sat hot on his tail in second place.
"Today I played really well," Zibrik said post round. "Yesterday it seemed as though I relied a bit on my putter but today I drove the ball better than I probably have all year. It never really felt like I was out of position and I closed with a bit of a dream finish - making eagle on the last hole."
2016 marked Zibrik's first year playing in the Club Professional Championship, as he took on the Head Professional title at Point Grey Golf & Country Club earlier this year.
"Winning a PGA of BC event is something I've always wanted to do," Zibrik continued. "I've been close, I finished second at the PGA of BC Championship last year and I think I finished third at the PGA of BC Assistants'. With the trophy now being named after Dick Munn, he was the longtime Golf Professional at Point Grey, it means a lot to our membership and it means a lot to me."
This year, the PGA of BC honoured golf legend Dick Munn by awarding the Dick Munn Memorial Trophy to this year's Champion. Munn was the consummate professional who mentored dozens of Assistant Professionals that went on to be Head Professionals themselves.
For his first place finish, Zibrik cashed the $2,600 Champion cheque. Matt Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) finished five strokes behind at 4-under for the tournament taking home $2,000, followed by Host Professional Victor Vianzon in third, cashing $1,500.
1. Dave Zibrik (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) 67-70 = 137 (-9) $ 2,600.00
2. Matthew Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) 71-71 = 142 (-4) $ 2,000.00
3. Victor Vianzon (Quilchena Golf & Country Club) 71-72 = 143 (-3) $ 1,500.00
4. Murray Poje (Tsawwassen Springs) 71-74 = 145 (-1) $ 1,250.00
T5. Bill Kelly (Glacier Greens Golf Club) 72 -7 = 149 (+3) $ 900.00
T5. Jeff Wiggins (Mountain View Golf Club) 71-78 = 149 (+3) $ 900.00
T5. Rob Anderson (Kelowna Golf & Country Club) 75-74 = 149 (+3) $ 900.00
T8. Keith Vandenbrink (Hillview Golf Club) 74-76 = 150 (+4) $ 650.00
T8. Kevin Maxwell (Olympic View Golf Club) 72-78 = 150 (+4) $ 650.00
T10. Charlie Martin (Fairview Mountain Golf Club) 72-79 = 151 (+5) $ 475.00
T10. Ross Mantell (Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club) 75-76 = 151 (+5) $ 475.00
12. Myles Johnson (Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club) 71-81 = 152 (+6) $ 400.00
13. Mark Strong (Richmond Country Club) 76-77 = 153 (+7) $ 360.00
14. Derek Thornley (Fraserview Golf Academy) 78-76 = 154 (+8) $ 325.00
T15. Derek Lutz (Meadows Golf Centre) 76-79 = 155 (+9) $ 287.50
T15. Norman Baufeld (GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Ave) 78-77 = 155 (+9) $ 287.50
17. Russ Latimer (Black Mountain Golf Club) 80-76 = 156 (+10) $ 250.00
T18. Adam Blair (Talking Rock Golf Course) 82-75 = 157 (+11) $ 45.00
T18. Jason Giesbrecht (Royal Colwood Golf Club) 81-76 = 157 (+11) $ 45.00
T18. Luke McKenzie (Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam) 75-82 = 157 (+11) $ 45.00
T18. Padraic O'Rourke (Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club) 74-83 = 157 (+11) $ 45.00
T18. Ian Henson (Eaglepoint Golf Resort) 80-77 = 157 (+11) $ 45.00
*Results only list players that finished in the prizes
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