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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 Kamloops while 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.
The BC Amateur Championship is open to 156 amateurs who are exempt or have qualified through their zone or the Sunday Supplemental Qualifier. The Championship is a 72-hole gross stroke play championship with a cut to low 70 and ties (based on a field of 156 players) plus the top 5 best-ball teams.
The Zone Team Championship is held concurrently with the first and second rounds of the Championship. Four-person zone teams are named by each zone in advance of the tournament. The zone team competition uses the low 3 or 4 scores each day.
Additionally, there is a "Best-Ball Competition"- Players may make up their own 2-person team from the field. The Championship is a best ball conducted over 72 holes. The top 5 teams from the first 36 holes will be confirmed into the draw, regardless as to whether the players are in the top 70 or not.
Here is Brad Ziemer's tournament preview on the BC Amateur as found in his BC Golf Notes earlier this week:
A new champion will be crowned at this week’s 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. A strong field has been assembled for British Columbia’s premier amateur golf event, but it does not include 2017 champion Jake DuVall of Victoria, who turned pro earlier this year.
Favourites at Rivershore include recently graduated Simon Fraser University standout Chris Crisologo of Richmond, two-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, current B.C. Mid-Amateur champion Jay Snyder of Vancouver and recently reinstated amateur Dan Swanson of Abbotsford.
Thirteen-time champion Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver will play in his 52nd straight B.C. Amateur championship. Roxburgh, the current B.C. Senior Men’s champion, recently won the annual Overlander tournament at Rivershore.
Play begins Tuesday and the 72-hole competition concludes Friday, with the champion receiving the historic Bostock Trophy.
This is only the second time that Rivershore, a classic Robert Trent-Jones Sr. design located east of Kamloops on the Thompson River, has played host to the B.C. Amateur. It co-hosted the event with Kamloops Golf & Country Club in 1987 when Gary Puder of Vancouver Golf Club beat Steve Berry and Roxburgh, both of Marine Drive Golf Club, by two shots.
For complete scoring from the BC Amateur click HERE.
The BC Women’s Amateur Presented By Maui Jim is open to all female golfers with a verifiable handicap factor of 18.0 or less. The Championship is a 72-hole gross stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes based on field size.
Zone Team Gross – 2 person teams selected by each zone in advance of the competition. Scoring is based on players combined 2 day scores on day one and day two.
Best-Ball Competition: Players may make up their own 2-person teams from the field. This championship is a best ball conducted over 72 holes. The top 5 teams from the first 54 holes will be confirmed into the draw, regardless as to whether the players are in the cut field or not.
Here is Brad Ziemer's preview of the BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim as found in his BC Golf Notes this week.
A new champion will also be crowned at this week’s B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Golden Golf Club. Maddie Szeryk, the Texas native who won last year’s event at Vernon Golf Club, is not in the field this week.
Favourites include Port Alberni’s Christina Proteau, who won the recent B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship at Hyde Mountain Golf Club in Sicamous, Mary Parsons of Delta, Hannah Lee of Surrey and Richmond’s Kathrine Chan.
For complete scoring from the BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim click HERE.