With four consecutive rounds under par, playing his most favorite course in the world in front of home-town friends and family, Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver birdied his final hole at Capilano Golf and Country Club to capture his first Canadian Senior Amateur Championship and his sixth national title, thus becoming the first player in Canadian history to win all three men's national amateur divisions in a career.
Doug Roxburgh is no longer the only player to break par at Capilano Golf and Country Club but he's still the only golfer after three rounds hanging onto a four shot lead at the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship.
For the second consecutive day only one golfer has managed to break par in the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club and that player is four-time Canadian Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver. With his second straight round of 69 he now has a four-stroke lead through 36 holes.
An eagle on his first hole of the day -- the par-5 10th hole -- was all Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh needed in order to claim a two-shot lead in the first round of the Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
Being Invited to the media centre and interviewed at the RBC Canadian Open is getting to be a habit for Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford. 2014 is his fourth consecutive season and certainly won't be his final visit although this year marks his first opportunity to play at the Royal Montreal Golf Course.
Of the 19 Canadians playing in this year's RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship five are from British Columbia including Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin who gave Canadian fans such a thrill when he challenged for the lead and wound up finishing T4 at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in 2011.
Mission, British Columbia's Kevin Stinson, Ontario's Ben Silverman of Concord and Robbie Greenwall of Georegtown will join Ashland Oregon's Jason Allard as the final qualifiers set to tee off Thursday in the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Championship at Royal Montreal Golf Club.
This brings to 19 the number of Canadians playing in this year's 156-man field.
"The field is set and we're ready to kick off the 105th playing of Canada's National Open Championship," says Tournament Director Bill Paul.
British Columbia's AAA High School golf champion, 17-year-old Jordon Lu from Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary, is now also the BC Men's Amateur Champion after claiming the prestigious Bostock Trophy in a five-hole playoff at Seymour Golf & Country Club Friday.
Defending champion Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the world's No. 2 ranked female amateur golfer, will join 155 of the top Canadian and international female amateur players July 21-25 competing in the 101st playing of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ontario.
According to the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), for years an unabashed promoter for Asian golf, the development of the game in China may be on the skids.
That may depend on how many new golfers course owners can find to replace golfers leaving the game.
(June 3, 2014)
The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) is once again calling on the Canadian government and the Canada Revenue Agency to consider some form of tax fairness for Canada's most popular sport with the release this week of a much anticipated impact study for the $14 billion Canadian golf industry.
(Photo: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame)
To honor Dick's memory, PGA TOUR Canada players and tournament officials will wear black ribbons at this week's
PC Financial Open at
Point Grey Golf & Country Club
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
May 8, 2014
Following an intensive two month drainage improvement upgrade, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club is reopening all 18 holes of the award winning golf course in Richmond, British Colummbia on Saturday, May 10th in time to re-welcome a busy tournament and recreational golf season ahead.
(April 25, 2014)
A new community partnership program to be called Canucks Junior Golf Week, designed to help young British Columbia athletes stay active and engaged in sport beyond the hockey season, will be launched at more than 50 golf facilities throughout B.C. this summer as part of a joint initiative presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the PGA of British Columbia and the NHL Vancouver Canucks.
(April 25, 2014)
Four members of the Simon Fraser University Clan golf team have earned spots on all-conference teams within the NCAA while senior Mike Belle of Burnaby, BC has been named conference player of the year and freshman Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam, BC has been named freshman of the year.
Belle and Vigna both earned spots on the first team while Bret Thompson (Winnipeg, MB) and John Mlikotic (Kelowna, BC) were second team selections
(April 25, 2014)
British Columbia's Bryne Parry, Kevin Maxwell and Stuart MacDonald, together with Ontario's Matt Hill, have each been selected to receive sponsor exemptions into next month's inaugural PC Financial Open championship at Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club during the first event of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.
(Feb. 28, 2014)
There may be snow on some fairways and the greens are rock hard but by the end of May Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club will be completely transformed into a championship course once again in time for the inaugural PC Financial Open and the start of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.
(Feb. 26, 2014)
One of Canadian Golf's most accomplished adopted sons, Stephen Ames of Calgary, has been elected as the 2014 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. A dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Ames, pictured here with his Canadian born wife Judy, is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and his induction in the player category, now becomes the 74th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
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