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Kevin Carrigan Captures BC Mid-Amateur Championship

(June 13, 2012)
kcarrigan2012midam200pix.jpgClinging tenaciously to a one stroke lead going into the final round, Kevin Carrigan of Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria recorded a clutch eagle with six holes remaining then birdied his final hole for good measure to win the 27th annual British Columbia Men's Mid-Amateur Championship by two strokes at Summerland Golf & Country Club.

(Photo: British Columbia Golf)

A runnerup in last year's BC Amateur Championship, Carrigan'a big break came at the 478-yard par-5 13th hole, even though he wasn't pleased with his drive.

"I had been giving shots back on the front that I really shouldn't have and I didn't really hit a great tee shot to be honest," stated the champion. "I was lucky enough to find my ball in the middle of the fairway, hit a great shot in and sink the easy putt."

"I am really happy with this win," smiled Carrigan, who took the tournament lead with Tuesday's second round of 3-under 69 before closing with a 71 today and a 4-under par total of 212

Two-time Men's Mid-Amateur champion Bryan Toth (2005/2008) of Gorge Vale GC in Victoria, also registered an eagle at the 13th hole and was one-shot back of the lead coming to 18 but had to settle for a par and his second consecutive round of 70.

Another Colwood member, Bryan Scott, a member of the 2011 Men's Mid-Amateur Team, posted a closing round of 70 to finish in third place at 217.

In the Master-40 division, a playoff was needed to decide Courtenay's Greg Koster as the eventual champion after birdieing his final hole in regulation to get into a two-man playoff with Pitt Meadow resident Greg Bismeyer.

"Today was a real struggle," claimed Koster. "I never really got going enough to challenge for the overall Championship but I am glad I held it together to claim the Master-40."

The trio of Victoria players, Carrigan, Toth and Scott, won't have far to go to represent British Columbia at the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship. It is being hosted at Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club September 4-7, 2012.

Running concurrently with the individual Championship during the first two rounds was the White/Haddrell Club Team Championship won by Royal Colwood Golf Club and members Kevin Carrigan (72-69) and Bryan Scott (76-71) of Victoria. The two-man club teams were selected following the second day of play based on clubs with two or more competitors.

27th BC Mid-Amateur & Masters 40 Championships
Summerland Golf & Country Club, Summerland, BC
6,656 yards - par-72

Men's Mid-Amateur (Overall) Championship Leaderboard

1 Kevin Carrigan Victoria, BC 72-69-71--212 -4
2 Bryan Toth Victoria, BC 74-70-70--214 -2
3 Bryan Scott Victoria, BC 76-71-70--217 +1
T4 Greg Bismeyer Pitt Meadows, B.C. 74-70-75--219 +3
T4 Greg Koster Courtenay, BC 73-70-76--219 +3
T6 Jeremy Osborne Salmon Arm, BC 78-68-74--220 +4
T6 Norm Bradley Kelowna, BC 71-72-77--220 +4
T8 Craig Doell Victoria, BC 77-71-74--222 +6
T8 Cory Hilditch Penticton, BC 72-70-80--222 +6
10 Shane Lovas Surrey, BC 77-73-73--223 +7

T11 Joey LeMieux Surrey, BC 77-73-74--224 +8
T11 Saare Adams Victoria, BC 75-75-74--224 +8
T11 Travis Eggers Fort St. John, BC 71-72-81--224 +8
T14 Colin Gilliam Vancouver, BC 75-76-74--225 +9
T14 Terry Ishizaki Victoria, BC 71-78-76--225 +9
T14 Ryan Eden Summerland, BC 74-74-77--225 +9
T14 Chris Moore Vancouver, BC 69-76-80--225 +9
18 Shaun Lundy Victoria, BC 75-71-80--226 +10
T19 Carson Chambers Vancouver, BC 75-77-75--227 +11
T19 Rob Kemp North Vancouver, BC 78-74-75--227 +11

T19 Yves Bisson Rosedale, BC 79-71-77--227 +11
22 Mike Mannion Gibsons, BC 76-75-77--228 +12
T23 Al Jensen Nanaimo, BC 80-74-75--229 +13
T23 Stephen Watson Nanoose Bay, BC 77-76-76--229 +13
T23 Stephen Jenkins Vancouver, BC 75-78-76--229 +13
T23 Trevor Bloom Kelowna, BC 77-75-77--229 +13
T23 Kyle Moody Vancouver, BC 77-75-77--229 +13
T23 Ryan Mulhern Vancouver, BC 77-74-78--229 +13
T23 Cameron Laker Vancouver, BC 71-75-83--229 +13
T30 Steve Savage Surrey, BC 79-76-75--230 +14

T30 Ian Jones Westbank, BC 77-76-77--230 +14
T30 Rob Lokken Victoria, BC 77-71-82--230 +14
T30 Ben Proskiw Kelowna, BC 77-71-82--230 +14
T34 Jeff Dinn Victoria, BC 81-74-76--231 +15
T34 Don Blair Calgary, BC 80-73-78--231 +15
36 Jim Ryan Penticton, BC 81-73-78--232 +16
37 Len Filek Summerland, BC 83-75-75--233 +17
T38 Mike Legg Prince George, BC 81-81-72--234 +18
T38 Gus Marler Victoria, BC 76-82-76--234 +18
T38 Mark Spooner West Vancouver, BC 80-77-77--234 +18

T38 Ritch Hosker Fort St. John, BC 80-73-81--234 +18
T42 Douglas Goubault Kelowna, BC 84-74-77--235 +19
T42 David Barker Victoria, BC 82-72-81--235 +19
T42 Derek Wray Surrey, BC 78-76-81--235 +19
T45 Gudmund Lindbjerg Port Moody, BC 81-76-79--236 +20
T45 Lance Lundy Pemberton, BC 77-79-80--236 +20
T45 Dwayne Johnston Nanaimo, BC 79-75-82--236 +20
T45 Stu Dunaway Mission, BC 80-71-85--236 +20
T45 Blair Sabiston Victoria, BC 78-71-87--236 +20
T50 Andrew Mitchell Vancouver, BC 79-82-76--237 +21

T50 Jordan Rosenlund Langley, BC 79-76-82--237 +21
T52 Dave Gazley Richmond, BC 77-83-78--238 +22
T52 Cliff McKee Salmon Arm, BC 76-80-82--238 +22
T54 Tim Kehler North Vancouver, BC 76-82-81--239 +23
T54 Zach Silverman Langley, BC 75-82-82--239 +23
T56 Mike Crouse Langley, BC 83-78-79--240 +24
T56 Nicholas Soldan Harriss Whistler, BC 81-78-81--240 +24
T56 Neville Schneiderman Richmond, BC 77-77-86--240 +24
T59 Mason Freedman Vancouver, BC 82-80-79--241 +25
T59 Scott Davis Vancouver, BC 75-82-84--241 +25

T61 Phil Balzer New Westminster, BC 77-84-81--242 +26
T61 James Decker Vancouver, BC 77-81-84--242 +26
T63 Edgar Wheele Kelowna, BC 81-83-79--243 +27
T63 D. Heath Stone Langley, BC 84-79-80--243 +27
T63 Anthony Riley Vancouver, BC 79-80-84--243 +27
T63 Clint Scott Fraser Lake, BC 78-81-84--243 +27
T63 Stewart Scott Kelowna, BC 77-81-85--243 +27
T68 David Miller West Vancouver, BC 85-79-80--244 +28
T68 Robert Choy Richmond, BC 84-78-82--244 +28
T68 Jamie Ivers Surrey, BC 83-79-82--244 +28

T68 Paul Hansen Victoria, BC 83-74-87--244 +28
T72 Ray Chadwick Kamloops, BC 80-83-83--246 +30
T72 Chris Jung Vancouver, BC 82-81-83--246 +30
T72 Trevor Bradley Victoria, BC 86-76-84--246 +30
T72 Kevin Larsson Burnaby, BC 79-80-87--246 +30
76 Lorne Nielson Delta, BC 78-80-89--247 +31
77 Edward Im Medina, WA 87-72-90--249 +33
T78 Thomas Robertson Chilliwack, BC 80-84-86--250 +34
T78 Roy A. Dawson North Vancouver, BC 81-82-87--250 +34
80 Steven Garfield Vancouver, BC 78-85-89--252 +36

Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Leaderboard

Master 40 Division Championship Leaderboard

Club Team Championship Leaderboard

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