On an uncharacteristically hot and humid day in May, it was
Surrey golfer Derek Wray who led the field of 64 amateur golfers with a score of 75 (+3) on the way to his second amateur victory of the year on the Vancouver Golf Tour schedule. Wray persevered on extremely difficult scoring conditions as the hot weather over the last two days made the smooth Swan-e-set putting surfaces firm and fast and unreceptive to anything more than a sand wedge. “The golf course was in perfect condition” stated Wray. “The greens were running with perfect pace and incredibly smooth. The challenge to the day was certainly getting the ball close to the hole with the greens getting firmer and firmer as the day went on. We’ve all been so used to all the greens being so soft the past 6 months and I guess with quite a few tucked pins, that’s why the scores weren’t as low as we all expected”. With the 600 points for his victory, Wray has put a firm grip on his lead in the Championship Amateur side of the CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON CANADA Order of Merit – now some 400 points ahead of last week’s GREEN ROOM OPEN Amateur Champion Matt Rohatensky. Wray took home a
Cleveland stand bag and $100 Gift Card for Perfect Lies for his win. He was one shot clear of Surrey Golf Club’s Joey Lemieux who won a $150 MarketPlace IGA gift card and a Galvin Green Shirt. The VGT Spring Championship, being held next Thursday, May 28th at Hazelmere Golf Club will no doubt be an exciting one to watch to see who takes the Order of Merit Title for the Spring.
Vancouver’s Sean Crowther sailed his way to victory in the Flight A Division with an impressive score of 75. He defeated his next competitor Greg Swalwell by a solid 5 shots en route to his first VGT victory on what was also his first event played on the VGT schedule. Crowther picked up a
Cleveland stand bag and towel for his victory. Leading up to the VGT Spring Championship,
Guildford’s Steve Smith (2,073 points) narrowly leads Port Moody’s Andre Maille by 60 points with Northview’s Dale Borland some 450 points behind in 3rd. In Flight B action, McCleery Golf Club’s Ian Sharma edged out
North Vancouver’s Rob Colquhoun in retrogression to also win a Cleveland Bag and towel. Colquhoun’s gross score of 81 was also good enough for low net in the Flight B competition which earned him a new Cleveland CG12 Spin Milled wedge. Northview’s David Patterson leads the way in Flight B’s Order of Merit standings with 1,890 points, some 600 points ahead of his next challenger Fred Walters heading into next week’s Spring Championship.
In the Professional side of the CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON CANADA ORDER OF MERIT, Hazelmere’s Phil Jonas leads the charge with $2,828.66.
Center’s Bryn Parry trails Jonas by only $175 with $2,650.00 and Canadian Tour player John Shin sits in a close 3rd spot with $2,487.50. Seymour Creek Golf Center’s Dave Zibrik leads the way as the top CLEVELAND/SRIXON staff player with $2,457.50, some $230 ahead of 2008 Canadian Tour player Jeremy Paradis. CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON CANADA has offered a bonus of $500 for both the Spring and Summer Order of Merit winners to the top CLEVELAND/SRIXON staff player.
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Cash and Prize Results