Burnaby golfer Chris Moore obviously took some confidence away from his last two finishes on the VGT (2nd place – MTC Northview Open; t3rd – Swan-e-set Classic), churning out his first win on the VGT in only three starts. Moore went on a bit of an early tear on the front nine, birdying 3 straight holes on 4,5 and 6, before his first bogey on the 8th par three. He would turn in 33 (-2) and trade a bogey and birdie on #11 and #13, before letting his round get away on him slightly on holes 14, 17 and 18. But thanks to an early build on his lead, he was able to hold on to the win by one shot over Quilchena Golf & CC Member Matt Lister. Lister has had a peculiarly slow start to his season, but seems to be finding his game thanks to the help of his coach Scott Rodgers at Meadow Gardens Golf Club (Saunders / Rodgers Golf Academy). Moore moves up to 6th place on the CLEVELAND/SRIXON ORDER OF MERIT with 3,400 points but still trails current leader Brendan Dillon by almost 3,000 points.
Flight A featured amateurs with RCGA factors of 5.1 to 10.0, and it took a phenomenal round of 75 by Jim Zalusky to capture the Overall Gross Title by one shot over Shane Jung and Simon Eisler. Zalusky traded 2 birdies and 4 bogeys on the front nine to go out in 37, and continued to play some steady golf on the back nine with only 2 bogeys on 13 and 15 to finish +4 on the day. Shane Jung’s round came with a steady stream of 14 pars, 3 bogeys and a double to finish one back, whereas Eisler’s round of 76 came with 6 bogeys and 1 birdie. Zalusky , Jung and Eisler all made significant jumps on the CLEVELAND/SRIXON ORDER OF MERIT, but still trail leader Kevin Griffin by 3,000 points after 10 amateur events.
VGT welcomed a new winner to Flight B this week, as Alan McPherson fired an exceptional round of 77 off an 10.1 factor to win the Gross end of the tournament. Brian Baker was then crowned Low Net winner with a net score of 68, tied with Bently Taylor, but ultimately winning by virtue of a count back determined by RCGA retrogression. With his low net finish, Baker moved up into 6th place on the Flight B Order of Merit, but couldn’t make much ground on the leader, Bently Taylor who leapt ahead of previous week’s leader Robert Parihar.
MAYFAIR LAKES GRAND PRIZE DRAW WINNER:
WINNING GRAND PRIZE: 15.6” Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 Laptop
This week’s Grand Prize was generously donated by Ray Porter of RBSM CONSULTING LTD.
Thanks very much Ray for your generosity……once again!!!
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