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Murchison Thomson & Clarke Open

June 11, 2016

Murchison Thomson & Clarke Open | Riverway Golf Course | Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tournament Details

The MURCHISON, THOMSON & CLARKE Open is an 18-Hole stroke play tournament for male and female Amateurs (0-18 RCGA factor).

  • Four Amateur Flights: Championship / Flight A / Flight B / Women’s*
    *5 or more female players required to qualify for a full women’s Division. If less than 5 then female golfers will compete in their own hdcp flight versus male golfers, but off an equitable tee of same rating and slope.
  • Full Field Size: 80 players
  • Amateur Prizing: $3200 (based on 80 Amateurs)
  • Amateur Payout: Top 1/3 of Field paid out via alternating Gross AND Net Scores in all Amateur Flights.

Sponsor Prizes & Prize Credits

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Entry Fee Includes

  • 18-Holes of Golf
  • Premier Tee-gift
  • Driving Range warm-up
  • Luncheon after round
  • Gross & Net prizing within each Division
  • On-Course contests (KP’s & Hole-in-one Competition)
  • Opportunity to play one of BC’s Premier Golf Clubs in tournament conditions
  • Live Leader board Scoring
  • Golf Canada Officiating
  • Qualify for Order of Merit Points – Over $6,000 in Year-end Amateur Awards & Prizing!


Priority will be given to VGT Members in the field. Non-Members are eligible to play if the field is not full at the end of the Registration Deadline. Non-members are recommended to register in advance as non-member entries will be accepted in priority of their entries being received if we have space available for some but not all non-members waiting for the field to be open at the deadline.

Previous Results

  • 2015 Champion:
    • Kyle Gerard (72

Entry Fees

  • Amateur – VGT Member: $120+GST
  • Amateur – Non-Member: $155+GST

Tournament Payment


Registration Deadline

TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2016 at 6pm PST or when event is full (whichever comes first)
Players are reminded to review the Policies and Procedures of VGT outlining all cancellation and no show fees HERE.

Tournament Registration

All members must confirm their entries through the Golf Genius Member area to be confirmed for all events. Even if you pay online, you must also confirm your entry thru Genius or you will not be entered into an event.

All non-members must confirm payment online in order for their entry to be considered for an event. Once the deadline for entry has been reached and the event is not full with members, non-member entries will be accepted on a priority based on date of event payment.

Tee Times

Tee times start at 12:00pm


  • Black Tees: Male Championship Flight (6,800 yards)
  • Blue Tees: Male Flight A & B Male (6,300 yards)
  • White Tees: Female Championship Flight (5,900 yards)
  • Red Tees: Female Flight A/B (5,500 yards)

Course Details & Location

Address: 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3
Phone: (604) 280-4653

Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit


Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership as follows:

  • Championship Amateur – Gross
  • Flight A & B, Women’s Division – Alternating Gross & Net. Players will receive the highest (gross or net) point value for this event.

Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for full fields. Order of Merit Points may be modified in any given event based on field size.


Srixon/Cleveland Amateur Order of Merit ($6000 in Prizing!)

Presented by Bermuda Sands Apparel

  • At the end of the 2016 VGT Tour Championship, the Top 5 Amateurs in each Flight will share in over $6,000 in prizes!
    • 1st PLACE: $1,000 VALUE / per flight. A “PGA TOUR FAN EXPERIENCE” (Sponsored by Bermuda Sands Apparel)
    • 2nd PLACE: $500 VALUE / per flight
    • 3RD PLACE: $300 VALUE / per flight
    • 4TH PLACE: $200 VALUE / per flight
    • 5TH PLACE: $100 VALUE / per flight
  • All Amateur Order of Merits are based on a player’s best 12 results for the season

Progressive Hole-In-One Jackpot Rules

  1. In order to qualify for the Hole-in-one (H.I.O) JACKPOT offered at a VGT event, a player must be entered into the $20 skins game/hole-in-one pot for that event. If there is no winner of the hole-in-one at VGT event, the current hole-in-one pot will carry over to the next event until we have a winner of the jackpot. If by the end of the Winter Tour the jackpot has not been won, the current jackpot will be carried over into the Summer Tour schedule commencing on March 21st, 2016.
  2. If the jackpot accumulates to $10,000, it will be cut-off at $10,000 and the first eligible person (see above) to score a hole-in-one on an eligible jackpot hole will receive the $10,000 payout. A secondary Hole-in-one purse will be started as soon as the original jackpot reaches $10,000. From the time the original purse reaches $10,000, moneys collected for the H.I.O purse will accumulate in this secondary pot while the first pot remains at $10,000. The secondary pot will continue to grow until the next eligible player scores a hole-in-one on the designated jackpot hole at a VGT event. The maximum H.I.O purse paid out at any time will be $10,000, and once the pot has reached $10,000, a 3rd and 4th purse (and so on) will be established for future winners.
  3. Due to the skill difference of Pros versus the Amateurs in the field, we level the playing field for the JACKPOT two ways:
    1. By allowing the A & B amateurs to tee-off a shorter designated tee-box at various times compared to Professionals and Championship Amateurs.
    2. VGT hosts numerous Amateur only events where Amateurs have a chance to win the JACKPOT without Pros in the field.


June 11, 2016
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Vancouver Golf Tour


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Murchison Thomson & Clarke
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Riverway Golf Course
9001 Bill Fox Way
Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3
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(604) 280-4653