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CedarCreek Estate Winery Official Wine Supplier of GolfBC Championship

The GolfBC Championship is proud to announce that CedarCreek Estate Winery has come on board as the Official Wine Supplier of the GolfBC Championship, one of the top tournaments on the Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada, coming to Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna from June 12th -18th.

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Tickets now on sale for the 2017 GolfBC Championship

Kelowna, B.C. – Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 GolfBC Championship, taking place June 15th-18th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna, BC!

A 4-Day Championship Pass will get you in to the GolfBC Championship for all 4 tournament days. Your Championship Pass will also give you access to the Opening Ceremonies and the “Longest Drive Celebrity Challenge” featuring NHL Players, Mackenzie Tour pros and amateur long ball hitters!

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announces 2017 schedule

12 events to run coast-to-coast from May to September

(March 7, 2017 – Oakville, Ont. and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule was announced Tuesday, featuring 12 events from May to September in 2017 as players look to make the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

The season will once again begin in May with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 29-June 4) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C., with purses of $175,000 (CA$) for the first 11 events and a $200,000 purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 11-17) at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.

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“Gallagher’s Gold” – The GolfBC Championship Trophy

The GolfBC Championship Trophy was envisioned as a unique and special piece, to reflect the history and landscape that is Gallagher’s Canyon.

Titled GALLAGHER’S GOLD, the trophy is a sculpture commissioned by Okanagan Blacksmith Artist Doug Alcock.

Forged steel is metal made malleable by fire, then worked with hammer and anvil. Alcock turns this hot metal into textured organic shapes, and combines with other hand forged objects and found pieces, also relics of the past with their own history, to create a storied sculpture.

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Inaugural GolfBC Championship announces $150,000 raised for charity during tournament week

Kelowna, B.C. – The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce that a total of $150,000 was raised for charity at the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club during event week of June 6-12, 2016.

With the help of generous donors, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event raised $75,000 which was matched by the Chan Family Foundation, GolfBC’s charitable arm, for a total of $150,000 and awarded to the tournament’s designated charity, the BC Cancer Foundation.

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GolfBC Championship a hit with players

Tournament raises $150,000 for B.C. Cancer Foundation

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — The weather wasn’t perfect, but the players will tell you that nearly everything else was.

The GolfBC Championship was a huge hit with the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada pros, who had nothing but good things to say about the inaugural event.

“It has been great,” said Ryan Williams, who finished second, seven shots behind winner Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y.. “It’s funny, being from Vancouver I had never been up to Gallagher’s Canyon until this week. It’s a great community and there are great people here. Everyone has been so friendly. I think they are excited to have the event. We are all excited to be here.

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McCarthy continues birdie binge and captures inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon

Syracuse native beats Vancouver’s Ryan Williams by seven shots

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — This much is clear three weeks into the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada season: Dan is The Man.

Dan McCarthy, a 30-year-old pro from Syracuse, N.Y., coasted to his second win of the season Sunday as captured the inaugural GolfBC Championship by seven strokes. He finished the 72-hole event at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club at 25-under par.

McCarthy bagged plenty of birdies Sunday, which was nothing new. He’s been doing that all year. McCarthy tied for sixth place in Victoria last week after winning the tour opener the previous week in Vancouver.

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Williams had share of lead until McCarthy’s eagle landed; Vancouver native two back heading into Sunday’s final round of GolfBC Championship

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — A British Columbia winner for the inaugural GolfBC Championship? That sounds just fine to Ryan Williams.

Tournament organizers probably wouldn’t mind that one bit, either. The fact that Williams, a 35-year-old Vancouver native, and Victoria’s Cory Renfrew are in the thick of things should help draw a crowd to Sunday’s final round of the $175,000 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event.

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