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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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Mlikotic just misses on birthday gift he really wanted

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA – John Mlikotic will cut into his birthday cake at some point on Saturday. But he missed out on the cut he really wanted to make.

The assistant pro from Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club gamely battled back after a tough start to his second round Friday and put himself in position to possibly play on the weekend at the GolfBC Championship.

He has had to wait until Saturday morning to find out whether he survived the 36-hole cut at the $175,000 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event. Unfortunately, the news was not good.

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Birdies fly on first day of GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA – Cory Renfrew had the course record for about 45 minutes on Thursday. It was fun while it lasted.

Renfrew carded a six-under 65 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club that broke the long-standing competitive course record previously held by 13-time B.C. Amateur champion Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver.

But not long after the Victoria native had concluded his post-round interviews, Caleb Sturgeon of South Carolina drained a 30-foot putt for birdie on the 18th green to post a seven-under 64.

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B.C. boys hope to keep the good times rolling at Gallagher’s Canyon

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — These B.C. boys are a tight bunch.

They celebrate their birdies together, mourn their bogeys and motivate each other to play well. They have a lot of fun doing it.

“There is a real camaraderie between us,” says Langley’s Adam Cornelson. “I played a lot of team sports growing up and I never felt anything like it on the golf course until the  last few years with these guys.”

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Charity the big winner in GolfBC Championship skins game

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — Devan Dubnyk doesn’t even blink when he stares down NHL players who fire 100-miles-per-hour slap shots at him.

But put him on the first tee with a crowd watching and he’s a nervous wreck.

“This is terrifying,” Dubnyk muttered as stood over his ball on the first tee at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club on Wednesday afternoon.

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