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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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Kozak, Mlikotic and Trunzer happy to represent title sponsor – and their employer – at GolfBC Championship

BY BRAD ZIEMER

Tournament golf is an individual sport, but this week John Mlikotic, Conner Kozak and Chris Trunzer also feel like they are playing on a team.

That would be Team GolfBC.

Mlikotic, Kozak and Trunzer are all part of the GolfBC family and proud to be representing the title sponsor at this week’s inaugural $175,000 GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

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Bendrick hoping to enjoy the experience of playing with the guys

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — That old Cyndi Lauper song about girls just wanting to have fun was released long before Jacqueline Bendrick was born.

But having fun is Bendrick’s main goal as the 19-year-old collegiate player from Mercer Island, Wash., prepares to tee it up alongside the boys in this week’s inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

Bendrick insists she is more excited than nervous about playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit on a sponsor’s exemption. She is determined not to be overwhelmed by the experience.

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NHL Charity Skins Game and Opening Ceremonies of the GolfBC Championship take place Wednesday!

A reminder to the media that the Opening Ceremonies for the inaugural GolfBC Championship will take place on the 1st Tee Box at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club Tuesday June 8th at 2:30pm sharp.  Media Interviews will be available at that time.

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Adam Cornelson: Nice guy finishes first

Langley native pumped about his first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada win

BY BRAD ZIEMER

KELOWNA — Adam Cornelson knew his life had changed when he arrived for Tuesday’s GolfBC Championship pro-am at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club and was told his group was going off the first tee in the afternoon shotgun start.

“I always had to walk out to the 16th hole before,” Cornelson said with a smile.

The 28-year-old Langley native has been wearing that smile since late Sunday afternoon when he won his first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event, going wire to wire at the Bayview Place Island Savings Open in Victoria.

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