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Duncan’s Callum Davison captures GolfBC Championship to become Mackenzie Tour’s first multiple winner this season

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — During the good times it is sometimes worthwhile to reflect on the bad times and Callum Davison did not have to dig too deep into his memory bank to find those.

Not that long ago, the 21-year-old from Duncan was feeling lost on the golf course. He was struggling mightily with his driver, not knowing what direction it was headed once he struck it with his unique cross-handed grip.

“I missed a lot of cuts in a row,” Davison said of his time on the Forme Tour this summer. “That is never good for the head.”

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Final Round Notes: Zalli fourth in Mackenzie Tour debut; Wilson, Humphreys impress in home-town tourney; Top 20 for Vancouver Open champ Lecuyer

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — As Mackenzie Tour debuts go, Ilirian Zalli made his an impressive one at the GolfBC Championship.

All the 19-year-old former B.C. Junior Boys Champion from Vancouver did was shoot four straight rounds in the 60s at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club and finish tied for fourth.

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Third Round Notes: The Davison’s long and winding road; Zalli’s tour debut a good one: Trunzer’s bogey-free streak snapped

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — The past three months of Callum Davison’s professional golf journey have been spent crossing the United States and then Canada in his parents’ motor home.

It has been quite the adventure for the 21-year-old from Duncan.

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Davison, Leonard both eyeing GolfBC Championship title and Mackenzie Tour points lead

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — One is No. 2, the other is No. 3 and they both want to be No. 1.

More than just the GolfBC Championship will be on the line in Saturday’s final round at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. The winner could take a stranglehold on the Mackenzie Tour’s points list and the coveted full exemption in 2022 that comes with finishing first.

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Second Round Notes: Mom crosses country by car to join her son on Mackenzie Tour; Cole Wilson looking for love from home-town fans; Points leader Noah Steele bounces back with six-under 65

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — A mother’s love knows no bounds, not even if it means a long, lonely drive from Toronto to northern Saskatchewan.

That drive took four days for Ten Lau, whose son Linus Lo has been a regular on the Mackenzie Tour this summer.

“Northern Ontario is very rural,” Lau said as she watched her son during Thursday’s second round of the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. “There is not much there. I had to spend two days just to get to Thunder Bay. And then from Thunder Bay to Manitoba was eight hours. It took way longer than I thought it would.”

Lau made the trip alone.

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Five-way tie for the lead after second round of GolfBC Championship

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — If three’s a crowd, what’s five? Let’s call it a logjam, which is what we have at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway mark of the GolfBC Championship.

Five players share the 36-hole lead at the Mackenzie Tour event, including a couple of British Columbians.

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First Round Notes: Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys and Cole Wilson off to solid starts; a timely ace for Sadiq Jiwa; Australian Will Barnett’s long road to his new Coquitlam home

By Brad Ziemer, Event Journalist

KELOWNA — Cooper Humphreys had a great summer and his fall golf season hasn’t started badly either.


The 16-year-old Kelowna resident opened the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club with a solid two-under 69 that has him inside the top 15 of the Mackenzie Tour event.


“I’m pretty happy because I didn’t have the best start,” said Humphreys, who bogeyed his opening hole. “I just managed my misses today. I didn’t make any huge mistakes and just made some good putts coming down the stretch.”


Humphreys, who finished off his round nicely with birdies on three of his final five holes, capped his summer by winning last month’s Canadian Juvenile Boys Championship in Quebec and came within one shot of forcing a playoff for the Junior Boys’ title.


He recently committed to play his collegiate golf at Oregon State University. That phase of his golfing life won’t begin until the fall of 2023 as Humphreys is just starting Grade 11.

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Quebec’s Etienne Brault rides hot putter to first-round lead at GolfBC Championship

By Brad Ziemer

KELOWNA — The putter hasn’t been Etienne Brault’s friend for much of the Mackenzie Tour season, but that changed in Wednesday’s first round of the GolfBC Championship.

He and his flatstick are buddies again.

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