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After 50 junior wins, 16-year-old Ethan Posthumus excited about challenge of playing Mackenzie Tour event

By Brad Ziemer

KELOWNA — It’s hard to say what is more impressive, the 50 tournament wins 16-year-old Ethan Posthumus has accumulated as a junior golfer or his 15 holes-in-one.

“I started golf at a really young age,” the Coquitlam resident explained. Needless to say, he got very good very fast.

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Ten Players to Watch at the 2021 GolfBC Championship

Golf writer Brad Ziemer will be contributing articles all week during the Mackenzie Tour’s GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club in Kelowna. Here’s his list of 10 players to keep an eye on this week:

Noah Steele: This Kingston, Ont. native leads the Mackenzie Tour points list despite only playing in three of the six events to date. Steele, a member of Golf Canada’s national amateur team, won the Osprey Valley Open near Toronto by six shots and was second at the Brudenell River Classic in Prince Edward Island. He tied for 10th last week at the ATB Financial Classic in Calgary. Nine of his 11 rounds on the Mackenzie Tour this season have been in the 60s.

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September dates set for GolfBC Championship in 2021!

KELOWNA, BC – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada has confirmed dates for the 2021 GolfBC Championship. September 20 – 25 will see a field of 144 professionals tee it up at Gallagher’s Canyon for the fifth playing of the event in Kelowna. The 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.

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2020 GolfBC Championship Postponed until 2021

2020 GolfBC Championship postponed

Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada cancels 2020 season

(Kelowna, B.C.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that the 2020 season has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. 

The GolfBC Championship, which was originally scheduled for June 11-14, has been postponed until 2021.

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GolfBC Championship announces donation to two Kelowna charities in 2019; four-year total of $600,000 to charity

The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce a $150,000 donation to charity at the 2019 GolfBC Championship held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, bringing the total charitable contribution over the four years to $600,000.

While the BC Cancer Foundation remained as the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary and received a donation of $100,000, GolfBC also committed to direct a portion of this year’s donation to support a local charity or not-for-profit program that serves and benefits the Okanagan region. The Kelowna community was invited to help select this year’s secondary charity beneficiary, and after an overwhelming response of nominations and votes, it was announced that the Central Okanagan Food Bank would be the recipient of a $50,000 donation.

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GolfBC Group, Mackenzie Tour Agree to Multi-Year Extension of GolfBC Championship

Third Stop on BC Golf Swing to continue support of local charities, showcase future PGA TOUR stars

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Canada – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that GolfBC Group has extended its title sponsorship of the GolfBC Championship. The tournament unveiled the multi-year agreement immediately after Jake Knapp won the fourth edition of the tournament, held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

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Jake Knapp makes it a British Columbia double by winning GolfBC Championship

By Brad Ziemer

Jake Knapp was strolling confidently up the ninth fairway at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club and couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing. The Costa Mesa, Calif., native spotted a leaderboard and his name was not on top.

“I saw the board and I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Knapp said.

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Greyson Sigg scorches Gallagher’s Canyon with only the second 59 in Mackenzie Tour history

By Brad Ziemer

The first phone call Greyson Sigg planned to make, of course, was to his dad.

“I think it will be a pretty good Father’s Day present,” Sigg said after carding a 59 in Sunday’s final round of the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

The 24-year-old native of Augusta, Ga., scorched Gallagher’s par-71 layout with 12 birdies and did not make a bogey. It is only the second 59 recorded since the PGA Tour-Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit started in 2013. Brady Schnell, at the 2014 ATB Financial Classic in Calgary, has the only other 59 in Mackenzie Tour history.

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