• Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Macdonald on the bubble at final PGA Tour Canada event; Delta resident Yi Cao a winner in Minnesota; John, Kong advance at LPGA Tour Q-school; Canadian Senior Men’s Championships set for Big Sky

    Vancouver BC's Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald will be on the bubble when the PGA Tour Canada circuit completes its season at this week’s Fortinet Cup Championship in Calgary.

    Macdonald missed the cut at last week’s final full-field event, the CRMC Championship, in Brainerd, Minn. In doing so, he dropped from fourth to fifth on the Fortinent Cup points race.

    The top five on the list after this week’s event at Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary will earn status on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour. Macdonald must hold his position or improve it in order to earn one of those five coveted cards.

  • BC Golf Program A Highlight Of ISPARC Healthy Living E-Bulletin

    In 2007, driven by the desire to improve the health and well-being of BC’s Indigenous people, several prominent provincial Indigenous organizations came together to develop a social legacy from the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games—a legacy that would lead to transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous people across the province.

    Today, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established with the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities.

  • Jenny Kwon Finishes Magical Month Of August With Win At B.C. Bantam Girls Championship

    Vancouver's Jenny Kwon Added The BC Bantam Title To The Juvenile Girls Trophy She Picked Up At Highland Pacific Last Week  - BC Golf photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In case you were wondering, winning never gets old. Just ask Jenny Kwon.

    The 14-year-old from Vancouver completed a magical month of August by winning the B.C. Bantam Girls Championship at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria. It followed by six days her win at the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship at Highland Pacific Golf Course in Victoria.

    Kwon began her August by capturing the PNGA Junior Girls Amateur Championship at North Bellingham Golf Course in Washington state.

  • Jaden August Clinches B.C. Bantam Boys Championship With Clutch Two-Putt Final Green

    BC Bantam Boys Champion, Jaden August - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jaden August had to grind a little harder than he imagined on the 18th green in the final round of the B.C. Bantam Boys Championship.

    The 14-year-old from Pitt Meadows had a two-shot lead as he walked onto the green at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria. But when playing partner Luke Van Alstine of Vancouver rolled in a 30-foot putt for birdie, August’s lead was cut in half.

    “I had a decent length putt that I had to two-putt,” August said. “I hit my first putt a little past the hole and I had about four feet left. I knew that was for the win. To be honest, I don’t remember too much what I was thinking standing over it. I was kind of in my own little world there. I was a little nervous.”

  • Jenny Kwon, Jaden August Lead B.C. Bantam Championships At Cedar Hill Golf Course

    Jenny Kwon Leads After Round One At The BC Bantam Girls Championship - BC Golf File Photos

    British Columbia Golf Report

    VICTORIA — Just days after winning the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship, Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon is well positioned to add the B.C. Bantam Girls title.

    The 14-year-old Kwon shot an even-par 67 in the first round of the event for players aged 14 and under at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Twenty years later, Motomochi back at Shaughnessy; Five B.C. women head to LPGA Tour Q-school; Crisologo top-10s in Manitoba; Taylor’s season ends with another big payday

    BC's Jonnie Motomochi Caddied For Yu Liu In The CPKC Women's Open - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Back in 2003, Delta’s Jonnie Motomochi made headlines when at age 12 he became the youngest player to compete in the Canadian Amateur Championship, which was held that year at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    Motomochi was back at Shaughnessy last week, but this time he wasn’t playing. Motomochi caddied for China’s Yu Liu at the CPKC Women’s Open. “A kid that I coach, his dad knows her dad, they used to practise at the same course in Beijing,” said Motomochi, who coaches at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Surrey.

    “Her caddie got Covid so they gave me a call Monday night. “It was a great experience. She’s a really good player, so it’s been fun. I didn’t say much, I didn’t do much.”

  • Austin Krahn Captures Juvenile Boys Championship For His Second Provincial Title This Season

    BC Juvenile Boys Champion Austin Krahn With Highland Pacific GM Jeff Palmer - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A couple of other players shot lower rounds, but no one was more consistent than Austin Krahn at the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.

    The 16-year-old Christina Lake native shot three straight sub-par rounds at Highland Pacific Golf Club in Victoria and earned his second provincial championship of the season.

    “This week I minimized my mistakes,” Krahn said. “It was all about keeping it consistent and I think I only had six bogeys on the week. It was just pars all round and then I dropped in a couple of putts for birdies. I just kept my rounds really solid.”

  • Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon Hangs On And Wins B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship

    BC Juvenile Girls Champion Jenny Kwon With Highland Pacific GM Jeff Palmer - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When it was suggested to Jenny Kwon that she has had an impressive month of August, the 14-year-old added something of a qualifier.

    “I have a lot of places for improvement, but mostly yes, I think so,” she said. These kids are never satisfied. All Kwon has done this month is win the PNGA Junior Girls Amateur and now the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship.

    The Vancouver resident, who plays out of Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, outlasted Elsa Wu of Maple Ridge by a single shot to win the Juvenile crown for players aged 16 and under at Highland Pacific Golf Club in Victoria.

  • B.C. Contingent Looking To Bounce Back In Second Round Of CPKC Women’s Open

    Former BC Junior Girls Champion Luna Lu - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    They battled their nerves along with an exceptionally tough golf course. Teeing it up a LPGA Tour event was a new experience for five of the six British Columbians playing in the CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    “I think on a scale of one to 10 on the first tee I was like an eight or a nine,” was how Burnaby’s Luna Lu described her nerves early in Thursday’s opening round. “And then after about nine holes I was like maybe 5 or 6.”

    The 16-year-old former B.C. Junior Girls champion carded a five-over 77, joining a large percentage of the field who were over par for the day.

  • Shaughnessy Bares Its Teeth In First Round Of CPKC Women’s Open

    The CPKC Women's Open 1st Round Leader Is Yuka Saso - Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Just like it did back in 2005 and 2011 for the PGA TOUR, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club is presenting a stern test for some of the best female golfers on the planet.

    There were lots more bogeys than birdies in the first round of the CPKC Canadian Women’s Open. Only 18 of the 156 players in the field of the LPGA Tour event managed to break par.

    Everyone is chasing 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso, who rattled off four straight birdies on her back nine and shot a six-under 66, a new tournament course record at Shaughnessy.

  • BC Golf's CPKC Women's Open Golf Pool Random Draw & Prize Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winner of the random draw for two passes to last month's CPKC Women's Open Championship at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club along with the top 5 finishers in the BC Golf CPKC Women's Open golf pool & their prizes.

  • Jenny Kwon, Eric Joo Lead Heading Into Final Round Of B.C. Juvenile Girls & Boys Championships

    Jenny Kwon Leads After Two Rounds At The BC Juvenile Girls Championship - BC Golf Photo

    VICTORIA — Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon still leads, but things have have tightened up considerably at the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship at Highland Pacific Golf Course.

    Kwon, a 14-year-old who plays out of Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, began Wednesday’s second round with a five-shot lead. Her lead is now a single shot heading into Thursday’s final round of the 54-hole championship for players aged 16 and under.

  • Austin Krahn, Trevor Wong Share Lead After First Round Of B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship; Jenny Kwon Has Five-Shot Lead In Juvenile Girls Championship

    Christina Lake's Austin Krahn Is Trying To Add To His Indigenous Championship Triumph Earlier This Year At The BC Juvenile Boys - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA — Austin Krahn has already collected one British Columbia championship this season and now the 16-year-old Christina Lake resident is in search of a second.

    Krahn, who won the inaugural B.C. Indigenous Championship this past spring at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, has a share of the lead after the first round of the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.

    Krahn and Vancouver’s Trevor Wong both opened with one-under 70s at Highland Pacific Golf Course in Victoria. Four players are just one shot behind Krahn and Wong.

  • Rose Zhang Makes Big Impression With First Nations Kids

    LPGA Tour Rookie Star Rose Zhang Was A Hit With First Nations Youth At Her Clinic At Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre - Image Credit: Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The first question came from nine-year-old Constanza Ordaz, who asked Rose Zhang something all frustrated golfers would like to know. “What does she do when she misses something, when she misses a shot,” the youngster asked Zhang. “What do you do?”

    Zhang and everyone who had gathered at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre chuckled at Constanza’s question. “I wish there was a thing so you couldn’t miss on the golf course,” Zhang said. “But it’s frustrating. Golf is hard.”

    Before she set foot for the first time on Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, the site of this week’s CPKC Women’s Open, Zhang dropped by the Musqueam Golf Centre on Tuesday morning for a clinic organized by Golf Canada and the British Columbia chapter of the First Tee.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Kwon, Tang and Arora late B.C. additions to CPKC Women’s Open field; Taylor moves on to Tour Championship; B.C. Juvenile Championships head to Highland Pacific; Yeeun (Jenny) Kwon wins PNGA Junior Girls title

    UBC T'Bird Women's Golf Alum Sonja Tang - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Some additional British Columbia content has been added to this week’s CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

    Port Coquitlam’s Yeji Kwon, Sonja Tang of Victoria and Surrey’s Angela Arora were all given late exemptions into the event by Golf Canada. They will join Surrey’s Lauren Kim and Vancouver’s Victoria Liu in the Shaughnessy field.

    Kim earned her exemption by winning the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, while Liu received hers for winning the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary earlier this summer. They join a star-studded field that includes nine of the top 10 and 22 of the top 25 on the LPGA Tour’s Race to CME Globe standings.

    The winners of all five of the LPGA Tour’s major championships this year will be at Shaughnessy.

  • Enter The BC Golf CKPC Women's Open Golf Pool To Win Tickets & Golf Prizes

    It's almost here! The previously postponed CKPC Women's Open is happening next week at Vancouver's venerable Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    The top women golfers in the world are coming to BC in search of our National Women's Open title and you can be there for the week just by entering our FREEgolf pool. All entries up until 9pm PDT on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 will be put into a random draw for 2 weekly passes.

  • Richmond’s Alex Zhang Hangs On To Win Canadian Junior Boys Championship

    BC's Alex Zhang Won Both The Junior & Juvenile Boys National Titles - Image Credit Christian Bender/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Alex Zhang is making a habit of winning big events the day before his birthday. His latest came on his final day as a 14-year-old at North Bay Golf Club in Ontario where the Richmond resident won the biggest title of his young life, the Canadian Junior Boys Championship. Actually, make that ‘titles,’ as Zhang also won the Juvenile Boys Championship for players aged 16 and under.

    “Best gift ever,” a delighted Zhang said of a birthday present — two national championship trophies — that arrived a day early.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor, Hadwin, Svensson continue playoff push; Lilia Vu to join other major winners in CPKC Women’s Open field at Shaughnessy; Sloan drops outside top 30 on Korn Ferry points list

    From L-R: BC's Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin & Adam Svensson - Images Credit Golf Canada/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    One is comfortably inside the top 30, while the other two are looking to move inside that magic number as the PGA TOUR playoffs head to Olympia Fields, Ill. for this week’s BMW Championship.

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor who tied for 24th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, now sits 16th on the points list and seems a lock to remain inside the top 30 and qualify to play in his first Tour Championship next week in Atlanta.

    Fellow British Columbians Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford and Adam Svensson of Surrey have a little more work to do this week as they currently reside outside that magic top 30 number.

  • 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship Set For North Bay Golf And Country Club

    156 Of Canada’s Top Junior Golfers Head To Northern Ontario To Compete For The Junior Title Along With A U16 Juvenile Division And An Inter-Provincial Team Competition

    For Immediate Release | August 11, 2023

    North Bay, Ont. – The 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO is set for August 14-17 with a field of 156 junior golfers competing over four rounds at The North Bay Golf and Country Club in North Bay, Ont.

    This year’s field competing for the Canadian Junior Boys Trophy, also known as the Silver Cup, features a talented field of Canadian players, including five 2023 NextGen tournament winners—Dougie Basadur of Fonthill, Ont. (NextGen Atlantic), Isaiah Ibit of Orleans, Ont. (NextGen Ontario), Jerry Li, Vancouver, B.C. (NextGen Pacific), Kye Fisher of Leduc, Alta. (NextGen Prairie) and Henry Dao from Laprairie, Que. (NextGen Quebec).

  • Ashton McCulloch Wins The 118th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

    Ashton McCulloch - Golf Canada Image 

    Media Release via Golf Canada

    Caledon, Ont. – Ashton McCulloch shot a final round of 70 to win the 118th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship by five shots at The Pulpit Club in Caledon, Ont.

    McCulloch of Kingston, Ont. was the only player in the field to shoot under par all four days of the tournament, posting rounds of 69-68-70-70 to finish at 7-under and win the national championship.

    “It feels amazing, a lot of hard work has gone into this over many years of golf, I have so many people to thank, that are such big role models in my life and that have propelled me to this point,” said McCulloch after walking off the 18th green of The Pulpit. “I can’t thank enough people and Golf Canada for running this event, it was a lot of fun and I’m happy to play well this week.”