Carrigan ties course record, skyrockets into lead at 111th BC Amateur Championship

The Championship continues tomorrow at the Springs at Radium for the low 73 players who made the cut at +8.

Kevin Carrigan tied the course record in the second round to take the lead today (Wednesday

Kevin Carrigan tied the course record in the second round to take the lead today (Wednesday

Contributed by British Columbia Golf

Kevin Carrigan tied the course record at Copper Point Golf Club today to shoot himself into a four stroke lead at the 111th BC Amateur Championship, co-hosted by the Springs at Radium in Radium Hot Springs and the Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere.

Carrigan, entering the week feeling under-the-weather and unable to play a practice round at the par 70, 6807 yard Copper Point Golf Club, started the day at -2 thanks to a day one 70 at the Springs. Opening with two straight pars, Carrigan would break down his round’s flood gates, going six under over his next seven holes, capped by an eagle on the par 5 18th hole (his ninth of the day) to make the turn in an astonishing 30.

He would continue his roll on the back side, making a birdie on the par 5 610 yard 1st hole (his 10th of the day) before carding his only blemish on the day, a double bogey six on the second.

Asked about how it felt to get off to such a great start, Carrigan was modest in nature.

“I hit my irons well but wasn’t particularly hitting it well off the tee so I just tried to keep it in play. I got a couple lucky bounces and made a couple of good putts. It makes it pretty easy to play when you can feed off guys like Kevin [Kwon] and Charlie [Hughes] who were playing so well out there.

Carrigan would bounce back from the double bogey, mixing in three more birdies over his next seven holes to close out his round in course record-tying fashion at eight-under-par 62 (70-62-132; -10). Carrigan joins the group of Canadian’s Kent Eger and PGA Tour professional Stephen Ames who have posted -8 at Copper Point.

“That’s really cool,” stated an elated Carrigan.

“It is a wicked golf course and it was great fun to play. Those are really great golfers to join so it is an honour.”

Asked how he would focus heading into his second BC Amateur Championship in-a-row holding the lead after round two, Carrigan was straightforward.

“It is what it is. I have to play solid and stick to the game plan.”

Hoping to catch Carrigan and sitting in a tie for second only four strokes back of Carrigan at six-under-par 136 are West Vancouver’s Kevin Spooner (67-69) and Maple Ridge’s Kevin Kwon (66-70). All three Kevin’s will be paired together in tomorrow’s third round.

Tied for fourth heading into the final 36-holes are Victoria’s Brent Wilson and Langley’s Charlie Hughes. Both players have carded identical 68-69’s in the first two rounds and are sitting in a comfortable position with plenty of golf left to play in the Championship. Eric Banks, a member of Team Canada and resident of Truro, Nova Scotia, is alone in sixth at -4 after rounds of 67-71.

Had it not been for Carrigan’s incredible play, Vancouver’s Stuart McDonald would have carded the days lowest round with a four-under-par 68. After rounds of 71-68, the member of Point Grey Golf and Country Club sits at three-under-par and in a tie for seventh with Vancouver’s Jacob Vanderpas (69-70-139), Surrey’s Adam Svensson (71-68-139) and defending champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Alberta (70-69-139).

Capturing the Hamber Club Team trophy are the contingent from Royal Colwood GC in Carrigan and Darren Day of Victoria. The duo from the island tied Swan-e-Set Bay Resort’s Kwon and Hughes but won due to retrogression.

Victors in the Zone Team championship are Zone 4’s Spooner, Chris Moore of Vancouver, Port Coquitlam’s Riley Lamb and Philip Mak of Vancouver. It was a close race as Zone 4 narrowly edged the quartet from Zone 5 by four strokes.

The Championship continues tomorrow at the Springs at Radium for the low 73 players who made the cut at +8.

The top-3 competitors from the 111th BC Amateur Championship will represent British Columbia on Team BC at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship to be held August 6-9, 2013 at the Royal Colwood Golf Club and Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to attend the event. Entrance is free of charge.

Click here for information on start times and scoring (including score specifics/course specifics)

 

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Day Two Results

111th BC Amateur Championship

 

1 Kevin Carrigan Victoria, BC 70-62–132 -10

T2 Kevin Spooner West Vancouver 67-69–136 -6

T2 Kevin Kwon Maple Ridge, BC 66-70–136 -6

T4 Brent Wilson Victoria, BC 68-69–137 -5

T4 Charlie Hughes Langley, BC 68-69–137 -5

6 Eric Banks Truro, NS 67-71–138 -4

T7 Riley Fleming Airdrie, AB 70-69–139 -3

T7 Adam Svensson Surrey, BC 71-68–139 -3

T7 Stuart Macdonald Vancouver, BC 71-68–139 -3

T7 Jacob Vanderpas Vancouver, BC 69-70–139 -3

T11 Craig Doell Victoria, BC 70-71–141 -1

T11 Trevor Yu Vancouver, BC 72-69–141 -1

T11 Scott Lowe Calgary, AB 68-73–141 -1

T11 Harry Ferguson Invermere, BC 70-71–141 -1

T11 Zach Anderson Nanaimo, BC 70-71–141 -1

T11 Jared Dutoit Kimberley, BC 70-71–141 -1

T11 Darren Day Victoria, BC 70-71–141 -1

T18 Kowan O’Keefe Creston, BC 67-76–143 +1

T18 Matthew Steger North Vancouver, BC 73-70–143 +1

T18 Joey LeMieux Surrey, BC 71-72–143 +1

T18 Hunter Phelan North Vancouver, BC 73-70–143 +1

T18 Henry Lee Coquitlam, BC 73-70–143 +1

T23 Chris Moore Vancouver, BC 74-70–144 +2

T23 Jun Kang Coquitlam, BC 73-71–144 +2

T23 Sandy Harper Nanaimo, BC 71-73–144 +2

T23 Brady Stead Vernon, BC 67-77–144 +2

T27 Blair Sabiston Victoria, BC 75-70–145 +3

T27 Riley Lamb Port Coquitlam, BC 70-75–145 +3

T27 Kevin (Suk Woan) Ko Coquitlam, BC 69-76–145 +3

T27 Mitchell Lock Abbotsford, BC 72-73–145 +3

T27 Zander Ritson Calgary, AB 74-71–145 +3

T27 Jordan Lu Vancouver, BC 74-71–145 +3

T27 Josh Zhang Vancouver, BC 75-70–145 +3

T34 Emmett Oh Calgary, AB 74-72–146 +4

T34 Aaron Pauls Chilliwack, BC 73-73–146 +4

T34 Greg Forbes Kelowna, BC 71-75–146 +4

T34 James Fahy Vancouver, BC 73-73–146 +4

T34 Tony Mak Vancouver, BC 71-75–146 +4

T39 Jack Wood Banff, AB 72-75–147 +5

T39 Conner Kozak Vernon, BC 75-72–147 +5

T39 Kyle Mossfeldt Calgary, AB 73-74–147 +5

T39 Scott Kral Victoria 74-73–147 +5

T39 Tony Ko Langley, BC 77-70–147 +5

T39 Nicholas Gagne Richmond, BC 71-76–147 +5

T39 Nathan Cachia Smithers, BC 72-75–147 +5

T46 Brock Holland Victoria, BC 73-75–148 +6

T46 Andrew Robb Vancouver, BC 77-71–148 +6

T46 Phillip Mak Vancouver, BC 71-77–148 +6

T46 Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC 74-74–148 +6

T46 Kevin Walz Qualicum Beach 73-75–148 +6

T46 Jordan Siegmueller Williams Lake, BC 73-75–148 +6

T46 Gunntas Sidhu Port Coquitlam, BC 74-74–148 +6

T53 Matthew Broughton Victoria, BC 70-79–149 +7

T53 Rob Lokken Victoria, BC 74-75–149 +7

T53 Scott Merriam Cranbrook, BC 77-72–149 +7

T53 Cody Bell Salmon Arm, BC 75-74–149 +7

T53 Nathan Ollis Victoria, BC 75-74–149 +7

T53 Kevin Dereniwsky Kimberley, BC 71-78–149 +7

T53 Darren Whitehouse Langley, BC 76-73–149 +7

T53 Matthew Hamilton Courtenay, BC 74-75–149 +7

T61 Ryan Lloyd Mission, BC 79-71–150 +8

T61 Spencer Ewart Victoria, BC 76-74–150 +8

T61 Dylan Bell Victoria, BC 72-78–150 +8

T61 Steven Lee Kelowna, BC 78-72–150 +8

T61 Kevin Vigna Coquitlam, BC 73-77–150 +8

T61 Patrick Tan Vancouver, BC 79-71–150 +8

T61 David Rose West Vancouver, BC 74-76–150 +8

T61 Connor O’Dell Maple Ridge, BC 76-74–150 +8

T61 Michael Belle Burnaby, BC 76-74–150 +8

T61 Kaleb Gorbahn Smithers, BC 75-75–150 +8

T61 Sean Gill Vancouver, BC 76-74–150 +8

T61 Lawren Rowe Victoria, BC 76-74–150 +8

T61 Matthew Haddad Qualicum, BC 77-73–150 +8

 

DID NOT FINISH

MC Casey Sullivan Kelowna, BC 76-75–151 +9

MC Ryan Saran Langley, BC 81-70–151 +9

MC Tanner Kopan Christina Lake, BC 75-76–151 +9

MC Alex Cartwright Victoria, BC 76-75–151 +9

MC Matt McEachran-Law Coldstream, BC 75-76–151 +9

MC Jeff Wright Mission, BC 76-75–151 +9

MC Khan Lee Surrey, BC 75-76–151 +9

MC Grant Maskiewich Victoria, BC 78-74–152 +10

MC Ryan Eagleton Port Moody, BC 73-79–152 +10

MC Derek Britton — 73-79–152 +10

MC Brayden Eriksen Parksville, BC 78-74–152 +10

MC William Deck Kelowna, BC 74-78–152 +10

MC Colin Gilliam Vancouver, BC 77-75–152 +10

MC Kristian Hrabowych Nanaimo 77-75–152 +10

MC Travis Eggers Fort St. John, BC 79-73–152 +10

MC Chris McEachran-Law Coldstream, BC 70-82–152 +10

MC Jordan Fraser Parksville, BC 73-79–152 +10

MC Trevor Smith Kimberley, BC 76-76–152 +10

MC Lucas Gatto Burnaby, BC 80-73–153 +11

MC Rhys Tosczak Calgary, AB 79-74–153 +11

MC Harrison Clegg Langley, BC 76-77–153 +11

MC Connor Gann Victoria, BC 72-81–153 +11

MC Myles DeBrincat Coquitlam, BC 76-77–153 +11

MC Dillon Maier Fort St John, BC 77-76–153 +11

MC Matt Steinbach New Westminster, BC 78-75–153 +11

MC Howard Lee Port Coquitlam, BC 76-77–153 +11

MC Dallas Jones Ladysmith, BC 77-76–153 +11

MC Mark Valliere Courtenay 76-78–154 +12

MC John Mlikotic Kelowna, BC 73-81–154 +12

MC Bryan Lichimo North Vancouver, BC 72-82–154 +12

MC Jordon Hoodikoff Grand Forks BC 74-80–154 +12

MC Philip Mullin Whitehorse, YT 81-73–154 +12

MC Billy Neilson Golden, BC 75-79–154 +12

MC Logan Yanick Courtenay, BC 79-76–155 +13

MC Ian Davis Port Coquitlam, BC 77-78–155 +13

MC Sadiq Jiwa Vancouver, BC 84-71–155 +13

MC Kenner Astles Vancouver, BC 74-81–155 +13

MC Ben Griffin Victoria, BC 79-76–155 +13

MC Trever Harris Qualicum Beach, BC 80-75–155 +13

MC Jamie Cartwright Victoria, BC 77-78–155 +13

MC Aaron Hale Port Moody, BC 72-83–155 +13

MC Mike Hansen Qualicum Beach, BC 79-76–155 +13

MC Nolan Briscoe North Vancouver, BC 74-81–155 +13

MC Austin Hurlbut Calgary, AB 81-75–156 +14

MC Travis Miller Calgary, AB 75-81–156 +14

MC Andrew Funk Sidney, BC 79-77–156 +14

MC Mike McAleer Vancouver, BC 76-80–156 +14

MC Joe Knight Campbell River, BC 76-80–156 +14

MC Dale Stypula Cranbrook, BC 80-76–156 +14

MC Greggory Palmer Port Alberni, BC 78-79–157 +15

MC Bill Hole Vancouver, BC 78-79–157 +15

MC Brian Murphy Victoria, BC 80-77–157 +15

MC Terran Berger Comox, BC 76-81–157 +15

MC Michael Hrabowych Nanaimo, BC 77-81–158 +16

MC Matt Gudmundson Chilliwack, BC 77-81–158 +16

MC Kevin Bennett Castlegar, BC 78-80–158 +16

MC Duncan Bohlen Maple Ridge, BC 77-81–158 +16

MC Ritch Hosker Fort St. John, BC 76-82–158 +16

MC Michael Caan Coquitlam, BC 77-82–159 +17

MC Kaleb Fisher Abbotsford, BC 76-83–159 +17

MC Sean Moen North Vancouver, BC 85-75–160 +18

MC David Barker Victoria, BC 84-76–160 +18

MC Cole Shaw Victoria, BC 85-75–160 +18

MC Aaron Jenkins Invermere, BC 80-80–160 +18

MC Tyler Roope Langley, BC 81-79–160 +18

MC Jack Lilly Victoria, BC 83-78–161 +19

MC Sean Hay Victoria, BC 80-81–161 +19

MC James Casorso Kelowna, BC 79-82–161 +19

MC Scott Benstead Chilliwack, BC 79-82–161 +19

MC Geoff Fahlman Kamloops, BC 84-78–162 +20

MC Jesse Pedersen Kamloops, BC 80-82–162 +20

MC Michael Griffin Victoria, BC 76-86–162 +20

MC Luke Redmond Surrey, BC 83-79–162 +20

MC Conor Rencher Shawnigan Lake, BC 81-82–163 +21

MC Victor Baptiste Oliver, BC 82-81–163 +21

MC Russell DuToit Kimberley, BC 80-83–163 +21

MC Mark Mossfeldt Calgary, AB 80-84–164 +22

MC Len Filek Summerland, BC 85-80–165 +23

MC Derrick Walters Williams Lake, BC 81-84–165 +23

MC Ryan MacLean Radium Hot Springs, BC 79-86–165 +23

MC Michael Lee Kelowna, BC 84-82–166 +24

MC Brent Lock Fort St. John, BC 83-83–166 +24

MC Wayne Carifelle Jr. Quesnel, BC 88-82–170 +28

ABOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

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ABOUT COPPER POINT GOLF CLUB

Carved from the natural beauty of the land, Copper Point follows the rise and fall of the Kootenay Rockies. The challenging layout, exquisite views, lush fairways, undulating greens and legendary hospitality have made Copper Point Golf Club a must play in the Columbia Valley.

The classic Copper Point course offers the perfect balance of comfort and complexity with its unique mix of golf holes. Each hole has its own distinct personality that offer golfers wide fairways, elevation changes, deep woods and high rough, all in perfect harmony with nature.

 

ABOUT THE SPRINGS AT RADIUM

Nestled beside the Rocky Mountains, The Springs is set high along the banks of the mighty Columbia River. The wide open spaces of the Columbia Valley, the snow-capped Purcell Mountains to the west and the imposing Rockies to the east create a stunning backdrop. Renowned course architect Les Furber has crafted the perfect complement to the surrounding scenery. Playing between 5,163 and 6,767 yards, this meticulously maintained par 72 course unfolds along the Columbia River and blends seamlessly into the landscape – combining dramatic golf shots with naturally beautiful views.

 

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