Local Favorite In The Lead After Day 1 of Sunice Tour Championship
Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) had a slow start making the turn at 1 over, however he turned things around on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 13, 14, 16 and 17, finishing with a 3 under 67. Sitting alone at second place with a 2 under round of 68 is Jamie Kureluk (GolfTEC Calgary) who had 6 birdies on the day. Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) currently sits in third with a score of 69.
Other players to watch for tomorrow include Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy at McCall Lake), Blair Buttar (GolfTEC Edmonton), David MacComb (Blackhawk GC), Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Inglewood) , Justin Stoski (Paradise Canyon GR) and Scott Smith (Bearspaw CC) who are all within striking distance at four back.
2nd WIN, 2ND COURSE RECORD
Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) followed up his win at the PGA of Alberta Championship tying another course record and winning the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event hosted by Sundre GC. Risdon had 7 birdies and no bogies on his way to a 7-under 65. Thomas Schupp (Eaglequest Golf Dome) also had a great day finishing second with a 4-under 68. Richard Stringer (Earl Grey GC) rounded out the top three with a 3-under 69. Click here for all the results.
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Nominate a fellow golf professional
The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 PGA of Alberta Awards. Get your nominations in today to make sure that your fellow PGA of Alberta Members are getting the recognition they deserve. Deadline is Tuesday, September 1st. Click here to download the Nomination Form.
Scott Allred is tied for 3rd at the PGA of Canada Senior Championship.
After 6-under 65 yesterday Scott Allred of Elbow Springs GC is tied for 3rd after 2 rounds at the PGA of Canada Senior Championship. Good luck today Scott in the final round. CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS.
Richard Stringer (Earl Grey GC) shot a 3-under 68 and held on to win the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event by one shot over playing partner Jordan Fenwick (Rivers Edge GC). Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Inglewood) and Jamie Kureluk (GolfTEC Calgary) finished tied for third with 70. Click here for all the results.
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Golf Tip: How to be a better putter
To ensure both a good putting stroke and a square putter blade, Royal Mayfair’s Jeremy Lavallee uses a double gate drill. Lavallee starts by putting down two golf tees that are just wider than the putter blade itself. Then he will hit a few putts to see how much the putt is breaking. At the apex of the break — or about half way through the putt — he will put down two more tees a few inches apart. Click here to read the full tip.
Fourteen players passed the Playing Ability Test at RedTail Landing GC. Seven players passed the Class "A" standard of acceptance, shooting 156 or better while seven passed the CFM standard of acceptance. Click here for full P.A.T. results.
Players saw fortunate weather today at the RedTail Landing GC Players’ Tour event proudly sponsored by Callaway Golf, FlightScope, and SkyCaddie. After having thirteen players go below par on day one, pin locations were set up even more favourably for round two allowing players to attack the green and make moves. Jamie Kureluk (GolfTEC Calgary) took full advantage of the conditions and won the final Players’ Tour event of 2015 after shooting a two day total 133 (11-under). Kureluk earns $2,200 in prize money for the win. Right behind Kureluk coming in second was Matthew Mah (Mill Woods GC) and Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) with a two day total 135. Landing in fourth was Tyler LeBouthillier (Silver Springs G&CC) with a two day score 136. Low round of the day was by Belbin shooting an insane 8-under 64, tying the course record. Click here for full tournament results.
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5 players qualified for the Shaw charity classic
5 players qualified for the Champions Tour Shaw Charity Classic on August 7-9 at Canyon Meadows G&CC. Eric Egloff had the low round of the day shooting a 5-under 65, followed by Guy Boros with a 3-under 67 and 4 tied for at 68 for the last 3 spots. Bob Niger, P.H. Horgan and Sonny Skinner all advancing to the weekend. Click here for full results.