BC Golf News
August 1, 2013, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – In 1969 Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh put his name in the record book for the first time when he captured both the British Columbia Junior Boys and B.C. Men’s Amateur golf championships as a 17-year-old. Today, 44 years later, the 61-year-old Canadian Golf and B.C.
Hall of Fame of Golf icon is still making history after going wire-to-wire and winning his first B.C. Senior championship by three strokes.
Since that breakthrough victory in 1969, Roxburg defended his B.C. Junior title and went on to win a total 13 BC Amateur championships, four Canadian Amateur titles, one Canadian Junior crown and has represented B.C. and Canada in numerous international single and team competitions.
Playing at the 6,393-yard Eaglepoint Golf Resort in Kamloops, B.C., Roxburgh’s three round total of 67-72-71 placed him at a six-under par 210, good enough for a three stroke win over Brian De Biasio (72-71-70-213) of Qualicum Beach.
Finishing in solo third behind Roxburgh and De Biasio was Pemberton’s Lance Lundy who fired an incredible bogey free five-under-par 67 during Wednesday’s final round to finish the Championship at two under par 214 (74-73-67).
Taking home solo fourth and the final spot on Team British Columbia heading to the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship along with De Biasio and Lundy was Norm Bradley at -1 (73-72-70-215). Roxburgh has declined to play for Team British Columbia and will not be attending Canadian Seniors at the Briar Club in Sutton West, Ontario from August 27-30th.
Defending champion Sandy Harper of Nanaimo finished in T8 position after firing rounds of 75-75-70-220 (+4).
In the Super Senior division, Tony Hatchwell of Nanaimo and defending division title holder Ray Henry of Victoria both posted 54-hole 220 (+4) totals, requiring a sudden-death playoff at the first hole, a downhill par 4 that saw 14 birdies on the final day, to settle the title. Both players hit poor second shots, however, Hatchwell was able to get up-and-down by making an 18-foot par putt for the win.
Both Henry and Hatchwell finished T8 in the overall Championship along with Harper, Seattle’s Larry Daniels and 4-time past champion Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody.