Victoria, B.C.May 21st, 2014 (VIGolf.ca) – As usual the Cedar Hill Open was a full field represented by some of Vancouver Island’s best pro’s and amateur’s mixed with everyday golf addicts all competing to get a piece of the Cedar Hill Open crown. The annual tournament is a staple in the Vancouver Island competitive golf schedule as the Cedar Hill Open celebrated it’s 51st anniversary.
It was a decent weekend of golf weather and competition wise, and some low scores were posted. In the end it was former Camosun Chargers golf team member Jarred Callbeck who showed the field he was the man to beat posting scores of 62 and 63 for a total of 125. Callbeck, who is an amateur and has been tossing around the idea possibly of turning professional in the future says it was big win considering the field so strong.
“I was very excited to win the Cedar Hill Open. Many golfers that I look up to have won this tourny, including Lance McCullough, Gordie Scutt, and Cory Renfrew. Also, beating Kevin Carrigan (one of the top amateurs in the world) by one felt pretty good. I birdied the last to win by one. I figured the putt was either for the win or the tie because Kevin was watching. Overall, I’m very excited and relieved to have one my first open.”
One of the favourites every year, Gordy Scutt who grew up learning the game at Cedar Hill and has won this tournament numerous times in the past failed to put himself into contention this year posting a two day total of 137.
Canada’s 4th ranked amateur golfer and participant in the last years RBC Canadian Open, Kevin Carrigan of the Royal Colwood Golf Club, who has won this event in the past and was another favourite to win finished in second one stroke behind Callbeck at 126.
Brock Holland of the Olympic View Golf club who won the amateur side of the Arbutus Ridge Open a couple of weeks ago put himself into contention to win the golf tournament as he was the first round leader. However, he couldn’t quite match Callbeck’s 63 on Sunday, and ended up finishing in third with a two day total of 128.
Winning the professional side of the event was Ben Griffin of the Uplands Golf Club. Ben posted a two day total of 129. Finishing runner up was Paul Davenport with 131, followed closely by PGA Tour Canada member Kent Fukushima, and unattached pro Bryan Scott with a scores of 132.