Nanaimo, B.C. (VIGolf.ca) – The Zone 6 Men’s Amateur Championship was played last weekend at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club. The best players from north of Duncan were in the field all battling it out to not only be named the best player in Zone 6, but qualify for the 112th BC Men’s Amateur Championship July 15th-18 at the Seymour Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.
In the end, it came down to two players who would decide the 2014 Zone 6 Men’s Amateur Championship. Jason Groshak and 17 year old Zach Anderson, who registered a hole in one during the first round. Once the dust settled and all of the golfers were off the course, the two men went into a sudden death playoff. The playoff lasted one hole as Groshak birdied number 18 to claim the Championship. Rounding out top four, as those players will be a part of the Zone 6 team competing in the team event at the B.C. Amateur Championship are Anmar Anjarwalla who placed third, and Tyler Van Anrooy.
Four person zone teams are named by each zone prior to the start of the tournament. The zone team competition uses the low 3 of 4 scores each day. New for 2014 is the “team competition”, replacing the “club team competition”. Players may make up their own 2-man teams from the field. This championship is a best ball conducted over 72 holes. The top 5 teams from the first 36 holes will be confirmed into the draw, regardless as to whether the players are in the top 70 or not.
There were a total of eleven spots available this year for the B.C. Amateur, and the rest of players who qualified are as follows.
1. Jason Groshak
2. Ammar Anjarwalla
3. Tyler Van Anrooy
4. Logan Yanick
5. Sandy Harper
6. Dallas Jones
7. Joe Knight
8. Andrew Foglietta
9. Dwayne Johnston
10. Rick Duerden
11. Spencer Rhodes
12. Bouyra Santiago – first alternate
13. Scott Lemon – second alternate
14. Dean Thulin – third alternate
The BC Men’s Amateur Championship is open to 156 amateur golfers who are exempt or have qualified through their zone. The event is 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to 70 and ties after 36 holes.The Zone Team Championship is held concurrently with the first and second rounds of the BC Amateur.