(ISN) – KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 3, 2014) – He’s one of the newest members of the
PGA of BC and soon to be a father, but Oliver Tubb of the Seymour Creek Golf Centre
can now add the title of 2014 FlightScope/COBRA PUMA Golf PGA of BC Assistants’
Champion to his resume.
Tubb beat his friend, competitor, and boss Bryn Parry on the first hole of sudden
death, making a birdie four despite finding two separate bunkers. Parry hit a beautiful
drive, but pulled his second into the bushes left to give Tubb an advantage that
ultimately decided the title. Parry made the playoff by jarring a 14-foot eagle
putt on the 18th to match Tubb’s two-round score of -4, 140.
Parry started the day a stroke ahead of Tubb but the two were the last men standing
on a windy afternoon at Rivershore. That wind saw first round leader Dave Zibrik
of the Capilano Golf & Country Club fall to a three-way tie for third place.
“I’m pretty happy with how I played both days,” said Tubb. “It’s been quite some
time since I played up to the level I expect of myself.”
Tubb said he wasn’t a bit surprised to see Parry tie him with eagle on the last
“Never a doubt that he’d make it,” said Tubb. “And even when I was in the bunker
on 18, I figured that I had a pretty good lie and I could get it close to the green
or to the front bunker with my 4-iron.”
Parry could only watch as Tubb hit his third to 10 feet and with two putts to spare,
Tubb calmly stroked in the birdie putt to cash the $3,000 first-prize cheque. Parry
receives $1,750 for his efforts while Richard Choi of The Redwoods Golf Course,
Sang Hoon (Tony) Kim of Golftown Richmond, and Zibrik tied at -2, each taking home
“It’s not fun to lose, but I have so much fun playing against these young guys,
whether it be Clapper (Brad Clapp), Greg (Machtaler) or Oliver, who I’ve gotten
to know as a friend and now even better because we work together,” said Parry. “Every
year, it’s a different group of challengers, guys like Oliver and Luke Bogdan and
that means I have to keep getting better, I have to keep improving to keep up with
Tubb wasn’t the only PGA of BC Member celebrating at Rivershore, as McCleery Golf
Course professional James Harper shot a second straight 69 to win the 2014 PGA of
BC Seniors’ Championship by two strokes over Dean Claggett of Two Eagles Golf Course
Harper had as much as a three-stroke lead over Claggett midway through the round,
but Claggett battled to make up the deficit by the 16th hole. The title would be
decided on the 17th hole, a tough par-3 where Claggett couldn’t save par from the
front left bunker. Harper would add some insurance on the 18th by making birdie
to win by two strokes.
“I think this is the first PGA of BC title I’ve won since winning a Pro-Assistant
with Tim Tait,” said Harper. “What makes it great for me is that I was playing solidly,
Dean was playing solid and we were having a great time out there.”
Harper credited his wife, Josephine Mirandolle, with not only caddying for him,
but supporting him in his golf dreams.
“She’s a good caddie because she helps me out with so many things,” said Harper.
“She caddied for me in Portugal earlier this year when I tried to play European
Senior Tour Q-School and I’m very lucky to have her with me.”
Harper pockets $1,500 for winning, while Claggett takes home $1,100. Coming third
(and the only other player to break par in the Seniors’ Division) was Gordon Mink
of GolfTown Langley, who shot rounds of 70 and 71 to finish three strokes back.
Mink takes home $900, plus an additional $300 for being the low Super Senior (60
years and older).
2014 FlightScope / COBRA PUMA Golf PGA of BC Assistants’ Championship
1 Oliver Tubb* Seymour Creek Golf Centre -4 $3,000.00 *won in playoff
2 Bryn Parry Seymour Creek Golf Centre -4 $1,750.00
T3 Richard Choi The Redwoods Golf Course -2 $1,050.00
T3 Sang Hoon (Tony) Kim Golftown – Richmond -2 $1,050.00
T3 Dave Zibrik Capilano Golf & Country Club -2 $1,050.00
6 Edd Boudreau Gorge Vale Golf Club -1 $800.00
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2014 PGA of BC Seniors’ Championship
1 James Harper McCleery Golf Course -6 $1500.00
2 Dean Claggett Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy -4 $1100.00
3 Gordon Mink* Golftown Langley -3 $900.00