Bayview Place Island Savings Open


June 5,2014(ISN) – Victoria BC – The 2014 season continues this week at the 31st Bayview Place Island Savings Open
presented by Times Colonist, which was PGA TOUR Canada’s inaugural event in 2013.
Uplands Golf Club, where tight fairways and fast greens produced the highest
winning score to par on PGA TOUR Canada last season, will once again test the
field. Past champions of the event include PGA TOUR players Steve Stricker
(1990), Brandt Jobe (1993), Jason Bohn (1999), Ken Duke (2000), David Hearn
(2004), Spencer Levin (2007), recent Tour winner Byron Smith (2009) and
Canadian legends Dave Barr (1981) and Bob Panasik (1986).

U.S. Open Qualifiers

The following PGA TOUR Canada members successfully made their way into the U.S.
Open next week in Pinehurst, North Carolina and will play this week at Uplands:

Clayton Rask (Elk River, Minnesota)

Zac Blair (Ogden, Utah)

Locals in the field

Vancouver Island natives make up a small but strong contingent of the field this
week, led by 2012 runner-up and Victoria native Cory Renfrew as well as 2013
Order of Merit runner-up Riley Wheeldon, who hails from Comox, a three-hour drive
north on Vancouver Island. Wheeldon finished third here last year. Other Victoria
natives in the field include two-time Canadian mid-amateur champion Kevin
Carrigan, Uplands Club Champion Brock Olson, Olympic View Golf Club head
professional Kevin Maxwell and former University of Victoria golf team member
Mitch Evanecz, all of whom are playing on sponsor exemptions.

Race for The Five underway

The top five players on the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit will earn status
on the Tour, making each shot and every dollar important in terms of who
will graduate to the Tour in 2015. With all 50 cards to the PGA TOUR now
coming from the Tour, it’s possible for players to move on from PGA TOUR
Canada to the PGA TOUR in just over one year’s time.

Golf Canada National Amateur Team Exemptions

At each regular PGA TOUR Canada event, two sponsor exemptions will be awarded to
current or former members of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team. Alumni of the
team to have played on PGA TOUR Canada include Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and
Nick Taylor. Below are the players teeing it up this week:

Mitch Evanecz, Red Deer, Alberta

Mitch Sutton, London, Ontario

Other Sponsor Exemptions:

Kevin Carrigan, Victoria, BC

Kevin Maxwell, Victoria, BC

Jon Mills, Oshawa, ON

Brock Olson, Victoria, BC

Curtis Yonke, Overland Park, KS

Todd Pence, Cheney, WA

Monday Qualifiers

Below are this successful entrants from Open Qualifying, which took place at
Gorge Vale Golf Club (bold denotes Canadian, * = PGA TOUR Canada member)

1. Stephen Carney* (Tulsa, OK) – 66

T-2. Joshua Wooding* (Purcellville, VA) – 67

T-2. Evan Harmeling* (Andover, MA) – 67

T-4. Andrew Vijarro (Bend, OR) – 69

T-4. Kyle Morris* (Worthington, OH) – 69

T-4. Stuart Anderson* (Strathmore, AB) – 69

T-4. Ben Weir (Mesa, AZ) – 69

T-4. Brant Peaper* (Tequesta, FL) – 69

T-4. T.J. Bordeaux* (Tacoma, WA) – 69

T-4. Kevin Stinson* (Mission, BC) – 69

Player Notes

Peterborough, Ontario’s Ted Brown, who earned exempt status on PGA TOUR Canada
this year at the British Columbia Qualifying Tournament, makes his first start
and is coming off a win on the eGolf Tour last week.
NEC Series – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica winners in the field: Julian Etulain (2014
Lexus Panama Classic, 2013 Lexus Peru Open), Alan Wagner (2012 Roberto de
Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC), Michael Buttacavoli (2013 Dominican Republic
Open), Ty Capps (2014 Roberto de Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC)
Victoria native Cory Renfrew has finished in the top-10 in each of his two
starts here, including a tie for second in 2012 and a tie for eighth last year
Past champions in the field: Stephen Gangluff (2013), Brock Mackenzie (2010)
Stuart Anderson, who has non-playing Veteran Member status on PGA TOUR Canada,
is making his first start of the season after getting through Open Qualifying

Miscellaneous Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist Notes

32 Canadians are playing this week
Uplands plays host to the tournament for the 13th time and seventh straight
since 2008
The last Canadian to win the tournament is Craig Taylor in 2005