McCullough wins Cowichan Open in a playoff

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Duncan, British Columbia. (VIGolf.ca) – The annual Cowichan Open which is played at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club every year couldn’t have played out any better. Every year the open attracts some of the island’s best players, and this year was no exception. Conditions were pretty much ideal as there were some good scores being posted.

The field was a mixture of professionals and amateurs, and in the end the tournament came down to a playoff between an amateur and a professional. Brent Wilson who is a member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club battled Lance McCullough who is a professional at the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria. Both men finished the two day tournament a top of the leader board in a tie for 137. The playoff lasted two holes as it was Lance McCullough beating Wilson to claim victory at the 62nd annual Cowichan Open.

“I played good the first day but then started bad on Sunday. Got a couple late birdies on 15 and 16 knowing I had to match 3 under and then made a couple of nervy pars on the last two holes. Had to get up and down on both and made some clutch putts, then made another one on the first playoff hole to stay alive but couldn’t do the same on the 2nd. Congrats to Lance, he played well all tournament and deserved to win,” said Wilson.

In the professional event, it was Edd Boudreau of the Gorge Vale Golf Club giving McCullough a run for his money as he was two strokes behind and ended up finishing in second place. Finishing one shot back of Boudreau for third was Bryan Scott of the Olympic View Golf Club, and James Harper with a two day total of 140.

On the amateur side, it was Tristan Mandur finishing second and three strokes behind Wilson at 140. Close on his heels in third place was Derek Reid who grew up playing golf at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill. Reid fired a two day total of 143, which was one shot better the Callum Davison who finished in fourth at 144.

The Low Net champion was decided by a tie with Aaron Frost and Tai Reynolds both firing two day totals of 135, while the Seniors Low Gross champion was Brain Biasio with a score of 142. The Seniors Low Net champion went to Steve Legear.

Official results for this year’s Cowichan Open can be found here:

http://www.cowichangolfclub.ca/userfiles/2014%20Discovery%20Honda%20Cowichan%20Open%20Results.pdf