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July 22nd, 2014 – Comox Valley, British Columbia (VIGolf.ca)- The ninth event of 2014 toothguy.ca VI Pro Tour was played Tuesday, July 15th at the Glacier Greens Golf Course for the Slegg Lumber Pro-Am in support of Junior Golf in the Comox Valley. The 19 professionals in the field were treated to a very challenging golf course, on a brilliant day. The format for the day was a Pro-Am, with each team of 5 scoring the best two net balls.

In the Pro Competition, Kevin Maxwell of the Olympic View golf club defended his win from 2013 and finished with a 2 under 70. Maxwell, was born an raised in the Comox Valley is no stranger to the golf course as he played it a lot growing up.

“I love going back to Glacier Greens. It’s a really difficult golf course, full of challenging shots, and each hole calls for a certain shot shape making the whole course interesting,” said Maxwell who played college golf at the University of New Orleans before turning to the professional side of the golf industry.

At one point in the round it wasn’t looking promising for Maxwell to defend his title.

“I wasn’t sure if my round  was going to be enough to win, but I was happy to come back well after 3 bogies in a row. Glacier is a tough track so anything under par is usually in there. ”

Finishing in second alone was Matt Cella who fired a 1 under par 71. Tied in third were our host professional Bill Kelly, Lance McCullough, and Doug Hastie, each shooting  even par. Host club assistant Brian Wise tied Rich Ingle for fifth place at 1 over par 73. Finishing in seventh alone was Matt Matheson who managed a 2 over 74. In the team competition, Bill Kelly’s team narrowly outpaced Brian Benedictson’s team shooting an outstanding 29 under par to Team Benedictson’s 28 under par. Teams DeLaRay and Riley finished in a tie for third at 27 under par.

Official results from the VIPT Slegg Lumber Pro-AM:

Kevin Maxwell 70
Matt Cella 71
Bill Kelly 72
Lance McCullough 72
Doug Hastie 72
Brian Wise 73
Rich Ingle 73
Matt Matheson 74
Bryan Scott 77
Paul Dashkewytch 77
Terrance Drader 78
Aaron Grice 79
Edd Boudreau 79
Axle Riley 79
Kevin Black 81
Adam Haddad 81
Robin Hutchinson 82
Rod Prieto 84
Keith Gibson 87