Bernakevitch claims Champion title by four strokes

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RICHMOND, B.C. (PGA of BC) – Maintaining his first round lead, Lindsay Bernakevitch of Victoria Golf Club claimed the 2015 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Club Car Tuesday at Richmond Country Club.

Heading into Tuesday’s round with a two stroke lead over Host Professional Mark Strong and Murray Poje of Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course, at the turn, Bernakevitch’s lead fell to just one stroke over the pair.  
“I just played steady,” Bernakevitch said post-round. “I knew that without a lot of wind today, someone could make a run. But I just tried to keep the ball in play and make greens, and if I made birdies then that was great.”
On the back nine, Bernakevitch fired a total of three birdies, at one point growing his lead to five strokes over Strong and Poje.
“The greens were tough, about the same difficulty of yesterday,” Bernakevitch continued. “I don’t think I had as many good birdie opportunities today. I put myself in a few interesting spots out there, but the greens here are so true and so smooth, it was a pleasure to play on them.”
Bernakevitch finished 4-under 140 for the tournament, cashing a $2,700 cheque for his win. Strong and Poje finished in shared second at even par, cashing $1,750 each.
Bernakevitch’s win is his second of the 2015 PGA of BC season, as he claimed the Tournament of Champions in May with his amateur playing partner Erik Swinburnson.
The 2015 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Club Car featured 39 of the top Head Professional, Head Teaching Professional, and Executive Professionals in British Columbia.
FINAL RESULTS FROM THE 2015 CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON CANADA PGA OF BC CLUB PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY CLUB CAR:
1 Lindsay Bernakevitch (Victoria GC) 69 71 -4 $2,700
T2 Murray Poje (Tsawwassen Springs GC) 71 73 E $1,750
T2 Mark Strong (Richmond CC) 71 73 E $1,750
4 Rob Anderson (Kelowna G&CC) 73 72 1 $1,150
T5 Jeff Wiggins (Mountain View GC) 74 73 3 $850
T5 Scott Rodgers (Meadow Gardens GC) 75 72 3 $850
T7 Ross Mantell (Qualicum Beach Memorial GC) 74 74 4 $650
T7 Kevin Maxwell (Olympic View GC) 78 70 4 $650
T9 Dean Claggett (Two Eagles GC&A) 75 74 5 $475
T9 Padraic O’Rourke (Chateau Whistler GC) 76 73 5 $475
11 Bill Kelly (Glacier Greens GC) 77 73 6 $400
12 Doug Morgan (GolfTEC South Surrey) 78 73 7 $350
13 Ian Henson (Eagle Point G&CC) 81 73 10 $330
T14 Derek Thornley (GI at Fraserview) 79 76 11 $283
T14 Scott Kolb (Victoria GC) 80 75 11 $283
T14 Russ Latimer (Black Mountain GC) 78 77 11 $283
T14 Shannon Glenesk (Vernon G&CC) 80 75 11 $283
18 Brian McDonald (Fairview Mountain GC) 81 75 12 $250
19 Luke McKenzie (Eaglequest GC) 81 76 13 $240

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