Head Professional Dean Claggett and Club Champion Brandon Ortiz claim 2016 PGA of BC Tournament of Champions, May 30 at the Okanagan Golf Club (Quail Course)
KELOWNA, B.C. (PGA of BC) – Opening the PGA of British Columbia tournament season with a win in Monday’s Tournament of Champions presented by SYNLawn and Rampion Enterprises Ltd. was Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy’s Head Professional Dean Claggett and Club Champion Brandon Ortiz. The team shot a Best Ball score of 6-under 66 to take home the title by two strokes at the Okanagan Golf Club (Quail Course).
“I think we played good as a team,” said Ortiz. “We stayed really patient out there and just didn’t really make a lot of mistakes… And when we did, we really made up for it.”
“More than anything, it was good teamwork,” added Claggett. “I think too, when you go with a good attitude and try to have fun on the golf course, especially when you play with somebody for the first time in a competitive environment, it’s a little bit difficult, but today we did a really good job of staying patient and had fun.”
The Championship was the first time Claggett and Ortiz had played competitively with each other however, their relationship dates back to 2005 when Ortiz began playing at Two Eagles. “We’ve known each other for a long time so today is was relatively easy to just go out and play,” said Claggett.
For their first place finish, Claggett took home the Champion cheque of $1,000, while Ortiz was awarded the amateur prize of a set of Srixon Z745 irons. Finishing two strokes back of the winning team was Kelowna Golf & Country Club’s Head Professional Rob Anderson, and Club Champion James Casorso.
FINAL RESULTS FROM THE 2016 PGA OF BC TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS PRESENTED BY SYNLAWN & RAMPION ENTERPRISES LTD.:
1 Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy (Dean Claggett* & Brandon Ortiz) $1,100.00 66 -6
2 Kelowna Golf & Country Club (Rob Anderson* & James Casorso) $900.00 68 -4
3 Glacier Greens Golf Course (Bill Kelly* & Terran Berger) $530.00 69 -3
3 Black Mountain Golf Club (Russ Latimer* & Ryan Redekopp) $530.00 69 -3
3 Northview Golf Academy (Matt Palsenbarg* & Jae Wook Lee) $530.00 69 -3
3 Kimberley Golf Club (Simon Jones* & Kevin Dereniwsky) $530.00 69 -3
3 Fairview Mountain Golf Club (Brian McDonald* & Larry Yamaguchi) $530.00 69 -3
8 Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club (Mike Loewen* & Lionel Taylor) $230.00 70 -2
8 The Harvest Golf Club (Miles Palahniuk* & William Deck) $230.00 70 -2
8 Canoe Creek Golf Course (Cody Bell* & Don Johnstone) $230.00 70 -2
11 Okanagan Golf Club (Rick Crowson* & Jim Malazdrewicz) $141.42 71 -1
11 Kamloops Golf & Country Club (Brice MacDermott* & Wayne Tresierra) $141.42 71 -1
11 Eaglepoint Golf Resort (Ian Henson* & Mike Porter) $141.42 71 -1
11 Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club (Tyler Brouilette* & Jordan Seigmueller) $141.42 71 -1
11 Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club (Myles Johnson* & Vince Lewis) $141.42 71 -1
11 Penticton Golf & Country Club (Guy Dow* & Brooks Lancaster) $141.42 71 -1
11 Vancouver Golf Club (Randy Smith* & Bryan Killins) $141.42 71 -1
18 Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (Brian Coe* & Travis Evans) $16.66 72 E
18 Lone Wolf Golf Club (Larry Ramstad* & Toby Coyle) $16.66 72 E
18 Richmond Country Club (Mike Cyndroski* & David Gazley) $16.66 72 E
18 Whistler Golf Club (Alan Kristmanson* & Chris Rayner) $16.66 72 E
18 Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club (Lee Alarie* & Alastair Walker) $16.66 72 E
18 Quilchena Golf & Country Club (Victor Vianzon* & Donald Miyazaki) $16.66 72 E
*Results only list players that finished in the prizes
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