Doug Morgan (pictured above at the 2014 PGA of BC Club Professional Championship) shares the lead with Darren Griff at the 2016 PGA of BC Assistants’ Championship.
PHIL JONAS IN THE LEAD TO DEFEND SENIORS’ CHAMPION TITLE
Kamloops, B.C. (PGA of BC) – Both Doug Morgan (Richmond Country Club) and Darren Griff (Morningstar Golf Club)’s game was as hot as the weather on Monday at Kamloops Golf & Country Club, as each shot 6-under 66 to share the first round lead at the FlightScope PGA of BC Assistants’ Championship presented by My Turn Health & Fitness Equipment Inc.
With 3 birdies on the front nine, followed by an eagle and two more birdies on the back, Morgan is in the hunt to win the Assistants’ title once again since his win in 1995. He has also claimed back-to-back PGA of BC Championships in 2009 and 2010.
Morgan and Griff hold a one stroke lead over Luke Bogdan (Ledgeview Golf Club) and Alec Hubert (Fairmont Hot Springs Resort), with 2014 Assistants’ Champion Oliver Tubb (University Golf Club), and the 2015 Assistants’ Runner-Up, John Shin (Northview Golf Academy) in a share for fifth at 3-under 69.
Leading the PGA of BC Seniors’ Championship presented by My Turn Health & Fitness Equipment Inc. is defending champion Phil Jonas (Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club) who shot 7-under to lead, Murray Poje (Tsawwassen Springs Golf) sits 4 back of Jonas at 69.
“I thought (the competitors) played very well today,” said Kamloops Golf & Country Club Head Professional, Brice MacDermott. “I kind of expected 66, I said that from the beginning that 66 would lead the Assistants’ and then Phil Jonas shot 65 in the Seniors’. I talked to a couple guys that played with him and they said he was making it from everywhere and just didn’t miss out there.”
“Really good scoring, conditions were great – it was really hot out there though, which I think was a little bit unexpected, but it was good,” added MacDermott.