Summerland golfers place in BC PGA tournament series

Golf pro Tyrel Babkirk, with partner Len Filek, came in at T-8th with -2 and won $184.

  • Jun. 20, 2012 12:00 p.m.

A golf pro and a top amateur partner from Summerland Golf and Country Club placed in the Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia’s recent tournament at the Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna.

Golf pro Tyrel Babkirk, with partner Len Filek, came in at T-8th with -2 and won $184.

Winner of the tournament was Mark Anderson, head professional at the Mission Golf and Country Club, partnered with club champion Stu Dunaway, shooting a 7 under par 65. Anderson earned the top professional prize of $1,200 while Dunaway won a set of TaylorMade R11 irons.

Second were Royal Colwood’s team of head professional Jason Giesbrecht and Chris Westlake. Finishing two off the lead in third place (67) were Rob Anderson and Jason Monteleone of Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

The TaylorMade & Adidas Golf PGA of B.C. Tournament of Champions pairs the best amateur player at golf clubs across the province with that golf club’s head professional.

The scoring format of Best Ball takes only the best score of the two players per hole, giving the potential of scoring well provided both teammates do not struggle on the same hole. The prize structure offers professionals a chance to win a share of the $6,850 purse, and the amateurs an opportunity to win their share of more than $7,000 of golf products.

In another PGA tournament, Greg Machtaler of Summerland placed T-16th with  71, 74,       +1 in the FlightScope / Cobra PUMA Golf PGA of BC Assistants’ Championship in June 4 and 5. He took home a prize of $425. Winner of the championship was Brad Clapp.

The Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia is an association comprised of more than 650 golf professionals who work at and operate golf courses, driving ranges and other facilities across the province. Its mandate is to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events.