Kevin Carrigan of Victoria leads the field by one-stroke after round two of the British Columbia Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship being hosted by Summerland Golf and Country Club.
Carrigan, a member of Royal Colwood Golf Club and 2011 BC Amateur runner-up, struggled early in his round with two bogeys on the opening three holes before catching fire with 6 birdies and only one more bogey coming in en route to a three-under par 69 and two-round 141 total.
When asked about his second round on the 6,656-yard par 72 Summerland G&CC, Carrigan felt he player better golf during round one but was not disappointed with the result.
“I feel like I played just as good if not better yesterday,” stated Carrigan. “The course was a bit easier today without the wind blowing around. The course is in great shape so it was fun out there today.”
Sitting only one off the overall pace is Penticton resident Cory Hilditch who navigated rainy conditions and tough pin-placements for an impressive round of two-under par 70 and a two round 142 total. Hilditch, a member of Penticton Golf and Country Club, will be paired in the final grouping with Carrigan and Greg Koster of Courtenay who fired a two-under par 70, 143 total.
The Mid-Amateur division, featuring players aged 25-39, has Carrigan leading the way, followed by Hilditch and Travis Eggers of Fort St. John who is two back of both the overall Championship lead and the division lead. The Lakepoint Golf and Country Club member couldn’t seem to get solid traction during today’s play with a round that featured five birdies and five bogeys but still a respectable even-par 72, 143 total.
The Master-40 division, which showcases men aged 40 and older, has a tie atop its leaderboard with Koster and Norm Bradley of Kelowna. Bradley followed up an opening round one-under par performance with a even-par round of 72, 143 total. Both players are tied for third in the overall competition.
Sitting alone in third place in the Master-40 division is Greg Bismeyer of Pitt Meadows and a BC Golf Public Players Club member out of Zone 3, Fraser Valley. Bismeyer is one-stroke back of the division lead and three-strokes back of the overall Championship lead after a two-round total of 144.
Round of the day went to Jeremy Osborne of Salmon Arm who carded a four-under par 68.
Running concurrently with the individual Championship during the first two rounds was the White/Haddrell Club Team Championship. Two-man club teams are selected following the second day of play to determine the lowest club. The teams are selected based on clubs with two or more competitors. Compliments of Victoria’s Bryan Scott and Carrigan, Royal Colwood Golf Club is the 2012 White Haddrell Club Team Champion.
Final round tee times begin at 7:30am on the first hole with the leaders set to tip-it-up at 11:33am.