Renfrew takes Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC CANADA (Sept. 15, 2011) -- Cory Renfrew, of Cordova Bay Golf Club, shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 to come from behind and capture the BC Mid- Amateur Men’s Championship at Storey Creek Golf Club in Campbell River, BC.

Renfrew, 25, carded four birdies on the day, including the winner on 18, to finish with a tournament score of 7-under-par 209.

“Heading into the tournament I imagined I was going to need a putt to win,” said Renfrew. “When I was on my way to the 18th hole a friend told me I needed a birdie. I ended up with a 6 foot putt straight down the hill and I knew it was my moment and I had to take advantage.”

Finishing in second place with an overall score of 6-under-par 210 was Brent Wilson, of Gorge Vale Golf Club, who also posted a final- round 68.

Third place, and the Master-40 division title, went to Stephen Watson, of Zone 6, with a tournament score of 4-under-par 212.

“Beginning the day I thought I’d have to shoot in the 60’s in order to have a chance at the overall championship,” said Watson, 44, of Nanoose Bay. “On 17 I was one shot back, and since I knew I had the Master-40 sewn up, I thought I’d go for it. I was in-between clubs and didn’t hit it solid and ended up with a double bogey. I made some bad choices today but managed to recover with a birdie on 18 to end up with a 70 which I’m pleased with.”

Defending Champion Greg Koster, who lead both the first and seconds rounds, faltered today and finished the tournament at 3-under- par 213. His problems started on the par-4 9th hole with a double bogey and carried over to the back 9 where he made two more double bogeys to go along with four birdies. His final- round score of 2-over-par 74 was only good enough for 4th place.

The Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship will be held September 5-9, 2011, at the Coppinwood Golf Club in Uxbridge, ON. Representing BC in the Interprovincial Team Championship will be Cory Renfrew, Brent Wilson and Stephen Watson.


Format: 54-hole Stroke Play Competition (Gross only). The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties for the final round.

Age Limit: Entrants must be 25 years of age or older by the start of the tournament.

Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less.

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