Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C., shot a final-round, 1-under-par 70 to come from behind and win the Pacific Northwest Mid-Amateur on the Valley Course at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C.
Wilson had stumbled in the championship’s opening round, shooting a 5-over 76. “I was just thinking, get back into red numbers and maybe I can get into one of the last couple of groups for the last round,” he said. He did that and more in the second round when he started eagle-birdie-birdie and never looked back, blistering the course for a 6-under-par 65 to vault into contention, setting up Sunday’s stellar final round to finish at 2-under 211.
A member at Victoria’s Gorge Vale Golf Club, Wilson has been a consistent contender in the region’s amateur championships, qualifying for Team BC in the 2012 PNGA Cup and representing British Columbia in the 2014 International Amateur Championship in Lima, Peru. Last week, he competed in the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship in Nova Scotia. This is Wilson’s first PNGA championship as an individual.
Hall Takes Canadian Senior Am
Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under-par 65 to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.
Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions Friday to shoot 1-over 73 and claim a one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.
“There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my résumé is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title. Earlier this year, he won the Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship.
Although windswept conditions postponed play and ultimately reduced the championship to 54 holes, Hall welcomed the added adversity.