Team British Columbia wins provincial title at Canadian Men’s Senior Championship
Golf Canada – Brady Exber takes solo lead after 36-holes; Doug Roxburgh leads Super Senior
BATHURST, N.B. – The second round of the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded Wednesday at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club with Team British Columbia emerging as provincial team champions.
The trio of Doug Roxburgh (Vancouver), John Gallacher (Burnaby, B.C.) and Al Jensen (Nanaimo, B.C.) posted a combined second-round score of 2-over-146 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 297 (+9).
It was a close finish between Team British Columbia and Team Alberta, which was comprised of John Festival (Calgary), Brian Coston (Calgary) and Ken Griffith (Red Deer, Alta.). The Alberta trio, who are defending champions, finished a single-shot back of Team British Columbia, sharing runner-up honours with Team Quebec, comprised of Shawn Farrell (St-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.), François Bissonnette (Mirabel, Que.) and Michel Roy (Québec, Que.). Team Alberta and Team Quebec finished with a total of 10-over-298.
Team British Columbia member and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, Doug Roxburgh, walks away from the second round with his team winning the inter-provincial competition and holding the lead in the Super Senior Division.
“It’s great,” when asked how it feels to be leading the Super Senior Division, “I just want to go out and play golf while representing B.C. and see how our team did, and now we have the individual side of it, and so we just keep plugging away.”
The Vancouver native leads the Super Senior by 5 stokes after carding a 1-under-71 on Wednesday to sit 1-over for the tournament.
“I played fairly steady and missed a couple of short ones, but other than that you have to be pretty happy with it, I’ll take a 71,” Roxbugh laughed.
The 2014 Canadian Men’s Senior champion holds a five-shot lead on Lars Melander from Oakville, Ont. and Lance Lundy from Pemberton, B.C., who share second with a total score of 150 (+6).
Brady Exber took the solo lead Wednesday in the Senior Division after recording a tournament low round of 4-under-68.
The Las Vegas native teed off on hole 10 and fired two birdies against two bogeys on his front nine making the turn at even for the day. He continued to record four more birdies on the back nine to take a three-shot lead.
“It’s always good to make six birdies,” Exber smiled. “I had two mistakes, I bogeyed 17 and just missed the green a little bit and flubbed a chip. I three putted 18, that was very disappointing.”
Exber enters the third round on Thursday without having a bogey on the front nine.
“I played the front nine well, the front nine is a little easier than the back nine. But I haven’t made a bogey on the front yet, knock on wood,” added the 62-year-old.
Peter Detemple from Lexington Park, MD., initially from Vancouver, moved one spot back into second after sharing the lead with Exber after Tuesday’s round. Detemple carded another 71 to sit 2-under for the tournament.
Not far behind is 2017 Canadian Senior champion Gene Elliott who fired a 3-under 69 to sit alone in third, just one stroke behind Detemple.
A total of 74 players finished 156-or-better to advance past the 36-hole cut. The third round will begin Thursday at 8 a.m. ADT.
The 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Champion will earn an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at the Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 24-29, 2019.
Additional information, including full scores from the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship can be here.
Note to Media: Photos of the event can be found here.
2018 CANADIAN MEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS
1 Brady Exber Las Vegas, NV 71-68–139 -5
2 Peter Detemple Lexington Park, MD 71-71–142 -2
3 Gene Elliott West Des Moines, IA 74-69–143 -1
4 Jack Hall Savannah, GA 75-69–144 E
T5 Allen Barber Yorktown, VA 72-73–145 +1
T5 Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC 74-71–145 +1
2018 INTER-PROVINCIAL TEAMS
1 Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC John Gallacher Burnaby, BC Al Jensen Nanaimo, BC 151-146–297 +9
T2 John Festival Calgary, AB Brian Coston Calgary, AB Ken Griffith Red Deer, AB 148-150–298 +10
T2 Shawn Farrell St-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC François Bissonnette Mirabel, QC Michel Roy Québec, QC 152-146–298 +10
4 Rick Hallberg Weyburn, SK Ken Rodgers Regina, SK Tony Turay Saskatoon, SK 148-151–299 +11
5 Mark Brewer Pickering, ON Tim Southcott Milton, ON Robert Gibson Toronto, ON 151-154–305 +17
6 Michael Walker Winnipeg, MB William Parker Winnipeg, MB Garth Collings Matlock, MB 155-152–307 +19
7 Jim MacMaster Inverness, NS Ed Peverill New Minas, NS Dean Woodman Windsor, NS 159-150–309 +21
8 Mark Armstrong Rothesay, NB Denis Beaulieu St. Quentin, NB Fernand Robichaud Six Roads, NB 158-155–313 +25
T9 Scott Purdy Charlottetown, PE Randy Bernard O’Leary, PE Thane Thomson Cornwall, PE 155-162–317 +29
T9 Chuck Conley St. John’s, NL Glen Burke Stephenville, NL Stephen Colford St. John’s, NL 157-160–317 +29
2018 SUPER SENIOR RESULTS
1 Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC 74-71–145 +1
T2 Lance Lundy Pemberton, BC 79-71–150 +6
T2 Lars Melander Oakville, ON 76-74–150 +6
4 Adélard Collin Québec, QC 78-74–152 +8
5 Michel Roy Québec, QC 79-74–153 +9
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