Vandenbrink wins on points

Vernon golf pro Keith Vandenbrink made a point Monday in Kelowna. Quite a few points, actually.

Morning Star Staff

Vernon golf pro Keith Vandenbrink made a point Monday in Kelowna.

Quite a few points, actually.

The Hillview pro won the Interior Professional Golf Association’s latest tour event at Gallagher’s Canyon, where golfers were awarded points based on their hole scores (four points for eagle, three for birdie, two for par, one for bogey and no points for double bogey or worse).

Vandenbrink won the event with 37 points, after firing six birdies, three bogeys, one double and parring the rest of the holes.

“I started slow with bogeys on three of the first four holes, birdied sixth, made the double on seven, then got on a nice run with birdies on nine, 10, 11 and 12,” said Vandenbrink, who pocketed $500 for the win.

Vandenbrink finished the round at 1-under 71.

n Vernon’s Brady Stead helped the top-ranked college golf team in Canada blow away the field at the PACWEST season-opening tournament last weekend in Kelowna.

Stead and his No.1-ranked Camosun College Chargers of Victoria scored a 12-stroke win at the UBCO Invitational, held at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club.

A field of seven men’s teams and two women’s teams came out to challenge the 18-hole, 6,885 yard Bear Course.

On the men’s side, the Chargers (580), the host UBC-O Heat (592) and the defending PACWEST Champions, the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, (597) finished top-three.

Stead followed up an opening-round 71 with a 72 to finish four overall at 143. Teammate Mac Keats of Cochrane, Alta. shot a 3-under 69 on Day 2 for low score of the day and tied for second overall.

“The guys fought hard all weekend,” said Chargers head coach John Randle. “I’m proud of their grit and look forward to the rest of the season. With a little more work and getting rid of some mental errors, our best golf is still ahead of us.”

Up next in PACWEST golf action is the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Invitational this weekend at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club.





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