Players Announced for the VGT Golf West Vancouver Shootout
VGT Golf West Vancouver Shoot-out
The District of West Vancouver, Golf West Vancouver and the Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT) are pleased to announce the ten players who will be competing in the VGT Golf West Vancouver Shootout on Wednesday May 16:
- Bryn Parry, North Vancouver -Winner 2011 Rogers Canada Cup
- Ryan Williams, Vancouver -Winner 2011 West Coast Golf Group Pro-Am
- Jeremy Paradis, Langley -Two 2nd places finishes on 2011 VGT
- Brett Webster, Abbotsford -Rookie of the Year 2011 VGT
- Dave Zibrik, Vancouver -#27 ranked player in the PGA of Canada
- Oliver Tubb, (Glasgow, Scotland) Vancouver -Past Great Lakes Tour winner
- Matt Makinson, Coquitlam -#5 ranked player on the 2012 VGT
- James Presnail -Head Professional Gleneagles Golf Course
- Fraser Mulholland -commissioner VGT
- Alex Jardine -Low Score open qualifying at Gleneagles (1 under par, 34)
“We are looking forward to a great day and some great golf at Gleneagles Golf Course. This will be an opportunity for the residents of our community to come out and see VGT’s best Professionals play in a fun and entertaining format,” stated Dan Henegar, manager of Parks, Arboriculture and Horticulture for the District of West Vancouver.
All 10 players begin play on the first tee as one large group. In this format one player will be eliminated on each hole until a winner remains. The player with the highest score on each hole is eliminated. If the high score is a tie between two or more players, there will be a pre-designated tie-breaking chip, pitch or putt off area. The player in the tiebreaker furthest from the hole will be eliminated. Only two players will be left by the 9th hole, which will determine the Champion. The purse for the event is $1,750 with winner taking home $1,000.
“Gleneagles is going to provide a very good test for the VGT’s Professionals,” said Fraser Mulholland, Commissioner of the Vancouver Golf Tour. “The players are already talking about this format and I think we’ll see a lot of birdies from this talented group of players,” added Mulholland.
The day begins on the first hole at 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute clinic put on by some of the VGT Professionals. The ten players tee off starting at 4:30 p.m. off the first tee. The event is open to spectators and is free to attend.