The Vancouver City Open wrapped up today with some drama at the finish. Nine holes into the final round the tournament leaderboard looked much like it did at the end of round two, Bryn Parry in the lead at 12 under par and Stuart Anderson one behind at 11 under par. Both players carded even par 35’s on the front nine at McCleery. Phil Jonas and Oliver Tubb both made a bit of a move on the front nine after each carded two under par 33’s, but were still well back of Parry at eight under par.
However on the back nine Parry, after a bogey on 10, made birdies on 11, 14 and 16 to get to 14 under par and hold a 4 shot lead over Jonas and Anderson. That is when it got interesting, following Parry’s 40 footer for birdie on 16, he drove it in the trees on 17, missed the green right, chipped it about 35 feet from the pin and three putted to fall back to 12 under par. The door was open for someone to make a move and Jonas did with birdies at 10, 11 and 14 however Jonas playing in the group ahead, had just made bogey at 16 and fell back to 10 under par. Anderson also made bogey at 17 and fell back to 9 under par and Tubb managed to birdie his final to tie Anderson also at 9 under. With a two putt par on 18, Parry had his victory after a final round 71 at McCleery to finish two shots ahead of Jonas and claim the 2009 Vancouver City Open. This victory also clinched the Vancouver Golf Tour Clevland Srixon Canada Order of Merit for Parry and won him the entry into the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School.
In the Amateur Championship flight, Adam Cornelson finished at two over par and defeated Matthew Rohatensky by three shots. Amateur Flight A saw Graham Twiss finish at 22 over par and one stroke ahead of Michael Woods. In Amateur Flight B Peter Huai shot 40 over par and won by two shots over William Leong.