A golf course in Pitt Meadows will host the BC Amateur Championship starting today.
Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Country Club, the par 72, 7,000-yard facility in Pitt Meadows, will challenge the skills of 156 players at the 110th BC Amateur Championship starting today.
From July 24 to 27 Swan-e-set will be in pristine condition and demand nothing but perfection from the players in the field.
Team Canada Development Squad member and Pitt Meadows resident Kevin Kwon is a likely favourite on his home turf, but fellow teammates Adam Svensson of Surrey (2010 champion) and Airdrie, Alberta native Riley Fleming might have something to say about a Kwon victory. All three Team Canada members have been playing strong golf in the 2012 campaign to date.
Unable to defend his 2011 BC Amateur title is West Vancouver's David Rose who received an invitation to the coveted Pacific Coast Amateur slated during the same time frame at Bandon Dunes GC in Bandon, Ore. As a result of his inability to defend, the 110th BC Amateur will have a guaranteed fresh face in the winner's circle.
The 2011 BC Amateur runner-up and 2012 Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Carrigan of Victoria would like to add an Amateur title to his trophy case. His fellow competitors from Victoria in Bryan Toth (2006 champion) and Bryan Scott, might object and would certainly like to be the ones hoisting the Bostock Trophy on day four as champion.
Also a leaderboard notable and fresh off his debut in the British Columbia Senior Men's Championship is Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver. Roxburgh would no doubt like to add to his already unprecedented 13 BC Amateur titles by winning another one in the Lower Mainland.
Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to attend the free event.