The GolfBC Championship 2017 – Monday Qualifier

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1:20 Tee time -Hole 10

Monday, June 12th 

Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

The GolfBC Championship 2017 Monday Qualifier

Kelowna, BC

Okanagan Golf Course – Bear Course

Weather – 82 degrees, sunny, 10MPH wind

GolfBC Championship 2017 Front 9:  Holes 10 – 18

I was ready to go. My wife, Mary, was going to watch me today, so I felt like I had to play well! I ripped driver 320 yards right down the middle. I had a great front nine, which were holes 10-18 for me. I missed a good opportunity for birdie on number 18, but did not let that discourage me at all. So, four birdies and one bogey on my front 9.

Front 9 Score = 33

GolfBC Championship 2017 Back 9: Holes 1 – 9

I made the turn and missed two putts that just hit the lip on number 1 and 2. I bogeyed 3 and 4. Both were not great shots. On hole 3, I had 140 yards from center of the fairway and pulled it left into a gopher hole. Luckily I got a free drop, but made bogey. On the 4th hole, I pulled an 8 iron left of the green on the par 3 and made a great 10-footer for bogey.

On hole 5, I got birdie.  Then, I started really pressing.  I knew I needed to finish with at least an eagle – birdie – eagle finish on last three holes. And it was not out of the question. But when I got the driveable Par 4 8th hole (295 yards), I grabbed my 3-wood and just pushed it a little right and my ball was laying right near a tree stump. I had a take a very shallow swing, so I did not hit the stump and tried to bump it up on the green. It was a difficult shot. I tried to chip it in for birdie and missed my comebacker for par. Last hole, I hit it left and pushed my second shot right. Hit a great chip and just missed the putt.

Back 9 Score = 37

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The Overall GolfBC Championship 2017 Experience

In all, my tempo and swing looked great all day. There were a couple errant shots, which ended up hurting my score a bit in the end.  I came in at -2 (70). The cut was -6.

Overall, I was happy with how I played. While I wasn’t as happy with the score, there were a lot of positives throughout the day. For instance, being right there far as scores go is a good sign. I just need to finish a bit stronger mentally. Anytime I can put myself in that position, the better I am going to be. I was right there!


The next Monday qualifier for the PGA TOUR Canada is going to be in Winnipeg, MB. I’ll be sure to post that soon. Until next time.





Sean McWilliams, Professional Golfer from Arizona. Former Division 1 Pitcher and Canandaigua, NY native. Join me on my journey throughout the US and Canada as I go after my professional golf dream, taking on the, PGA TOUR, Mackenzie Tour – PGA Canada events, and mini-tours like the Dakotas Tour. I’ll also be sharing tour travel tips, golf course and gear reviews, and much, much more.

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