Nick Taylor of Abbotsford and his eight birdies were enough to edge out Chilliwack's Brad Clapp to win the second event of the Vancouver Golf Tour at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
Taylor's bogey-five on seven was the only blemish on his card en route to a sevenunder-par 64 at the local course, which was recently named 2013 golf facility of the year by the Professional Golfers' Association of B.C. Clapp, too, only had one bogey in his round but his seven-birdie-65 left the club's teaching professional one short of the win.
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Former University of the Fraser Valley golf team member Brett Stewart tied for third with North Vancouver pro Eugene Wong with rounds of 66.
Teaching pro Doug Morgan, European Senior Tour player Jonas Philip, and Jared Rempel, who runs the CG&CC pro shop, tied for fifth with four-under-par 67s.
Rounding out the top 10 were CPGA pro Bryn Parry who finished eighth with a 68, Luke Bogdan who finished ninth with a 69 and Thomas Petts, Ryan Williams and Richard Choi who tied for 10th with one-under 70s.
The lone professional woman in the field of 31 pros was Jennifer Greggain of Chilliwack, who shot a four-over 75 putting her in 24th spot.
Amateur Kaleb Fisher took the amateur championship with a one-under round of 70. Fisher tore up the front nine with four birdies and an eagle on five to head out with a 31. But the young man followed that up with five bogeys on the back nine, still enough to take the win over Dave Smith's 72.
Chilliwack Golf Club's general manager Bryan Ewart said it was one of the strongest professional fields that any tournament has played host to in B.C. this year.
"It's a real honour to host so many top golfers-both professional and amateur," Ewart said.
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