Victoria’s Kevin Carrigan carded a final-round, two-under par 70 to capture the 2012 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver on Friday.
In other tournaments, Graham DeLaet, who led after the first round of the BMW Championship, shots a two-under 70 and was tied for seventh at 10-under at the midway point of the FedEx Cup playoff event.
Carrigan, the reigning B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur champion, finished at three-under par 285 for the championship, beating three-time national Mid-Am champ Dave Bunker of Woodbridge, Ont. by three strokes.
“On the front-nine, I hit probably three clutch tee balls, and each of them found the fairway,” said Carrigan. “The idea is that you’ve got to keep your game plan the same until the last nine holes of a tournament, and that was the game plan all along.
“I got to the back nine, gave one back on No. 11, but made a great eagle putt on No. 12. From there, it was just about controlling it and I found it,” he said.
With the victory, Carrigan earned an exemption into the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club, an opportunity that he is already looking forward to nearly a year out.
“Like any golfer that’s ever played the game, it’s a dream to play on the PGA Tour. I know that I’m not playing on the PGA Tour, but I’m playing in a PGA TOUR event,” said Carrigan.
Bunker did capture his sixth career Canadian Men’s Mid-Master Division title.
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