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Kimberley’s Jared du Toit grabs halfway lead at GolfBC Championship

Jared du Toit and birdies just seem to go together at Gallagher’s Canyon. Playing in the final group of the day at the GolfBC Championship, the 23-year-old second-year pro from Kimberley shot a five-under par 66 Friday to grab the 36-hole lead at 11-under par.

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15th June, 2018Brad Ziemer, GolfBC Championship Correspondent

Hopley now looking to drive a car as well as a golf club

Matt Hopley is now going to learn how to drive. Not a golf ball — he is already very good at that — but a car. Hopley celebrated his 16th birthday Thursday so after missing the cut in Friday’s second round of the GolfBC Championship, Hopley was planning to get his parents to take him to the nearest driver licensing office.

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15th June, 2018Brad Ziemer, GolfBC Championship Correspondent

With that 61 in his memory bank, du Toit goes low again at GolfBC Championship

Jared du Toit wasn’t hitting it so well during one of his practice rounds earlier this week and had some difficulty believing he somehow managed to shoot a 10-under 61 at Gallagher’s Canyon one year ago. But, it turns out the Kimberley native hasn’t forgotten how to make birdies at Gallagher’s Canyon. He fired a six-under 65 in Thursday’s first round of the GolfBC Championship to position himself nicely in the $200,000 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event.”

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15th June, 2018Brad Ziemer, GolfBC Championship Correspondent

Long Drive Challenge tees off tournament; Hopley gets a second chance; former winners McCarthy, Shelton flourishing on Web.com Tour

He didn’t win the Long Drive Challenge, but 91-year-old George Sherstobitoff was the star of the show. Sherstobitoff hit the ceremonial first tee shot Wednesday afternoon that officially started the GolfBC Championship. Some of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada pros participated, as did a number of amateurs who anted up $25 to hit three balls off the first tee. All money raised went to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

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13th June, 2018Brad Ziemer, GolfBC Championship Correspondent