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Clapp highest local finisher at Chilliwack Classic golf event

Chilliwack golfer Jared Rempel finished tied for 11th at the Chilliwack Classic played at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club last Friday. - Ken Goudswaard
Chilliwack golfer Jared Rempel finished tied for 11th at the Chilliwack Classic played at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club last Friday.
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Langley’s Adam Cornelson is off to PGA Tour Canada qualifying school next week, but he’s already guaranteed one tournament start.

Cornelson claimed the Chilliwack Classic played at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club last Friday with a two-day total of -12.

Notable Chilliwack players included: Brad Clapp (T-5th), Jared Rempel (T-11th) and Luke Bogdan (T-18th).

Cornelson’s victory moved him to the top of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s (VGT) points list and earned him an exemption into the $150,000 PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. That event, scheduled for May 29 to June 1, is the season-opening tournament on the PGA Tour Canada schedule this year.

Cornelson shot his second straight 65 Friday to finish five shots better than Seann Harlingten of West Vancouver and Connor O’Dell of Pitt Meadows. Cornelson earned $3,000 for the win.

Clapp, Bogdan and fellow Chilliwackian Brett Stewart will compete at the PGA Tour Canada Q-School this week.

 

Thiessen manages to tie for seventh at Ledgeview course

Chilliwack golfer Mitchell Thiessen finished tied for seventh at the Canadian Junior Golf Association tournament held at the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club May 3 to 4.

Thiessen, competing in the Junior Tour Boys 15 to 19 years division, shot rounds of 76 and 76 for a two-round total of 152 on the par 70 course.

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