Belmont Golf Course has thrice hosted the Canadian Tour’s Spring Qualifying School. There’s a reason the event has returned to this Les Furber, GDS designed golf course – it’s one of the best in the Lower Mainland. The full-length championship course, which opened in 1992, features six par threes and four sets of tees, making it perfect for golfers of all skill and experience levels.
As evidenced by the Canadian Tour’s Spring Qualifying School use, Belmont is a popular British Columbia golf course for tournaments. Belmont was selected to host the Canadian Tour’s Spring Qualifying School from 2005 to 2007. The 2005 medalist was Will Yanagisawa. In 2006 Chang Hong from Korea was the medalist by a record-breaking 10 strokes.
In 2007 seven Canadians were among the 16 players to earn cards Friday as the Canadian Tour’s Spring Qualifying School wrapped up in B.C.
Californian Thomas Petersson posted a final-day even par 70 at Belmont Golf Club to take medalist honours. With a four-round total of 13-under 267, Petersson finished four shots clear of runner-up Brian Benedictson (Comox, BC), Pan Singhaseni (Beverley Hills, Calif.) and former Canadian amateur star Andrew Parr (London, Ont.).
Seven players earned exempt status for the remainder of the Canadian Tour season, including Canadians Benedictson, Parr and Dion Sirianni of Kamloops, BC. Nine others earned non-exempt, or conditional, status, among them British Columbians Greg McAuley, Tyler Pitt, Greg Machtaler and Stephen Thomas.
Belmont Golf Course has clearly hosted some exciting golf tournaments, and we’re ready to continue the tradition as we move forward. Hopefully, you will join us.