58 points over two days helped professional golfer Kyla Inaba from Vernon to earn some money.
Predator Ridge’s Inaba finished fourth in the PGAS of BC Women’s Championship presented by Dexim Golfwear at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, where players used the stableford format over the 36-hole event. Players get one point for a bogey, two points for a par, three points for a birdie, and so on.
Inaba had scores of 26 and 32 to finish fourth and receive a check for $ 325. She was runner-up at the same event in 2020.
Kat Kennedy’s constant game over two days resulted in her first professional win.
Despite a windy and rainy final round of the 36-hole tournament with stableford points, Kennedy (Point Gray Golf & Country Club, Vancouver) achieved the 33-point performance she had in the opening round on Tuesday for the title with a 66- point total.
“It feels amazing,” said the 26-year-old, who claimed her last win at the 2018 Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship. “It’s been a while since I’ve won and it’s been a great experience for me out there to play among some great women.”
Kennedy went into the finals one point behind. She made nine pars on the first nine before a birdie on the 10th hole gave her an advantage over first-round leader and defending champion Christine Wong (University Golf Club, Vancouver), but sparked back and forth battles for the lead. Wong was eventually disqualified due to a scorecard bug.
“The first time I did the birdie on hole 10, I pulled it a little to the left on the next swing, put it in the water, and that shook me a little,” said Kennedy. “I had to slow everything down again… be patient. With the weather you never know what will happen. “
Kennedy finally took the lead with a par on the 16th par-3 and was able to win the victory with a low-tension par on the final par-5 18th. She earned $ 900 for the win.
Michelle Waters (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Vancouver) took second place with 63 points and received $ 600 for her performance. She was 10 out of 10 in 2020.
Stephanie Wong (Point Gray Golf & Country Club, Vancouver) competed with Kennedy on the best lap of the day with 33 points and finished third, 5 points behind, for $ 425.
Northview Golf & Country Club was a great host for the event, honoring its history as a former PGA Tour stop by using the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open weekend pin positions on the Ridge Course for the Women’s Championship.
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