Chilliwack Golf Club’s Jake Scarrow staked out an early lead with a phenomenal front nine and held on for a one-stroke victory at the PGA of BC Championship.
The tournament was played Aug. 24 at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops.
Scarrow went eight under par over 36 holes to beat Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) by a single stroke.
Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club) was three shots back, while four-time PGA of BC Champion Bryn Parry placed fourth at four under.
Scarrow earned $6,250 for the win, plus a championship ring courtesy of title sponsors TaylorMade Golf and Adidas Golf. He’ll also have his name etched on the William Thompson Trophy.
It’s the second PGA of BC title for the 24-year-old. Scarrow won the Tournament of Champions as an amateur, playing alongside Matt Palsenbarg (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) in 2018.
A past winner of the BC Junior Boys Championship, Scarrow said this win was especially satisfying given the talent level of the field he beat out for the title.
“Nate was playing unbelievable … and the track record for Bryn is basically second to none in B.C.,” he said. “It felt good to get a handshake from Bryn and the rest of the guys after the round, for sure.”
Olson collected yet another solid result to continue his excellent 2021 season, which included a runner-up finish at last month’s PGA of BC Assistants’ Championship.
The third-place finish Tuesday was worth $3,200 for the 25-year-old.
“I just couldn’t really make enough putts out there today, I thought I had a pretty solid round but that’s how it goes,” said Olson. “Jake had a great front nine and a great round overall and that was going to be pretty tough to beat.”
Kevin Stinson from Chilliwack’s Cheam Mountain Golf Course tied for fifth place at three-under and took home nearly $1,700.