Fraser Valley Open set for late-August debut

The first inaugural tournament shines the spotlight on three local courses.

Three local golf courses are joining forces to host the inaugural Fraser Valley Open, a three-day 54 hole tournament that tees off Aug. 30.

The Falls hosts round one followed by the Sandpiper Golf Course on Aug. 31 and the Chilliwack Golf Club on Sept. 1.

Forty eight of BC’s top golf pros are expected to compete along with a field of 144 amateurs.

Pros will vie for a purse of $15,000 (based on a full field). Amateurs will have their own $15,000 purse plus an array of prizes.

Golfers will play alongside North Vancouver native Bryn Parry, winner of the last two Chilliwack Men’s Opens.

“The event will be an official Vancouver Golf Tour ‘Order of Merit’ event,” said VGT commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “Most likely it will be the event to decide who wins our year-end Order of Merit on the professional side as it has heavy weighting.”

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