The Birchbank Golf Course is getting primed for its 71st Rossland-Trail Birchbank Men’s Open this weekend.
According to Birchbank Pro Dennis Bradley, the field is still open for golfers to sign up, with up to 120 competitors eligible for play at the annual event.
Last year’s tournament attracted almost a full field with 112 golfers competing including former Trail native and 2013 champion Dan Dupuis. Spokane golfer Dylan Maine will look to defend his 2014 title. Maine shot an eight-under 64 on the second day of play last year to overtake Dupuis who led after the first round by carding a 2-under 70. He would go onto shoot a 70 on Sunday and win his third Rossland-Trail Birchbank title with an 8-under par, 208.
The three-day event starts on Friday with a practice round going Thursday. The 54-hole championship includes prizes for gross and net scores for each flight, a seniors division for 50-plus, in addition to honey and deuce pots, K.P.s, an optional skins game, and a two-man horse race that goes Thursday night at 6 p.m. Dinner on Friday and Saturday night and one complimentary breakfast are included. The tee off time is at 8 a.m. each day of the tournament.