Golf: Roxburgh adds another B.C. title to legacy

Trail native Brian DeBiasio finishes second at the B.C. Senior Men’s Golf Championship at the Eaglepoint Golf Resort in Kamloops.

With 13 B.C. amateur and four Canadian amateur titles under his belt, Doug Roxburgh knows how to close out a tournament win.

The Canadian Hall of Fame golfer wrapped up another title on Wednesday when he captured his first B.C. Senior Men’s Golf Championship at the Eaglepoint Golf Resort in Kamloops.

Roxburgh, who won a B.C. Amateur title in Castlegar in 1989, fired a one-under par 71 to finish at six-under par and a three-stroke victory over Trail native Brian DeBiasio.

DeBiasio, who tied for fifth at last year’s senior championship, carded a two-under par 70 on the final day to finish the 56-hole event at three-under par.

DeBiasio, who now golfs out of the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, had four birdies on Wednesday’s round but couldn’t shake the steady Roxburgh who closed with an even-par 36 on the back nine.

Former Rossland-Trail Country Club member Kim Hay closed the tournament with a flourish carding a one-under par 71 to finish at eight-over par for the tournament and tied for 18th.

Hay currently golfs out of the same Qualicum club as DeBiasio.

Meanwhile, the four West Kootenay golfers in the event failed to make Tuesday’s 36-hole cut.

Fruitvale’s Brad Harding, making his first appearance in a seniors’ provincial, fired rounds of 82 and 84 for a two-day total of 168.

A trio of Castlegar golfers also missed Tuesday’s cut.

Dan Knutson had rounds of 87 and 85; Alex Perehudoff had rounds of 91 and 82 and Victor Jmaeff posted two rounds of 90.

The senior championship is actually several competitions rolled up into one.

The Senior Division is for players between 55 and 64 years old. The Super Senior Division is for players 65 and up.

Ray Henry of Victoria captured that honour finishing the tournament at five-over par.

The first two rounds of play crowned the zone team champions, which is made up of the low three of four scores for zone team.

That title went to the Zone 6 team from Vancouver Island, which included DeBiasio.

The B.C. Senior champion will represent the province at the 2013 Canadian Senior Men’s Championship, which is scheduled for Aug. 27 – 30 at the Briars Golf Club, Sutton West, Ontario.

Just Posted

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College seeks community input for president search

Current president Angus Graeme retires next year

A report shows nine West Kootenay communities are have more low-income persons than the provincial average. File photo
Study casts new light on poverty in the West Kootenay

Nine communities in region have more low-income residents than provincial average

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Most Read