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.