GOLF: Juniors team up for tournament in memory of player Pat Dooley

Tweedsmuir foursome earns Team Low Net trophy for win at Hazelmere course

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary golfers Brody VanDeBon

SURREY — A team from Tweedsmuir Secondary took the title during Semiahmoo Rotary Club’s Pat Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament, a junior event held June 8 at Hazelmere.

The Team Low Net trophy went to the Tweedsmuir foursome of Brody VanDeBon, Tanvir Kahlon, Noah Kerins and Jake Gallacher.

The Team Low Gross title was given to LA Matheson’s Vinny Reddy, Breanna Croxen, Mat Miki and Spencer Krautz.

Other winners at the event include Ryan Rapske (Tweedsmuir, Junior Player Low Net), Tanvir Kahlon (Tweedsmuir, Junior Player Low Gross), Jeff Swaddling (Tweedsmuir, Coach Low Net), Rob McAll (Southpoint Academy, Coach Low Gross) and Breanna Croxen (LA Matheson, Women Low Net).

The tourney, which involved 11 teams from local high schools, is held in honour of Pat Dooley (PICTURED), a competitive young golfer who died in February of 2008 after a short illness. He was just 16 years old.

Pat came down with a case of viral encephalitis, a rare flu-like virus that attacks the brain.

After graduation from high school, he had planned to attend turf-management classes at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

In May, KPU announced the new Pat Dooley Endowment Fund, which will award $1,000 annually to a student enrolled in the university’s turf-management program. Funds were raised during another golf tournament held at Mayfair Lakes in Richmond last April.

“This is truly a ‘polytechnic’ endeavour, involving turf and business students, faculty, turf management industry, alumni and the Dooley family,” said Stan Kazymerchyk, who teaches turf management classes at KPU.

Pat was a member at Mayfair Lakes, where his low round was a one-under-par 70. His lowest competitive round was a three-under 69 at the Hazelmere course in South Surrey.

The June 8 tournament there was sponsored by Mainland Sand and Gravel, with additional support by Birdies and Buckets driving range and Surrey YMCA.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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