Photo Gallery

    • Clapp wins playoff to secure exempt status on TOUR for '14

      BC native no stranger to success at Crown Isle from big win in 2012

    • Brad Clapp won the PGA of BC Championship at Crown Isle (PGA of BC) Brad Clapp won the PGA of BC Championship at Crown Isle (PGA of BC)

    Chilliwack, British Columbia’s Brad Clapp is no stranger to success at Crown Isle, having captured the PGA of BC Championship here in 2012. After finishing tied for 18th this week at 2-under, he repeated his success on Friday by prevailing in a six-for-one playoff to secure exempt status on PGA TOUR Canada for 2014.

    “This is probably the best thing I’ve done in golf so far, so I hope it’s the start of a good season,” said Clapp.

    After making birdie on the first playoff hole at the par-5 10th hole, Clapp advanced along with Jacksonville, Florida’s Sean Dale and West Des Moines, Iowa’s Nate McCoy. After all three parred the par-4 17th, Clapp crushed a drive on the par-4 18th, knocked an approach to 20 feet below the hole and rolled in the birdie putt to secure his exempt status for 2014.

    “It was straight uphill,” said Clapp of the clinching putt. “I had been too tentative all week, so I just said ‘make sure you hit it.’ My caddie gave me a good read and I knew I could make a four- or five-footer coming back so I didn’t mind being aggressive.”

    Scottsdale, Arizona’s Phil Francis, La Canada, California’s Russell Surber and Chesterfield, Missouri’s Justin Bardgett qualified for the playoff but did not advance beyond the first extra hole.

    comments powered by Disqus
  • together