Power Rankings: GolfBC Championship
June 11, 2019
By Adam Stanley, PGATOUR.COM
- Doc Redman is getting closer to his first Web.com Tour. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
After a brief break in the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada schedule for the RBC Canadian Open, the season keeps rolling this week in Kelowna.
Both winners on the Mackenzie Tour in 2019 – Jake Knapp and Paul Barjon – made the cut on the PGA TOUR last week in Hamilton, and Barjon finished T-20 after a 2-under 68 Sunday moved him to 7-under for the tournament.
Barjon and Knapp are in the field this week in Kelowna for the GolfBC Championship, along with James Allenby who Monday Qualified for last week’s TOUR event.
All three are part of the top-10 players to watch for this week in Kelowna.
Paul Barjon: Barjon won the second event of the year in Victoria then headed to the Canadian Open where he finished T-20. He’s tops on the money list and is playing some very solid golf right now.
Jake Knapp: Although Knapp, who won the season-opener in Vancouver, didn’t have the weekend he would have liked in Hamilton, he still made the cut in his third-career PGA TOUR event.
James Allenby: Allenby continued his string of good play early in 2019 by earning medalist honours at the Monday Qualifier for this year’s RBC Canadian Open, his PGA TOUR debut. He looks to bounce back after a missed cut in Victoria.
Doc Redman: The former collegiate star had a chance to win his first Mackenzie Tour event in Victoria but ended up in second, just one shot back of Barjon. Combine that with a T-19 at the Canada Life Open, and it seems like Redman is primed to find the winner’s circle.
Jared du Toit: Du Toit started last year’s GolfBC Championship 65-66 to share the 36-hole lead and ended up fifth. He also, two years ago, shot 61 at the host club. If he was going to get his season turned around after two less-than-stellar starts, it’d be this week. He missed on U.S. Open and Canadian Open qualifying by just one shot.
Mark Anguiano: Anguiano finished T-6 here a year ago after starting the tournament with a sizzling 62. He’s a past winner on the Mackenzie Tour and finished T-33 in Victoria.
Lorens Chan: Chan has two top-10’s on the season so far, a T-4 at the Canada Life Open and a T-10 at the Bayview Place DCBank Open presented by Times Colonist. Steady play will be rewarded again this week in Kelowna.
Taylor Pendrith: Pendrith had his best result of the young season before trying to qualify for the Canadian Open (he fell just short in the Monday Qualifier). Finished T-24 here in 2018.
Ian Holt: Holt finished T-17 in Kelowna last year and has a top-5 and top-25 so far this season. Like Pendrith, he could ride some good Kent State University vibes – since his longtime coach Herb Page was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame last week.
Bryson Nimmer: Talk about a nice debut. Nimmer, who flew right from the NCAA Championship to his first Mackenzie Tour event – and his first event as a professional – finished T-14 in Victoria. He looks to join fellow Clemson Tiger Doc Redman with some solid results this year.