Chris Lee has won a VGT Tournament in August 2014. Since he switched to the "Clearball" putter, his ranking has been improving continuously. As of August 2014, he is the No.2 ranked Pro in the Vancouver Golf Tour.
14th ANNUAL FLORA AASEN MEMORIAL ALZHIEMER’S PRO AM
Monday, Aug.11th, 2014 | Richmond Golf & C.C.
Thirty five year old Teaching Professional Chris Lee of The Pacific Golf Academy managed to top 28 marquee Pros at this week’s VGT stop at Richmond Country Club. Lee carded a total of 6 birdies and a solo bogey on the 11th hole to fire 67 and edge Professionals Bryn Parry (The Bryn Parry Golf Academy) and Jared Rempel (Chilliwack Golf Club) by one shot for the victory. Lee took home a $2,000 winner’s cheque and 1,500 points on the CLEVELAND/SRIXON Order of Merit, edging him marginally closer to ’14 leader Bryn Parry, who collected a $1,300 cheque for 2nd place.
CLEVELAND SRIXON ORDER OF MERIT – TOP 5
- Bryn Parry – 8,200
- Chris Lee – 7,150
- Nathan Leonhardt – 6,657
- John Shin – 5,554
- Adam Cornelson – 5,420
A batch of 7 Professionals were tied for 4th place at 69 (-3), showing again the standard of play on the VGT is getting better and better every year!
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS | TOP 10 PROFESSIONALS | TOTAL PURSE – $10,000
On the team side of the tournament it was a barn-burner of a finish with long-time supporters Doug Morgan (Pro), Gil Catillo, Jim Fitzpatrick & George Ramsay who came out as Champions with 95 stableford points. Second place just one shot back was Team Jamie Heath and his partners Daolin Liang, Larry Bevilacqua and Bob Skelly!
The top 12 teams were treated to some amazing prizes thanks to the tireless efforts of tournament host John Aasen and his many supporters including Taylor Made and Ping Canada!
TOP 5 PRO-AM TEAMS
It goes without saying that the event each and every year the FLORA AASEN PRO-AM is run, the event serves a few great purposes:
- Engaging the corporate golf community with the top BC Pro Golfers, giving them a place and pro purse to play for!
- The obvious fun/social aspect the event provides for the amateurs to play one of BC’s Premier Golf facilities (Richmond Country Club once again set the bar to the highest with the course conditions, staff service and food & beverage presentation!)
- The most important aspect, which is never lost along the way: Raising awareness and some serious funding for the BC Alzhiemer’s Society! The past 13 years the FLORA AASEN Memorial is proud to announce it has raised over $400,000 for Alzhiemer’s research! Outstanding work!
Many people to thank along the way for making this event happen. First is your host Pro, John Aasen who keeps the event alive each and every year. And John would be first to admit that he could not do this alone, and without the support of his tireless volunteer group lead by Reg and Sally Buchinani this event would not go on! And as we all know, raising money for charity and allowing our pros to play for a significant purse does not happen without the continued support of the many sponsors on board!
Getz Prince & Wells LLP (Thank-you Dana Prince!!)
Westwood Chiropractic & Massage
Richmond Country Club
3D Golf Performance
The FLORA AASEN Memorial Pro-am has been an official order of merit event on the VGT now since 2008 and we are incredibly grateful for having this great event on our tournament calendar every year! Pros who have played the event have used this event as a platform to learn how to interact with corporate golfers and collect some handsome prize money on their way from the VGT to the PGA TOUR Canada, WEB.COM and PGA TOUR! And we are very proud to say this event will have helped our most successful alumni Adam Hadwin develop his game on the way to the PGA TOUR this October! Thank-you John and the whole Aasen family!
Source: http://vancouvergolftour.com - written Fraser Mulholland on August 11, 2014