Two Eagles pro wins PGA of BC championship in all-Kelowna battle

Dean Claggett with a couple of late birdies to claim the club pro championship over Rob Anderson

Dean Claggett of Two Eagles shows off the trophy he won at PGA of BC Club Professional Championship at the Victoria Golf Club this week.

It was a battle between two Kelowna-area club professionals in Victoria this week at the PGA of BC Club Professional Championship at the Victoria Golf Club.

And when the smoke cleared Dean Claggett of Two Eagles was holding the championship trophy after out-dueling Kelowna Golf and Country club pro Rob Anderson down the stretch to win by two strokes.

In an exciting finish in difficult scoring conditions at the historic Victoria Golf Club, Claggett fired rounds of 70 and 71 to finish at two-over par and take home the 2012 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Pro Championship.

Claggett came from behind to edge-out over-night leader Anderson who fired rounds of 69 and 74 to finish two strokes back.

The two went head to head on the back nine in the final round. After a costly double bogey on the par three 14th hole, Claggett found himself one shot back of Anderson with four holes to play. Claggett then the 15th and 17th holes to reclaim the lead and coasted to the win with a safe par on the 18th.

“I wasn’t playing well going into this event and was very close to withdrawing last week”, said Claggett, also the 2008 Champion. “After the bad double bogey on 14, I told myself I could win this if I changed my attitude and proceeded to birdie two of the next three.”

For his win, Claggett takes home the $2,600 first place cheque, while Anderson claims $2,000 for the runner-up finish. Finishing in third place was former Victoria Golf Club Assistant Professional Jon Kadin, who now makes his home at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club (73-71=144), who takes home $1.650. All three make their home in the Kelowna area.

The event features the top head professionals, head teaching professionals, and executive professionals in B.C., competing for a piece of the $14,500 purse.

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