BRYN PARRY won the William Thompson trophy for a third time as he claimed the champion title at the TaylorMade and Adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club.

BRYN PARRY won the William Thompson trophy for a third time as he claimed the champion title at the TaylorMade and Adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship at Oliver's Fairview Mountain Golf Club.

Bryn Parry claims PGA of B.C. title for third time

Bryn Parry fired an eight-under 136 to win TaylorMade and Adidas Golf PGA of BC title in Oliver

In a down to the wire win on Tuesday, Bryn Parry hoisted the William Thompson trophy for a third time as he claimed the champion title at the TaylorMade and Adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship at Oliver’s Fairview Mountain Golf Club.

The tournament, played over a smoky two days, saw multiple players come within strokes of snagging first place however, Parry’s score of eight-under 136 put him atop the leaderboard in the end.

“I felt that when I hit really good shots, I got great rewards, and when I hit mediocre shots, there was a lot of work left,” said Parry in a post-round interview on Tuesday. “Today the work turned into extra work because my putting speed was a little off. So, every time I made a mistake I had a six or seven footer left. But some of them went in… enough of them went in.”

Perhaps the most crucial shot for Parry came on the 18th green, as a missed putt would force a playoff between himself and Dave Zibrik of Capilano Golf and Country Club, while sinking it would earn him the title. The 25-footer rolled in and the rest is history.

“One of the things I’ve been trying to do is just taking a deep breath before I hit every shot,” Parry said. “I felt just a little bit unsettled on this course and never felt like I was totally in control. But after a couple deep breaths, I just asked myself to hit as good a putt as I could and it was my time, it went in.”

Parry has had a busy summer playing in tournaments throughout Canada. Most recently, he tied for eighth at the Coupe Canada Sani Marc in Quebec, in addition to advancing to the quarter-final matches at the PGA Championship of Canada in Nova Scotia. Parry’s other PGA of BC Champion titles came in 2000 and 2008. For his win, Parry cashed a $6,000 cheque, while Zibrik’s second place finish earned him $4,200. Four players finished the tournament in shared third: Lindsay Bernakevitch (Victoria Golf Club), John Shin (Northview Golf & Country Club), Jeremy Johnson (Fairmont Hot Springs Resort), and Ben Griffin (Uplands Golf Club). The foursome finished the tournament at 5-under 139 and each took home $2,375.


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