Three winners of the MSOP (Major Series of Putting) event are flanked by tournament organizers at Surrey’s Eaglequest Coyote Creek golf course on Saturday (Sept. 14). (Photo: facebook.com/MSOPVancouverGolfLeague)

GOLF

PHOTOS: Players putt their way to Las Vegas at Surrey MSOP tournament

Two-day regional qualifier held at Eaglequest Coyote Creek

Six golfers putted their way to Las Vegas at Surrey’s Eaglequest Coyote Creek golf course over the weekend.

A regional stroke-play qualifier saw amateur players compete for entry at the MSOP (Major Series of Putting) championships, to be held in the Nevada city in mid-October, with $125,000USD in cash prizes on the line.

The MSOP event is billed as “the world’s largest putting tournament in history.”

On Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 14-15), a putting course at Coyote Creek hosted the Vancouver-area regional finals.

On Day One, “people were pumped up and the greens were running fast,” according to a post on the MSOP Vancouver Golf League’s Facebook page.

Troy Litowsky of Langley won Saturday’s event, shooting -5 in the 18-hole putting final.

North Delta’s Michael Oleson took second place with a score of -4, and Sandy Jaswal (of Burnaby) and Cory Napora tied for third, shooting -3.

“We had a playoff to decide who would win the third and final spot to Vegas, and Sandy won the playoff after nine holes of tense, sudden-death competition.”

On Sunday, three more putters punched their tickets to Vegas, including first-place finisher Cory Napora – who lost in the third-place playoff Saturday – along with Jose Teixeira (in second place) and Darcy Dewsbury (third).

Six other Vancouver-area players qualified for entry at the Vegas tournament at previous MSOP events held earlier this year.

“Running in multiple markets across North America, the MSOP Tour gives anyone an opportunity to play their way to Vegas,” explains a post at msop.com.

Just Posted

GOWN UP to raise $10m for Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrades

The money will be used to upgrade 10 operating rooms, buy cutting-edge equipment and recruit more top-notch surgeons

UPDATED: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

Shoppers line up for Winners opening at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

Popular retail store is second in South Surrey

Canucks’ Diwali Night game gives Surrey’s Heer the thrill of DJ-ing for his favourite team

‘It should be a good game with (Alexander) Ovechkin in town’ on Oct. 25, says Jovan Heer

UPDATE: RCMP shoot and kill ‘aggressive’ dog in South Surrey

Member of the public not seriously injured after dog bite

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

$100,000 reward for B.C. gangster extended to United States

Police belive fugitive Conor D’Monte may be in the Los Angeles area

Emily Carr University closed Sunday after fire causes some damage

The school is working with Vancouver police to assist their investigation into the fire

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Most Read

l -->