The biggest 'big' event at Duncan Meadows has been the the 2011 playing of the prestigious Canadian Women's Amateur Championship where current up-and-coming star Rebecca Lee-Bentham won in dramatic fashion.
The most recent 'big' event at Duncan Meadows was the 2009 playing of the prestigious BC Amateur championship. Kelowna's Dan Brown started the final round 3 shots behind local golfer Brady Johnson but Dan took the Bostock Trophy with the superior final round, finishing the 72 hole event with an unprecedented 11 under par over the 6750 yard course Story Reprinted From Inside Golf The 108th BC Amateur is now in the books and Kelowna resident, Daniel Brown came from behind to ta
2006 saw something completely different as DM hosted its first professional tournament when the season-opening event of the CN Women's Professional Tour came to town. That tournament was settled in a play-off won by Oregon's Taya Battistella, who chipped in on the first extra hole to defeat 4 others, including Mary Ann Lapointe, the 4 time Canadian Amateur Champion. A full report courtesy of Inside Golf follows... By Jeff Sutherland, Inside Golf Golf fans and spectators at th
In 2005, DM welcomed a large group of enthusiastic 'older youngsters', as the RCGA brought its University & College Championships to this Cowichan Valley track. The championship is open to universities, colleges and other post-secondary institutions (professional and technical schools) in Canada. The team championship has five-player teams competing over 72 holes with the top four individual scores counting towards the team total. After 54 holes, the field will be cut to the
The RCGA held its 2004 Club Champions Championship at DM, the course's first national championship. A Vancouver Islander, Ricky Blair of Victoria GC, recovered from an opening 80 with solid rounds of 71-68-70 to take the title.
In 2002, a high quality group of juniors assembled at DM, as a large field of boys and girls belonging to the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) challenged the layout. The highlight of that 3-day event was the final round 67 shot by current LPGA star, then 15-year-old, Paula Creamer – a score that no woman has bettered to this day.
In 2001, the BCGA was back with the British Columbia Junior Championship tournament. That hotly contested event was won by Chis Baryla of Vernon, who outlasted Mitch Gillis and James Lepp. Chris went on to a solid university career at El Paso, then to the Nationwide Tour, and eventually to the PGA Tour, where he now competes regularly with the world's best golfers.
In 2000, the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA – now Golf Canada) booked its first event at DM – the Future Links Western Canada Junior Championship Gary Hui, a son of the owners, used a nice combination of ability, local knowledge and patience to take the title, and earn an exemption into the Canadian Junior Championship.
The British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) scheduled its Mid-Amateur Championship at Duncan Meadows in 1999. That first 'big' event was won by Brian Debiasio of Nelson, whose 3 solid rounds of 71-72-70 were good enough to capture the title by 5 strokes.