Preview: 2020 Alberta Open presented by SVR Lawyers
Alberta Golf (Ponoka)- The 2020 Alberta Open Championship presented by SVR lawyers is set to begin on Tuesday on The Links Course at Wolf Creek Golf Resort.
The Alberta Open was first contested in 1935. Legendary Canadian golfer Stan Leonard won the event a record 9-times between 1937 and 1955. The event was a regular stop on the Canadian Professional Tour at Wolf Creek Golf Resort for 13 years in the late 1980’s and 1990’s.
This year a field of 120 amateur, junior, PGA of Alberta professionals as well as veteran professionals on various developmental tours will compete for a purse of $27,000 with $7,000 going to the champion.
6-time champion Wes Heffernan is in the field along with defending champion Andrew Harrison who not only won last years Alberta Open at Trestle Creek as an amateur he also won The Alberta Mens Amateur Championship on The Links Course at Wolf Creek. Harrison has turned professional and can’t wait to tee it up in his fist event since March.
WATCH 1 ON 1 with Andrew Harrison
A last chance qualifier was held at Ponoka Golf Club on Monday July 27th with these 12 players qualifying
Dates: July 28-30th, 2020
Course: Wolf Creek Golf Resort (Links Course)
Yards/Par: 6,666 /71
2019 champion: Andrew Harrison
Format: 54 holes of stroke play with a 36-hole cut to the low 60 and ties
The Alberta Open Championship began in 1935. There was a brief pause in the tournament from 2000–2002 which ended with the next Open champion being awarded in 2003. The distinguished Championship continues to bring together some of Alberta’s most outstanding touring professionals, club professionals, amateurs and juniors vying for the coveted “Alberta Open Champion” title.
2008 – Wes Heffernan
2009 – Ryan Yip
2010 – Jamie Kureluk
2011 – Wes Heffernan
2012 – Wes Heffernan
2013 – Riley Fleming
2014 – Riley Fleming
2015 – James Love
2016 – Brett Hogan
2017 – Dustin Risdon
2018 – Wes Heffernan
2019 – Andrew Harrison
- Wes Heffernan– 6-time Alberta Open champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2018)
- Andrew Harrison – 2019 Alberta Open and Alberta Amateur Champion
- AJ Armstrong – 2018 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Riley Fleming – 2-time Alberta Open champion (2013, 2014)
- Michael Valk – 2020 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Evan Holmes – 2016 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Brendan MacDougall – National Amateur Squad Member
- Scott Stiles – 2011 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Hunter Thomson – 2020 u19 Champion
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