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Welcome to The Beachlands Victoria Open 2024
In 1981 four Victorian’s started this Canadian professional golf tournament – Keith Dagg, John Ansell, Ken King, and Ray Horne. The first event was held at Glen Meadows in North Saanich and was won by Dave Barr. Since then, many world class golfers have hit the links including Steve Stricker who earned his first professional win in Victoria. Other past participants who are PGA TOUR members include BC natives Adam Hadwin, Adam Svennson, Roger Sloan, and Nick Taylor, as well Graham DeLaet, Tony Finau, and 2019 Champion Paul Barjon.
In partnership with our title sponsors, Reliance Properties and Seacliff Properties, we look forward to bringing world class golfers to the city once again, celebrating 40 years at Uplands Golf Club.
Keith Dagg – one of the four original Founders
Dave Barr – First tournament winner, 1981
The Beachlands Victoria Open has long been one of the most important professional golf tournaments in the country. Many future PGA TOUR Americas stars have begun their journey to the PGA TOUR Americas in Victoria. We look forward to celebrating the 40th playing of The Beachlands Victoria Open in June.
– Scott Pritchard, Executive Director, PGA TOUR Americas
Papineau delivers another win for Canada at Royal Beach Victoria Open
Cleve Dheensaw ~ Times Colonist
Étienne Papineau said he didn’t dare look up at the leaderboard Sunday at Uplands Golf Club until the 16th hole. He liked what he saw when he finally trained his eyes on it. “It was hard [not to take an earlier peek]. I saw I was leading by three strokes. It was amazing,” said the native of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., who played in the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open last week. The graduate of the NCAA Div. 1 University of West Virginia Mountaineers would stretch that to a five-stroke victory at 18-under 262 over four rounds to win the first prize of $36,000 at the Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by the Times Colonist, the first event of the 10-tournament 2023 PGA Tour Canada season. “I had surgery in December and you never know how you are going to bounce back from surgery,” said Papineau. “There was lots of rehab but I stuck to the plan. The body needed time to heal but I came back strong. There were a few tears [after winning Sunday], I’m not going to lie. This was my first win on PGA Tour Canada and I am going to remember this week.” So are his people back home in Quebec: “My family could not be here this week, but they are probably crying back home right now. I can’t wait to talk to them and celebrate with them.” The volunteers at Uplands sang O Canada as Papineau approached the podium to accept the championship trophy.
It was appropriate as his win continued a big month for Canadian golf following Nick Taylor’s victory last week to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher of Victoria in 1954. “Nick Taylor began his pro career here at Uplands in 2011 and the next Nick Taylor will emerge from the PGA Tour Canada,” said PGA Tour Canada executive director Scott Pritchard. “Maybe this [Papineau] is the next Nick Taylor we are seeing.” Papineau acknowledged the rise of Canadian golf: “We are trending in the right direction and the Canadians on the PGA Tour are doing amazing things.
PGA TOUR Americas Record History
Uplands, established in 1922, now has a new course record of 60 ( 29-31 ) set by Cody Blick of Alamo, California on Saturday June 10th, 2017, playing in the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open: an Event on the MacKenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada.
Roger Sloan & Andrew Roque shot a nine under 61 (31-30) the lowest round in the 88 year history of uplands to take over the Course Record.
Sonny Skinner from Georgia shot a 62 (32-30) in the 1989 Victoria Open. This record wiped out the old record held by Canadian Legend Moe Norman who shot a 63 (34-29) in 1969.