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Vancouver-based golf pro Oliver Tubb was the first place finisher out of all the pros to take to the course, shooting a 69 and 67 to claim the first place position with a final score of -8.

The pro, currently playing in the Canadian tour, says playing on Lakepoint’s challenging golf course was a very enjoyable experience.

“This is a great, fun golf course because it usually is a bit firmer, but it’s nice and bouncy and you got to hit good shots and the greens are tricky. It’s a fun gold course and I like coming up here. I like courses where you have to play well to score well.”

Tubb, who was playing in his third Pro-Am on the Charlie Lake course, beat out two very tough opponents, as fellow pros Darren Griff and Bryn Parry finished second and third respectively.

He said a shot on his 17 hole (Hole 1) of day two really stood out in his mind when considering the victory.

“I hit a four iron from 230 (yards) out to about 20 feet for an eagle putt. I missed the putt but I made the birdie and that was pretty good because I knew I needed that birdie to keep it going.”

Keep it going he did, as Tubb’s first place finish earned him a pay day of $5,000.

However, the real winner on the day was the non-profit organization, Ride for the Disabled, who, thanks to the Charity Pro-Am, will receive a donation of close to $3,000, as the final amount is still being tallied.

Alaska Highway Auto Body (AHAB), along with Pro Andrew Smeeth, finished the event as the top Pro Team, with Doug Hebert’s team and Pro Clark MacPherson placing second, and Murray GM, with Pro Troy Knight finishing the tournament in third place.

In the Amateur flight, first place also went to AHAB, Doug Hebert placed second and Murray GM rounded out third.

Ryan Vaughan, Pro at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club, says the event was great for everyone involved.

“It was really successful. It’s all about the charity and we raised as much as $3,000. Everyone had a great time, the whole event was really enjoyable and the weather cooperated for the most part. Overall, it was a great event.”

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