Brian Benedictson wins Men’s North Island Open

Defeats Jordan Caron in six-hole playoff in July 5-6 tournament at Comox

BRIAN BENEDICTSON WON this year's Men's North Island Open golf tournament after a six-hole playoff. Comox Golf Club pro Keith Gibson (right) presented the trophy.

BRIAN BENEDICTSON WON this year's Men's North Island Open golf tournament after a six-hole playoff. Comox Golf Club pro Keith Gibson (right) presented the trophy.

It took a six-hole playoff to determine the winner of the 2014 Men’s North Island Open golf tournament. The July 5-6 tourney, presented by Comox Valley Dodge, was held at the Comox Golf Club.

After a great first round, including tying the course record with a score of 61, Jordan Caron from Victoria Golf Club seemed to be in the driver’s seat. In front of Jordan’s great round, Comox member Nick Usher had already posted a fantastic score of 66 with a front nine round of 29 to be the low score posted in the clubhouse.

Day 2 was a battle of rain and competitive fire as top names like Brian Benedictson, Greg Koster and Mitch Carr Hilton knew they needed to bring their A game to chase down Usher and Caron. In the end Benedictson and Caron were tied at 5-under par after 36 holes of regulation golf. Usher and Carr Hilton fell one back with their total of 4-under par.

The stage was set for a playoff to determine the champion of this historic event and after six holes Benedictson was crowned the overall champ.

There was some tremendous play and some great laughs had all weekend, a spokesperson said. “Thank you to all the players, volunteers and corporate sponsors for helping make this event great.”

In other news, there have been several hole in ones at Comox over the past month, including Mike Holland on #9 on June 21, Bill Bennett #14 on June 22, Terry Christie #9 on June 29, Bert Meek #5 on June 29 and Lawry Willis on #5.


– Comox Golf Club



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