Riley Wheeldon of Comox returns to action on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit this week at the 2015 Bayview Place Island Savings Open, presented by the Times Colonist, at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria.
A field of 156 will be vying for a purse of $175,000, with $31,500 going to the winner. The 32nd annual tourney runs June 4-7.
Wheeldon got off to a slow start at the first stop on the tour last week at the PC Financial Open in Vancouver but roared back to be part of a five-way playoff for top spot. Atlanta’s Drew Weaver won the event, overcoming Adam Svensson, Taylor Pendrith and Ross Beal as well as Wheeldon in the playoff.
Wheeldon has a strong history at Uplands, including a third-place finish in 2013. Other Vancouver Islanders in the field include Cory Renfrew (Victoria), Kevin Carrigan (Victoria), Matt Matheson (Victoria), Brian Sluggett (Victoria) and Connor Gann (Victoria) as well as former University of Victoria Vikes Darren Hupfer (Calgary) and Todd Halpen (Calgary).
The tourney website is bpisopen.ca and Twitter links are @BPISOpenGolf/ and #BPISOpen