A trio of local golfers will be taking their games to Nova Scotia this fall thanks to winning a regional qualifier event in Parksville earlier this month.
Brad Kaltenegger, Ryan Brazuer and Scott Dusecoy teamed up with Langley’s Sean Janzen and PGA professional Tom Monaghan to capture the B.C. West Regional Final of the RBC PGA Scramble, held on Aug. 13 at the Morningside Golf Club, finishing ahead of 18 other teams.
The victory sends them to the national final, slated for the prestigious Cabot Links Golf Course, along the Atlantic Ocean coast in Inverness.
After winning their local qualifier back in July at Fraserview, the team had to make a slight roster change due to a conflict one member couldn’t miss, his own wedding.
“We qualified with four guys, two of my brother-in-laws, plus a friend of ours,” said Kaltenegger. “Unfortunately our friend had his wedding on the same day, so he couldn’t make the Regional Final and we ended up having to invite another friend to play with us. He maybe could have made it if we teed off earlier in the morning.”
The group will compete against 20 teams from all over the country at the October final.
“Cabot Links is on the bucket list for all of us and have always wanted to go, but haven’t had the chance to go there,” added Kaltenegger. "It will feel like a real PGA event, so my heart will be pumping on the first hole.”
The RBC PGA Scramble is a national series of events that took place at more than 150 golf facilities around the country in 2022, culminating with Regional Finals and the RBC PGA Scramble National Championship in October.