GORBAHN OVER-POWERS FIELD ON ROUTE TO FIRST VAN OPEN WIN”
Twenty-three year-old Kaleb Gorbahn clawed his way back from 6-shots out on day one to earn the biggest win of his career at this weekend’s Johnston Meier Insurance Vancouver Open. The Kimberly Pro carded rounds of 70, 68, 65 (-11) on Vancouver’s three city golf courses (McCleery, Langara & Fraserview) to earn a $10,000 cheque to go with the Title. His 11-under total was good for a 2-shot win over West Vancouver’s Kevin Spooner who carded rounds of 66, 72, 67 and a $5,000 runner-up cheque.
This was Gorbahn’s 4th Professional Win in just 8 months and Spooner’s 2nd consecutive runner-up finish at the Vancouver Open.
Interviewed after the round, Gorbahn would later say “This was a huge win for me. Not necessarily the $10,000 cheque (which is nice of course), but more for the tournament experience I have gained and building my confidence from a win against such a quality field”.
Gorbahn topped a record Vancouver Open field of 266 golfers to etch his name on the trophy that holds many a great player’s name including 3 x Van Open Winner and PGA Tour Winner Adam Hadwin (2010, 2011, 2016). The Kimberley Pro will no question take the confidence from this major win back east as he travels to Toronto to play in the Mackenzie Tour’s Canada Life Series at TPC Toronto this and next week.