It’s the city’s toughest annual major golf tournament, but Nanaimo’s Kristian Hrabowych is getting the hang of it.
The 21-year-old won the Nanaimo Amateur for the second time this past weekend with a five-stroke victory.
Hrabowych, playing on his home course at the Nanaimo Golf Club, carded a 217 over the three-day event Friday through Sunday. The one over par score was two strokes better than his 219 in 2008, when he won the tourney by one stroke.
This year’s runner-up David Mick of Gorge Vale carded a 222 and third-place Rob Lokken of Bear Mountain shot 224.
Hrabowych’s teammate on the Vancouver Island University golf team, Tyson Lemon of Qualicum Beach, was the tournament’s low net winner with an adjusted score of 211. Nanaimo’s Murray Anderson was second in low net at 212, tied with Laine Zimmerman of Belmont.
Last year’s champion, Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, took home some hardware again in 2011 as A flight’s low gross champ. Nanaimo’s Ryan Tysowski was low net winner in A flight. Other winners include: Alistair Davies, Victoria, B flight low gross; Fraser Yule, Victoria, B flight low net; Charles Brucker, Nanaimo, C flight low gross; Paul Pickles, Nanaimo, C flight low net; Arthur Harris, Cordova Bay, D flight low gross; Bob Paterson, Point Grey, D flight low net.
Lemon and Nanaimo’s Tom Hickey were closest-to-the-pin winners on the weekend.