Knapp Hangs On for Wild Win at GolfBC Championship
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-06-17
By CHRIS COX, PGATOUR.COM
KELOWNA, British Columbia — After he birdied his fourth hole in six tries at the GolfBC Championship, Jake Knapp turned his sights to a nearby leaderboard, expecting to find comfort with his name at the top of it.
Except it wasn’t. It wasn’t anywhere close.
But Knapp held steady, and — despite a record 59 from Greyson Sigg and a 7-under 64 by his best friend Jonathan Garrick — eventually held on to win by one stroke at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club with a final-round 63. It was his second victory of the year after he won the season-opening Canada Life Open, the first player to win both events since Dan McCarthy did it in his record-setting four-win campaign of 2016.
“I couldn’t believe when I saw the leaderboard and my name wasn’t on top,” he said. “To shoot 4-under on the front you don’t really think you’re not going to be in first. I saw the score and I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”