Abbotsford Rotary hole-in-one finale draws closer

A total of 60 golfers have qualified for final event after five days

The Abbotsford Rotary hole-in-one’s leaderboard is quickly filling up, with just three more days of activity left for golfers to qualify.

The event kicked off at Fraserglen Golf Course on May 28, and every day since a total of 12 golfers have advanced to the final on Sunday. Six golfers have qualified by being the closest to the pin, and six others have been added randomly.

Qualifying rounds have seen golfers attempt to shoot closest to the pin from 95 yards out, with Sunday’s final being extended to 165 yards.

Everyone shooting on Sunday gets a chance to win a new car if they get a hole in one, with the top ten closest also getting a chance to shoot for $1 million.

Golfers who were closest to the pin on their respective days include: Jeremy Young (Saturday), Kyle Gerard (Sunday), David Hopaluk (Monday), Pierre Croten (Tuesday) and Gordie Lamb (Wednesday).

Other golfers who qualified with close shots were: Barry Turchen, Steve McAlister, Ian Roe, Jason Spriestma, Bradley Wahler, Peter O’Connor, Inpeng Keoprasenth, Les Barkman, John Atchison, Nolan Baerg, Jean Robertson, Martin Prus, Jim Stewart, Lee Corfe, Michelle Holmberg, Gary Steinhauer and Phil Holmberg.

Random draw winners were: Elmer Wiebe, Brian Threlfall, Riley Emerson, Bruce Tebbutt, Jim Goodridge, Ralph Payne, Marty Peters, Jean Robertson, Sid de Haan, David Pardy, Kyle Snyder, Karen McLean, Dan Lepp, Craig Masse, Bev Hasenpflug, Pat Sweeney, Ed Bain, Mitch Lang, David Gamble, Randy Fernando, Curt Ayotte, Chris Oliver, Jim Goodrich and Wanda Holmberg.

People can continue to qualify today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday.

The event wraps up on Sunday, with all qualifiers hitting for the prizes. For more information, visit