Alberni Golf Course head pro Bruce MacDonald

Palmer wins West Coast Amateur at AGC

Greg Palmer wins the West Coast Amateur after finishing second in 2013.

It was close, but Greg Palmer from Port Alberni won the West Coast Amateur by three strokes over Steve Watson, last Sunday at Alberni Golf Course.

Palmer shot a total of 141 over the weekend to win low gross. Steve Acland won low net with a combined 135.

“I did better this year,” said Palmer, who finished second to Courtenay’s Greg Koster in 2013.

“I was leading pretty much the whole time; it got a little close at the end when I hit it in the water on No. 16.”