Golfer gets a grip on provincial level competition

Castlegar's Jeff Ashton, 16 is taking part in his biggest tourney, to date

Ashton is off to the 2014 BC Summer Games

Jeff Ashton has headed to Nanaimo for the BC Summer Games and he’s understandably excited. He’s the only Castlegar golfer taking part although he does have West Kootenay area company in the form of teammates from Salmo, Christina Lake and Nakusp.

“This is the first time I’ve been in a B.C. golf event so it should be pretty fun,” said Ashton on July 7.

The Nanaimo games hold an added allure for the young athlete as he’s not been to the Island before.

The 16 year-old has been working on his golf game since the age of nine: he comes by the passion honestly as his family contains many who love the game.

“I’ve played quite a few junior circuit tournaments and high school tournaments,” he outlined after being asked about his biggest golf achievement to date, “and last year our high school (Rossland Sec.) golf team was actually third in the province.”

Jeff feels his short game is his strongest asset on the course, which is good because the most action occurs on and near the greens.

Jeff takes with him our best wishes for good results at the Canada Summer Games.

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