Junior golf circuit coming to Castlegar club this Saturday

Zone 1 junior golfers played two rounds last weekend and will continue this Saturday in Castlegar.

Zone 1 junior golfers played two rounds last weekend and will continue this Saturday in Castlegar.

The first round of the weekend was at Redstone in Rossland, where Christina Lake’s Tanner Kopan finished with 71. Birchbank’s Steve Simister had his personal best of the year, finishing with 77 and winning the 17-18 year-old category.

Garrett Underwood from Champion Lake won the 15-16 year-old division with 76, Isaac Janzen of Creston won the 13-14 year-old category with 84.

Kaeden Lane from Christina Lake won the nine-hole division with a score of 38.

Kopan and Simister kept up the close play on Sunday, finishing with 78 and 79, respectiviely. However that wasn’t enough to squeak out a win in front of Redstone’s Kevin Bennett, who finished with 76 and Jordan Hoodicoff from Christina Lake who finished with 77.

Eighty was the magical number in the 15-16 year-old division where Brenan Moroney, Tyler McKay and Garrett Underwood all tied, then competed in a three-way playoff with Moroney finishing first.

Lane finished first in the nine hole division again with a score of 40.

Five golfers qualified for the BC Junior tournament over the weekend as well: Kopan, Bennett, Underwood, Moroney and McKay. One more spot will be awarded after the zone round in Creston.

Castlegar golfers will have home-course advantage this Saturday with a 2 p.m. start at the course.

Please email Rob McKay at zone1juniorgolf@yahoo.ca if you plan to play.