Junior golf tour wraps up at Kokanee Springs and Balfour

The local Junior Golf season came to an end this past weekend at the tour championship.

The local Junior Golf season came to an end this past weekend at the tour championship.  This year, the tour championship was a two day, 36 hole event held at two golf courses.  On Saturday, the juniors teed it up at Kokanee Springs and the again the trio of Jordan Hoodikoff (Christina Lake), Brenan Moroney (RTCC) and Tyler McKay (RTCC) led the group.  Brenan and Jordan both posted identical rounds of 75 and Tyler came in at 77.  Braden McKay (RTCC) and Shawn Ellard (Kaslo) posted 82’s on the first day.

The drama continued to unfold on the second day at Balfour Golf Course.  Trevor Browell (Champion Lake) and Braden McKay both posted solid rounds with Trevor shooting 79 and Brady shooting 77.   Ryan Page (RTCC), played some of his best golf of the season and posted back to back rounds of 84 to take low net honors.

In the race for first, Tyler made an early bogie in his round, but then an Eagle and Birdie helped him take a slight lead over Brenan and Jordan.  The kids battled all day with all three making some mistakes and plenty of birdies, but in the end the entire season came down to the eighteenth hole with Brenan Moroney winning the title with a one shot victory over both Tyler and Jordan.  The Sundays rounds saw Tyler post a 75 for a two day total of 152, Brenan a 76 for a 151 and Jordan a 77 for a 152 total.

Ryan Fullerton took the honors for most improved in the 15 – 18 year division and Dugan McInnes from Nakusp won most improved in the 14 and under division.  With his win Brenan won Player of the Year, Jordan won top player 17-18 year division, Tyler top of the 15-16 year olds, and Braden McKay for the 14 and under.

A special thanks needs to be given to Les Arnold for sponsoring the Net Division.

Of note, MacKenzie Field from Christina Lake has accepted a scholarship to play golf next year at SFU and Jordan Hoodikoff will be playing at a college in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Many players will be representing the region in the summer games and other BCGA events as well as some events in the USA this summer.  Good luck to all the kids.