Busy season for Terran Berger

Comox golfer posts wins at two big BCGA tournaments

ZONE 6 JUNIOR chair Pat Irwin presented Terran Berger with the championship trophy at the Junior of the Year tournament

It’s been a busy season of golf for Terran Berger.

The Comox resident has posted consistently solid results, highlighted by winning both the BCGA Zone 6 Junior North Island championship and Junior of the Year tournament.

The impressive North Island victory came July 15-16  at Crown Isle where Berger shot a gross total of 75-68.

That event was part of the Slegg Lumber Summer Tour which runs from May to the end of July. The top 20 point earners on the tour after a dozen or so events are invited to the Junior of the Year tournament, which this year was held July 26 at Glacier Greens.

Berger, who plays out of Glacier Greens, shot a sizzling 69 to take top spot, four strokes better than Gavin Hollebaken of Mt. Brenton.

The next stop for Berger was the national stage as he was one of three local golfers at the 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

While none of the Valley trio in Sudbury, Ont. from July 30 to Aug. 2 made the cut,  18-year-old Berger was the top local, shooting 77-78 (+11).

Logan Yanick of Courtenay shot 79-80 (+15) and Matthew Irvine of Courtenay shot 86-74 (+16).

BC Golf Zone 6 encompasses an area from Honeymoon Bay, west of Duncan, north to Port Hardy, west to Long Beach and the Pacific Rim and east to Powell River.

That means there’s a lot of good young golfers competing on the junior tour. And the Comox Valley is home to many of them.

At the Junior of the Year tourney, Irvine (Crown Isle) tied for fourth, Nick Crookall (Crown Isle) tied for sixth, Alex Webber (Crown Isle) tied for 11th, Tyson Slater (Comox) was 12th, Matthew Perry (Glacier Greens) was 13th and Victor Choi (Crown Isle) finished 15th.

In the girls division, Abigail Rigsby (Crown Isle) shot 80 to take spot, three better than runner-up Emily Adams (Mt. Breton). McKenna Fox (Crown Isle) was fourth and Megan Ratcliffe (Crown Isle) placed fifth.

More info and results are at bcgazone6.org under the ‘Juniors’ link.

Berger’s junior season has wrapped up, but he will be playing in the Glacier Greens men’s club championship next then the Labour Day Storey Creek Open.

 

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