Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby wins BC Juvenile Girls golf championship

Six birdies in final round earns Crown Isle golfer the title

Abigail Rigsby of Courtenay captured the BC Juvenile Girls golf championship today (Aug. 20) at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon.

A sparkling final round of six-under 65 on Thursday gave her a three-shot win over second-round leader Hannah Lee of Surrey, who shot a one-over 72 on Thursday to finish at 210. Rigsby, who golfs at Crown Isle, trailed Lee by four strokes going into the final round but fired a bogey-free round that included six birdies (four on the back nine) to take the victory. Rigsby went 72-70-65 while Lee carded rounds of 68-70-72.

Bowser’s Megan Ratcliffe (Pheasant Glen) finished 11th at (+12) 225 in the Juvenile Girls event.

Ratcliffe and Rigsby teamed up to finish third in the best ball competition. They went 66-64-64 to finish three shots back of AJ Ewart and Khan Lee and just one back of runners-up Keaton Gudz and Tristan Mandur.

In the Juvenile Boys event, Kolten Almgren of Courtenay (Crown Isle) finished in a two-way tie for 36th place at +19 232 (75-81-76) while  Victor Choi of Comox (Crown Isle) finished in a two-way tie for 49th at +27 240 (77-81-82).

For updated results from the BC Juvenile Championships at Spallumcheen, click here.