Only nine players shot even par or better in round one of the British Columbia Juvenile Boys’ Championship at the Princeton Golf Club on Tuesday.
Coquitlam’s Henry Lee had the early lead after firing a four-under-par 68 (-4) which featured four birdies and 14 pars to open a two-shot lead over Dewdney’s Jake Scarrow.
Matthew Irvine of Courtenay was the top Comox Valley golfer after the first round. He was in a four-way tie for 40th at eight-over 80.
Nick Crookall of Courtenay and Spencer McDougall of Comox shot opening rounds of 82 and were part of a nine-way tie for 53rd at 82.
Tyson Slater of Comox was in a three-way tie for 62nd at 11-over 83 while Dylan Slater of Comox was in a two-way tie for 71st at 13-over 85.
Princeton Golf Club is playing as a par-72 6,506 yard course for the boys’ championship. The B.C. girls’ championship is also running Aug. 21-23 at Princeton, with no Comox Valley golfers competing.
Both championships are 54-hole stroke play competitions. The boys’ features a cut to the low 60 players and ties following 36 holes. Due to a limited field, no cut will occur after 36 holes for the girls. During rounds one and two, the zone and club team competitions will be contested.
Updated results are at www.britishcolumbiagolf.org.