Koster takes first round lead

Defending Champion Greg Koster of Courtenay shot a 3-under-par 69 Tuesday to take the first round lead at the BC Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship at the Storey Creek Golf Club in Campbell River.

Koster, 39, had a consistent round, which included two birdies an eagle, giving him a one shot lead over Paul Hansen, of Cordova Bay Golf Club, heading into the second round.

“I started out with five pars in a row and then on the par-5 sixth I had a great drive and followed that up with a 3-wood to within two feet of the hole. I couldn’t hit it any better and ended up with an eagle,” said Koster, a member at Crown Isle Golf Resort.

“Heading into the tournament I probably wouldn’t have considered myself a favourite because I wasn’t playing that well.  The past couple days I’ve played better and after today’s round I’m feeling more confident now.”

The second round was played Wednesday. Starting times, post-round results and a full field list are available online at www.britishcolumbiagolf.org.

Other Comox Valley scores from the first round included Chris Kalnay (Glacier Greens 79 and Larry Ferguson (Sunnydale) 89.

– British Columbia Golf

 

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