Ups and down at Summer Games

Disappointing rounds scores dropped Mark Valliere down the leaderboard in the boys golf competition at the Canada Summer Games.

  • Aug. 21, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A pair of strong opening rounds left him tied for first, but disappointing third and fourth round scores dropped Mark Valliere down the leaderboard in the boys golf competition at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. Following an opening round 70 that included seven birdies, the 18-year-old Courtenay golfer shot 73 in the second round last week. He was even with Team B.C. teammates Trevor Yu and Kevin Kwon, but posted a third round 78 and final round of 82 Saturday to finish with a combined 303. Kwon won with a 279 and Yu was fourth at 294.

Crown Isle’s Robert Ratcliffe was coach of the B.C. golf squad which won the team event with a four-round total of 571, 12 strokes better than second-place Ontario.

In other results, Chelsea Tancon of Comox was on the B.C. squad that won silver in girls volleyball. Her team lost a tough five-set championship final to Alberta.

In cycling, Gillian Ellsay of Courtenay was eighth in the time trial and ninth in the road race. Jordan Duncan of Comox was 27th in the time trial and 23rd in the road race. Both went pointless in the Saturday criterium. Kia Van der Vliet was 22nd in the time trail and 24th in the road race. She withdrew from the criterium.

Special Olympics track athlete Jake Hooper advanced to the 100m final after a second-place finish in his heat. He placed sixth in his 200m heat.

Tyler Kostiuk of Comox — the 2013 B.C. high school champ — placed sixth in the men’s javelin final.

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