Comox Valley’s young golfers continue to compete at prestigious tournaments around B.C.
This week (Aug. 27-28), Abigail Rigsby of Courtenay was in action at the 36-hole B.C. Bantam Girls Championship at Merritt Golf and Country Club.
The Crown Isle golfer was one of three Vancouver Island entries in the 15-player field. Results (unavailable at press time) are at www.bcga.org.
“Showcasing the up-and-coming golf talent 14 years and younger, the provincial bantam girls championship (held in conjunction with the bantam boys championship) acts as a springboard for competitive level golfers to gain important tournament exposure before they reach the junior ranks,” a BCGA spokesperson noted.
Meanwhile, five local golfers were in action last week (Aug. 21-23) at the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championships in Princeton.
Matthew Irvine was the top local finisher, with his 20-over 236 (80-74-82) earning him part of a three-way tie for 27th. Tyson Slater was part of a six-way tie for 50th at 29-over 245 (83-80-82).
Spencer McDougall finished in a two-way tie for 56th with a 31-over 247 (82-82-83).
Not making the cut were Nick Crookall and Dylan Slater.
Henry Lee of Coquitlam went wire-to-wire to win the event with a three-under 213 (68-71-74). He was the only golfer to finish under par at the par-72, 6,506-yard course. Trevor Yu of Vancouver and Jake Scarrow of Dewdney tied for second at even-par 216.