• Hannah Lee and AJ Ewart Lead British Columbia Juvenile Championships At Spallumcheen

    Hannah Lee Of Surrey Shot Another Under-Par Round At Spallumcheen On Wednesday And Heads Into The Final Round Of The BC Juvenile Boys Championship Four Strokes Ahead Of Alisha Lau And Abigail Rigsby - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Hitting a hybrid from 242 yards out on the par-5 11th hole to four feet and then converting the eagle putt propelled Pitt Meadow Golf Club’s AJ Ewart to a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the BC Juvenile Boys Championships at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

    Ewart’s (-5) round of 66 included five birdies and two bogeys to go with that eagle, and he sits at (-6) 136. Ewart leads first-round leader Callum Davison by one stroke after Davison shot a (-1) round of 70 to go with his opening round 67.

  • Golf Options Endless For BC Junior Golfers

    Team Canada Development Squad Member Alisha Lau Has Played In Saskatchewan, Alberta And British Columbia This Summer And Has Weathered Ups And Downs As She Works On Her Game - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When 14-year-old Tiffany Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open, perhaps the people most happy for her were her BC teammates from the Western Canadian Summer Games.

    “What a great achievement for Tiffany,” said Alisha Lau, “I’ll try and go and cheer for her on Friday.” 

    Lau, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, can’t see her friend until Friday because she’s competing in the BC Juvenile Girls Championship at Spallumcheen until Thursday afternoon.

  • Callum Davison And Hannah Lee Lead British Columbia Juvenile Championships At Spallumcheen

    First Round Juvenile Boys Leader Callum Davison Was Pleased With His Start After His Opening Round 67 - Image Credit Alfie Lau
    by Alfie Lau

    The best 16-and-under golfers are at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club this week and after one round, it’s Hannah Lee of Surrey for the girls and Callum Davison of Cowichan for the boys who are topping the leaderboard.

    On a beautiful sunny opening round of the 54-hole tournament, eight boys broke par and two girls did likewise.

  • Hannah O’Sullivan Wins the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

    courtesy usga

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Hannah O’Sullivan, 17, of Chandler, Ariz., won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Portland Golf Club, earning a 3-and-2 victory over Sierra Brooks, 17, of Sorrento, Fla.

    After trailing by three holes through 15, O’Sullivan steadily inched closer, cutting the deficit to 1 down at the 18-hole break, squaring the match through 23 holes, taking the lead on the 24th hole and making a 4-foot par putt on the 34th green to seal the victory.

  • British Columbia Girls Sweep, Boys Win Gold & Silver In Golf In Wood Buffalo

    Team BC Made Quite A Haul In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy Matt Palsenbarg

    by Alfie Lau

    British Columbia came within one bronze medal of sweeping all the medals in the golf competition at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB.

    One day after both the boys and girls won the gold in the team competition, it was BC golfers winning the day again. Surrey’s Hannah Lee and Coquitlam’s AJ Ewart won gold medals, while Vancouver’s Tiffany Kong and Mill Bay’s Tristan Mandur won silver medals and Richmond’s Alisha Lau won a bronze medal.

  • Joshua Gliege Defeats BC’s Roy Kang To Win 61st PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur Championship

    Idaho's Joshua Gliege Defeated North Vancouver's Roy Kang In The Final Match Of The Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur - Image Credit PNGA

    via PNGA Communications

    Pendleton, Ore. – Joshua Gliege of Eagle, Idaho completed his march through the bracket with an 8 and 7 decision in the final match over Roy Kang of North Vancouver, B.C. to win the 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur, which was held at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore.

    The championship was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    After 12 holes into the scheduled 36-hole match, Gliege found himself 1-down to Kang, but he then took complete control of the match by winning nine of the next 14 holes, closing out the match with a birdie on the par-5 29th hole.

  • British Columbia Wins Team Titles At Western Canada Summer Games, Lee And Ewart Lead Individual Race

    Team BC Swept The Team Titles At The Western Canada Games In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy BC Golf Facebook page

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s two golds in the bank for BC golfers and possibly two more to come on Sunday.

    Reigning Canadian Juvenile Girls champion Hannah Lee threw down a 67 during Round 2 of the Western Canadian Summer Games on Saturday and that helped the BC team to another girls’ team title in Wood Buffalo, AB.

  • Team British Columbia Leads All Championships In Wood Buffalo

    Team BC Is Off To A Rousing Start At The Western Canada Summer Games In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy BC Golf Facebook page

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia is leading all four golf competitions at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB after the first round of competition on Friday.

  • British Columbia Golfers Win Willingdon Cup

    British Columbia's Winning Willingdon Cup Squad From L-R: Jared du Toit, Kevin Kwon And Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Alfie Lau


    by Alfie Lau

    The British Columbia Golf team of BC Amateur champion Jared du Toit, runner-up Stu Macdonald and third-place finisher Kevin Kwon came from behind to win the Willingdon Cup at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships in Ontario.

    “It was a nice little surprise to wake up to,” said Stuart Macdonald of the winning team. “It feels awesome. We’ve joined some good names up there [in the championship’s history]. I know B.C. has had some pretty good runs with the Willingdon Cup. I thought we had a pretty good team this year.”

  • 61st PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur Championship Set to Begin at Wildhorse Resort

    via press release

    PENDLETON, Oregon — The 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur Championship heads to Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore.

    The championship, conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), will be held August 10-14, hosting some of the most talented junior golfers in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Introducing Golf To Aboriginal Youth Will Pay Future Dividends

    Alec Dan Performed A Traditional Musqueam Welcoming Song For The 11 Participants Of The BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It was a beautiful Thursday morning at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre in South Vancouver and while golfers worked on their games, Alec Dan was clad in traditional Musqueam attire .

    Dan was greeting 11 young golfers to the BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships and performed a traditional Musqueam welcoming song.

    “We are very happy to have you come to our territory and learn about the great game of golf,” said Dan. “Our hope is that you youngsters have fun and enjoy yourself here and maybe you take up the game of golf in the future. The most important thing is to have fun.”

  • Michelle Kim Wins Canadian Junior Girls Title

    Michelle Kim, Who Picked Up The Trophy For The BC Junior Girls Championship, Now Has The Canadian Junior Girls Title As Well

    by Alfie Lau

    Surrey’s Michelle Kim continued her dream summer by winning the Canadian Junior Girls title at Deer Park Municipal Golf Club in Yorkton, SK.

    Kim’s (-6) total of 286 was two strokes better than fellow Surrey golfer Hannah Lee, who battled a cold to still card a (-4) total of 288. Kim, a member of Golf Canada’s Development Squad, had earlier won the BC Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows and the BC Junior Girls at Cordova Bay.

  • Pace Of Play Is Everyone’s Responsibility

    Slow Play Can Be Maddening. But It's Everyone's Responsibility To Overcome - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by John Gordon (Golf Canada)

    Not even halfway through your round and you’re hot. Man, are you hot. Sure, the thermometer is in the upper 20s, but it’s not the summer heat that’s frying you. It’s the waiting on every shot. Every shot!

    “Why is that group in front of us so @%#%-ing slow?!”

    Cool down. It just might not be their fault. Or the fault of the groups in front of them.

  • Team BC Wins Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan

    From Left, Akari Hayashi, Michelle Kim And Hannah Lee Comprised Team Bc, Which Won The Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan By 20 Strokes - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia has won the Inter-Provincial Junior Girls team championship at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, SK.

    The BC team of Surrey’s Hannah Lee and Michelle Kim, along with Victoria’s Akari Hayashi, posted a two-day total of 7-under par 285 to capture the team championship by 20 strokes.

  • Wise Catches Fire In Final Round To Capture 49th Pacific Coast Amateur, BC’s du Toit T6th

    Aaron Wise Is The 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy Pacific Coast Golf Association

    via press release

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Eugene, OR)- University of Oregon Duck Sophomore Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California has etched his name in Pacific Coast Amateur history with an impressive final round at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon.

    Coming into the final round, Wise sat two strokes back of third round leaders Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas and Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis, California. Wise got off to a great start, making birdies on holes one and three to get to four under and into a lead he would never relinquish.

    "Today was a great day," stated Wise. "I got off to a hot start just as I had wanted to."

  • Southern California Wins 43rd-Annual Junior America’s Cup At Pine Canyon Club, Team B.C. Comes 4th

    Team California (L-R) – Joseph Chun, Chase Furey, Sam Choi, Kevin Smith And Justin Kim - Image Courtesy JGAA

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The team from Southern California took top honours at the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup held in Flagstaff, Arizona at Pine Canyon Club, July 28-30.

    The team – made up of Sam Choi of Cerritos, Chase Furey of Newport Beach, Justin Kim of Fullerton and Joseph Chun of Irvine – finished at 25-under par for the tournament, 13 strokes clear of the second-place team from Wyoming and 17 strokes ahead of the third-place team from Colorado with Team British Columbia two shots further back.

  • Team Alberta Wins Provincial Championship At Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, B.C. Finishes Second

    Team Alberta Members (L-R) Sabrine Garrison, Jennifer Ha And Jaclyn Lee Took The Inter-Provincial Women's Championship Title - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The second round of the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship concluded Thursday afternoon at Riverside Country Club with Team Alberta emerging as the Inter-Provincial Women’s Champions and Team British Columbia finishing in second spot.

    Day three of competition started with half of the players teeing off in their second round after play was suspended on Tuesday.

  • John Gallacher Wins BC Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set, Gudmund Lindbjerg Wins Super Senior Championship

    John Gallacher Of Burnaby And The Vancouver Golf Club Won His Second British Columbia Golf Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set Bay Resort In Pitt Meadows. Gallacher Had Won Previously In 2007 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s been eight years since John Gallacher first won the British Columbia Golf Senior Championship and that drought came to an end Thursday when he beat Doug Roxburgh by four strokes for his second senior’s title at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort.

  • John Gallacher Leads By 3 At BC Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set

    John Gallacher Of Burnaby And The Vancouver Golf Club Holds A Three-Stroke Lead Heading Into The Final Round Of The British Columbia Golf Senior And Super Senior Championships At Swan-e-Set Bay Resort In Pitt Meadows - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    On a day when no under-par rounds were recorded during Round 2 of the British Columbia Golf Senior and Super Senior Championships at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows, it was the even-par round of 72 that staked The Vancouver Golf Club’s John Gallacher to a three-stroke lead.

    The Burnaby product sits at (-2) 142, three strokes clear of the group at (+1) 145 that includes two-time defending champion Doug Roxburgh, 2012 champion Sandy Harper and Summerland’s Len Filek.

    The 54-hole championship runs until Thursday, with the final round set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

  • John Gallacher And Len Filek Share First-Round Lead At BC Senior Championship at Swan-e-Set

    John Gallacher Shot A (-2) Round Of 70 During The Opening Round Of The BC Senior Men’s Golf Championship At Swan-e-Set - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    John Gallacher of Burnaby and Summerland’s Len Filek share the lead at (-2) 70 after Round 1 of the British Columbia Golf Senior and Super Senior Championships at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows. The 54-hole championship runs until Thursday, with Round 2 set to begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Gallacher, who won the BC Senior Men’s Championship in 2007, started out with a birdie on his opening hole and added five more during his round to go with only four bogeys.