• Confident Zalli Not Content With Share Of Halfway Lead At B.C. Junior Boys Championship

    A Very Confident Ilirian Zalli Goes Into Round Three Of The B.C. Junior Boys Championship Tied For The Lead With Khan Lee - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Ilirian Zalli is tied for the lead halfway through the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, but that wasn’t much consolation after letting what he felt could have been a great round slip away.

    Zalli played his first nine holes in four-under par before stumbling slightly on the back nine en route to a three-under 69 that left him at seven-under par through 36 holes. He is tied with Langley’s Khan Lee, who shot the day’s best score, a five-under 67.

  • John Doubles Her Lead At B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship

    Leah John Continues To Lead The B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship At Kimberley GC After Two Rounds - Image Credit Lance Kraus Photography

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Leah John finally made some bogeys Wednesday, but a funny thing happened. Her lead doubled at the B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship at Kimberley Golf Club.

    John, who opened the tournament with a bogey-free, four-under par 68, shot a two-over 74 in the second round and now leads by four shots with a 36-hole total of 142 or two-under par.

  • Former B.C. Junior Star Jonnie Motomochi Helping Young Golfers Pursue Their Collegiate Golf Dreams

    Former Oregon State Beaver Jonnie Motomochi Has Found An Important And Fulfilling Role Helping Promising Young Players Get Scholarship Opportunities - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- It’s safe to say the majority of the 120 players who teed it up at this week’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship are hoping their prowess on the links might earn them a golf scholarship.

    Jonnie Motomochi, who not so long ago was one of them, would like to help make that happen. The 27-year-old Motomochi has started a college golf consulting business aimed at helping parents and their sons and daughters navigate the college golf scholarship waters.

  • Back-To-Back Eagles Propel Michael Crisologo Into Lead At B.C. Junior Boys Championship

    A Pair Of Eagles Carried Richmond's Michael Crisologo To The First Round Lead At The BC Junior Boys Championship In Kamloops - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Michael Crisologo was having a decent round of golf Tuesday as he came to the 11th hole at Kamloops Golf & Country Club.

    Then the eagle landed. And that was followed by another one. Just like that, his round became a very good one that put him in the lead at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship.
    “Back to back eagles,” the 17-year-old said with a big smile after his round.

  • Career-Best Round Gives John The Lead At B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship

    Leah John Is Your First Round Leader In The 2018 BC Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship At Kimberley Golf Club - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Leah John doesn’t quite know what she is going to do for an encore in Wednesday’s second round of the B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship at Kimberley Golf Club.

    All John did in Tuesday’s first round was fire a bogey-free, course-record four-under par 68 to grab a two-shot lead. “That was my first bogey-free round and also the best score I have ever had,” the 18-year-old Vancouver resident said after the round.

  • Follow Live Scoring From BC Junior Boys & Girls Championships

    The 2017 BC Junior Boys Champion Christian Zalli Kisses The Trophy After His Win At Squamish Golf & Country Club. He Won't Be Back To Defend But His Younger Brother Ilirian Is There - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    As the championship season really gets into high gear here in British Columbia, this week we have both the BC Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship taking place at Kimberley Golf Club in Kimberley and the BC Junior Boys Championship at the Kamloops Golf Club in Kamloops.

    BC Golf's Brad Ziemer previewed the events briefly in his recent Ziemer's BC Golf Notes thusly:

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Christian Zalli is not age-eligible to defend his B.C. Junior Boys Championship this week. But his little brother, Ilirian, will be at Kamloops Golf & Country Club and has to be considered one of the favourites in the field.

    Ilirian tied for second at last year’s B.C. Junior at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, finishing two shots behind his big brother. Ilirian, the 2016 B.C. Bantam Boys champion from Vancouver, tore up the Zone 4 Junior Tour this spring. He won the Zone 4 Junior Championship by six shots and ran away with the Order of Merit title.

    The Junior Boys Championship begins Tuesday and runs through Friday. The Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship also begins Tuesday at Kimberley Golf ClubAlisha Lau, who won last year’s championship by 10 shots at the Bear Course at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna, is not age-eligible to defend her title. Lau just finished her freshman year at the University of Colorado.

    Please CLICK HERE for scoring from the BC Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship

    Please CLICK HERE for scoring from the BC Junior Boys Championship

     

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Juniors In Spotlight This Week; Dog Days At Redwoods; Hadwin Feeling Frustrated

    Jackson The Golden Retriever Takes A Break In The Golf Cart During Redwoods GC's Dog Days of Summer Event - Image Courtesy Redwoods Golf Course

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Christian Zalli is not age-eligible to defend his B.C. Junior Boys Championship this week. But his little brother, Ilirian, will be at Kamloops Golf & Country Club and has to be considered one of the favourites in the field.

    Ilirian tied for second at last year’s B.C. Junior at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, finishing two shots behind his big brother. Ilirian, the 2016 B.C. Bantam Boys champion from Vancouver, tore up the Zone 4 Junior Tour this spring. He won the Zone 4 Junior Championship by six shots and ran away with the Order of Merit title.

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  • Snyder Comes From Behind To Win B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship

    2018 BC Men's Mid-Amateur Champion Jay Snyder - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- Jay Snyder has played more tournament golf the last few weeks than he has in years and all that work paid off Thursday when he won the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship. Now he pledges to spend more time with his wife, Sophie, who is expecting their first child in December.

    “My wife right now is very unhappy with me because I was away for a week at Winged Foot (in New York), then I played the Squamish Amateur, the Marine Drive Amateur and then I played this, so in June I haven’t seen a lot of my wife and she is pregnant and cranky so . . .,” Snyder said with a smile. He didn’t finish the sentence so we will.

    He’d better put the clubs away for a while. 

  • Proteau’s Sixth Mid-Amateur Win An Emotional One

    BC Golf Tournament Director Greg Moody Presents The Women's Mid-Amateur Trophy To 2018 Winner Christina Proteau, Her 6th Victory In The Event - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- Christina Proteau has a long list of provincial and national golf titles, so it would be easy to assume that another one wouldn’t mean all that much. That could not be further from the truth. This one meant so much to Proteau, the mother of two young boys who is a Crown prosecutor in Port Alberni.

    She fired a one-under par 71 Thursday at Hyde Mountain Golf Course to win her sixth B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship title. The tears she wiped away from her eyes told the story.

  • Swanson, Wilson Share More Than lead At Mid-Amateur; Little Leads By One Shot On Women’s Side

    Cobble Hill's Brent Wilson, The 2015 PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Champion, Is Tied For The Lead Going Into The Final Round Of The BC Men's Mid-Amateur At Hyde Mountain GC - Image Courtesy PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- Brent Wilson and Dan Swanson have more in common than the fact they happen to share the lead heading into Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship at Hyde Mountain Golf Course.

    Swanson and Wilson have also both suffered heartbreak at Storey Creek Golf Course in Campbell River during British Columbia Golf championships.

  • Hyde Mountain Proud To Showcase Itself As Host Of B.C. Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Championships

    Hyde Mountain GC On Mara Lake - Image Courtesy Golf BC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- Here in the Houseboat Capital of Canada, it makes perfect sense that Hyde Mountain Golf Course would have its own marina.

    There’s no need to drive your car to the scenic course that sits on Mara Lake. Just pull your boat up to the dock located on Hyde Mountain’s fourth hole, pick up the courtesy phone and a shuttle will be there in minutes to take you to the newly renovated clubhouse.

    And once you see the views from the huge triple-tiered patio outside that clubhouse, you will likely play your round in anticipation of some time spent at the 19th hole.

  • Follow Live Scoring For BC Golf Mid-Master & Mid-Amateur Championships

    The 2018 British Columbia Golf Women's and Men's Mid-Master and Mid-Amateur Championships are taking place at the Hyde Mountain Golf Course in Sicamous.

    BC Golf's Brad Ziemer previewed the event here:

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Last year’s champions will be in the field to defend their titles this week when Hyde Mountain Golf Course in Sicamous plays host to the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters Championship.

    Last year at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford BayVictoria’s Craig Doell won both the Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters titles. Doell beat Cameron Powell of Fernie in a playoff to win the Mid-Am category, which is for players 25 and over. Doell edged Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper by one shot to win the Mid-Masters crown, which is for players 40 and older.

    Abbotsford’s Dan Swanson, recently reinstated as an amateur, should be a player to watch this week. On the women’s side, Parksville’s Josee Deslauriers won both of the Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters titles last year at Kokanee Springs by four shots over Jackie Little of Procter. Little won her sixth B.C. Senior Women’s title last week at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay and is in the field this week at Hyde Mountain.

    The 54-hole competition goes Tuesday through Thursday.

    Tournament Information 

    Both the Men's and Women's Championships have two primary championships (54-hole stroke play – no cut), outlined as follows: Players will be playing in all championships in which they are age eligible. Maximum field size is 156 players made up of 120 men and 36 women. 

    Mid-Amateur – age 25 and older (as of the first day of the National Championship)
    Mid-Master – age 40 and older (as of the first day of the National Championship)

    Additionally, there is a "Best-Ball Competition"- Players may make up their own 2-person team from the field (may be mixed gender). This championship is a best ball conducted over 54 holes.

    Tournament Director: Greg Moody greg@britishcolumbiagolf.org

    Click HERE for live scoring

  • Swanson Keeps It On Straight And Narrow And Grabs First-Round Lead At B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship

    Recently Reinstated Amateur Dan Swanson Took The First Roud Lead In The Men's Division At The B.C. Mid-Amateur At Hyde Mountain GC In Sicamous - Image Courtesy VGT

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- The views of Mara Lake from Hyde Mountain Golf Course are sublime, but the competitors at this week’s B.C. Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master Championships can’t really enjoy them during their rounds.

    They’re too busy focusing on their next shot and avoiding the trouble that seems to be ever present. “It’s not easy,” said Abbotsford’s Dan Swanson, who grabbed the first-round lead with a two-under par 70.

    “It is kind of claustrophobic on some holes. It kind of makes it easy. You can’t go left, you can’t go right, so there’s only one place to go -- right down the middle. Just pick your line and trust your swing because if you don’t that’s when it starts to go sideways on you.

  • Proteaus Keep It All In The Family At Golf Tournaments

    Team Proteau Is At It Again As Christina And Husband Jim Along With Their Sons Jameson And Thatcher Are All Pulling Together Toward Another BC Golf Title For Mom - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SICAMOUS -- They are not just golf tournaments, they are more like family adventures when Christina and Jim Proteau hit the road these days.

    They are packing much more precious cargo than Christina’s clubs, which happen to have won a collection of provincial titles. The Proteaus are also bringing along their two young sons -- Jameson, who is three and a half, and eight-month-old Thatcher -- and that makes things interesting.

    Proteau, who grabbed the first round lead in the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Tuesday, insists she and her husband wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hyde Mountain Welcomes Mid-Amateur Championship; Big Payday For Spooner; B.C. Teens Off To U.S. Junior Championships

    2017 Mid-Am Champs Craig Doell (L) And Josee Deslauriers Are In Sicamous At Hyde Mountain GC This Week To Defend Their Titles - Images: Hyde Mtn./BC Golf/PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Last year’s champions will be in the field to defend their titles this week when Hyde Mountain Golf Course in Sicamous plays host to the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters Championship.

    Last year at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay, Victoria’s Craig Doell won both the Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters titles. Doell beat Cameron Powell of Fernie in a playoff to win the Mid-Am category, which is for players 25 and over. Doell edged Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper by one shot to win the Mid-Masters crown, which is for players 40 and older.

  • 17 Collegiate Golf Scholarships Being Made Available Through Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is offering 17 scholarships this year to assist aspiring young Canadian golfers. See the information below for details and either click on the Apply Now button in the poster or HERE to be taken to the scholarship page.

  • Little’s Legend Grows As She Wins Her Sixth B.C. Senior Women’s Title

    The Legend Of Little Continues To Grow With The 6th B.C. Senior Women's Title Won By Procter's Jackie Little At Crown Isle Resort In Courtenay - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She has one of the most impressive resumes in the history of British Columbia amateur golf and Jackie Little added yet another line to it on Thursday.

    Little won her sixth B.C. Senior Women’s Championship, going wire-to-wire at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay. She closed with a five-over 77 to finish the 54-hole event at eight-over par. That was good for a six-shot win over Kim Evans of Vancouver and Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe, Alta.

  • Little Carries Five-Shot Lead Into Final Round Of B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Is One Round Away From Securing Her 6th B.C. Senior Women's Championship -  British Columbia Golf Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jackie Little gave the rest of the field an opening, but no one took advantage in Wednesday’s second round of the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay.

    Little fired a four-over 76 Wednesday. That was five shots higher than the one-under 71 she recorded in Tuesday’s opening round that had given Little a three-shot cushion.

  • Little Goes Low To Grab First-Round Lead At B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Is Chasing Her Sixth B.C. Senior Women's Championship Crown This Week At, Appropriately Enough, Crown Isle Golf Resort In Courtenay - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished players and Jackie Little served notice Tuesday that she has lots of competitive golf left in her. Little already has five B.C. Senior Women’s Championships and could be on her way to a sixth after opening this year’s tourney with a one-under par 71 at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay.