• British Columbia Golf Announces 46th Annual Boys Junior Americas Cup Team

    BC's 2018 Boys Junior Americas Cup Squad Clockwise From Top Left: Michael Crisologo, Andy Kim, Dylan Bercan And Joel Veenstra - Images Courtesy Golf Canada (Chuck Russell), MJT & BC Golf (Jurgen Kaminski)

    The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana is set to host the 46th Annual Junior America’s Cup from July 22-26, 2018. The Junior America’s Cup features 18-teams of four boys representing the State, Province, or Country.

    Each round will count the top-3 scores from its team members. This year’s field once again features several top-ranked junior golfers from around the world. Live scoring can be followed daily.

  • Canadian Junior Girls Championship At Tsawwassen's Beach Grove Looking For Volunteers

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao Was The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    With over 60 years of history and top calibre talent the Canadian Junior Girls Championship is coming to Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, British Columbia from July 30th - August 3rd!

    Come volunteer and watch some of the best junior players compete for the junior girls national title. The winner will earn an exemption into the 2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship!

    For more information on the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, please click here.

    The success of this national championship relies on dedicated volunteers looking to get involved in their community by supporting Canadian junior golf!

  • Follow Live Scoring From The BC Amateur And The BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim

    The Men Will Be Vying For The Bostock Trophy (L) At Rivershore Golf Links While The Women Play For The Flumerfelt Trophy (R) At Golden GC This Week

    The British Columbia Golf Championship season presents its two premier events this week as the 116th BC Amateur takes place at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloopswhile the BC Women's Amateur Presented By Maui Jim is being held concurrently at the Golden Golf Club in Golden with both tournaments teeing off on Tuesday, July 10th and finishing up on Friday the 13th.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2018 Eddie Hogan Cup Team

    Team British Columbia In This Year's 50th Anniversary Edition Of The Eddie Hogan Cup Consists Of From L-R: Zach Ryujin, Cole Wilson, Michael Crisologo And Sean Buckles - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf & Chuck Russell (Golf Canada)

    The 50th annual Eddie Hogan Cup tournament is scheduled to take place August 11th – 12th at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon and British Columbia has been represented every single year since its inception in 1969.

    BC has won the Eddie Hogan Cup title twice since 1972, with the first coming in 2009 and then again 4 years later in 2013 where team member Kevin Vigna also won the individual title.

    The Eddie Hogan Cup is filled with excellent competition from across the USA including Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and others as well as British Columbia.

    It is restricted to boys 18 years of age or younger as of the final date of competition. However, a player may NOT have started college.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: 116th B.C. Amateur Championship Set For Rivershore; Women’s Championship Goes In Golden; New Canadian Open Date Could Help Shaughnessy Land Event

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Will Be One To Watch This Week At The B.C. Amateur Championship At Rivershore Golf Links In Kamloops - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A new champion will be crowned at this week’s 116th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship at Rivershore Golf Linksin Kamloops. A strong field has been assembled for British Columbia’s premier amateur golf event, but it does not include 2017 champion Jake DuVallof Victoria, who turned pro earlier this year.

    Favourites at Rivershore include recently graduated Simon Fraser University standout Chris Crisologo of Richmond, two-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, current B.C. Mid-Amateur champion Jay Snyder of Vancouver and recently reinstated amateur Dan Swanson of Abbotsford.

    Thirteen-time champion Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver will play in his 52nd straight B.C. Amateur championship. Roxburgh, the current B.C. Senior Men’s champion, recently won the annual Overlander tournament at Rivershore.

  • Yue Stages Final-Round Comeback And Wins B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship In A Playoff

    West Vancouver's Phoebe Yue Is Your 2018 B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Champion - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Phoebe Yue just wouldn’t give up and that belief in herself paid off Friday when she came back and won the B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship.

    After a rocky start to her final round -- Yue was two-over after three holes -- the 18-year-old from West Vancouver was five shots behind leader Leah John. But Yue persevered and kept chipping away at John’s lead before finally prevailing on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at Kimberley Golf Club.

  • Ilirian Zalli Keeps B.C. Junior Boys Championship All In The Family

    The 2018 B.C. Junior Boys Champion, Vancouver's Ilirian Zalli, Holds The Trophy Won By His Brother Just Last Year - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- It’s quite simple, really. Ilirian Zalli believed he was the best player in the field at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, so naturally felt like he should win it. And the 16-year-old did just that, in very impressive fashion.

    Down four strokes to fellow Vancouver resident Song Bai heading into Friday’s final round at Kamloops Golf & Country Club, Zalli matched the course record with an eight-under 64 and won by four shots.

  • Leah John Still Hanging On After Round Three In Kimberley

    Leah John Survived A Late Stumble And Takes A Two-Shot Lead Into The Final Round Of The B.C. Junior Girls Presented By Maui Jim Championship At Kimberley GC - BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    Leah John seems to be winning her game of 'catch-me-if-you-can' with the rest of the field at the B.C. Junior Girls Presented by Maui Jim Championship.

    She hopes she can hang on for one more day. No one has been able to reel in John, the 18-year-old Vancouver resident who has been leading the event since she opened with a four-under 68 in Tuesday’s first round.

    John fired a four-over 76 in Thursday’s third round and will carry a two-shot lead into Friday’s final round at Kimberley Golf Club as she tries to go wire-to-wire for what would be the biggest win of her junior golfing career.

  • Song Bai Leads B.C. Junior Boys Championship By Four Following 3rd Round 66

    Song Bai Jumped Out To A Four-Shot Lead Following A 3rd Round 66 At The B.C. Junior Boys Championship At Kamloops G&CC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KAMLOOPS -- Song Bai played in last year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf Club and missed the cut after shooting rounds of 82 and 83. This year? Well, that’s been quite a different story. A rather remarkable one.

    Bai, a 16-year-old who plays out of Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, shot a six-under par 66 Thursday and carries a four-shot lead into Friday’s final round of this year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Kamloops Golf & Country Club. He is 12-under par through 54 holes.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2018 Girls Junior Americas Cup Team

    BC's 2018 Girls Junior Americas Cup Team Clockwise From Top Left: Akari Hayashi, Phoebe Yue, Chaewon Baek And Karen Zhang - Images Credit BC Golf/GJAC

    The 2018 Girls Junior Americas Cup will be held at Hiwan Golf Course in Evergreen, Colorado  from July 23-27th

    Twenty-five miles west of downtown Denver, off of Interstate 70, you will find Hiwan in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains situated at an elevation of 7,665 feet. The Rocky Mountains are notable for containing the highest peaks in central North America. The range’s highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet.

  • 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.

  • Nominate A TorchBearer For The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay

    For the first time in the history of the Canada Games, the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay travels from coast-to-coast across the nation and we need your help to spread the word!

    The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is a significant element of the Canada Games and has united communities across the nation for the past 51 years. It will officially start in Ottawa from the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in fall 2018 and will visit over 40 communities across Canada before arriving in Red Deer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Games.

    To nominate a torchbearer for the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay, click here.

  • 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.