• Tiffany Kong Happy With First LPGA Appearance At CP Women’s Open

    Vancouver's 14-Year Old Tiffany Kong Will Finish Off A Whirlwind Week By Taking A Family Vacation. Even 14-Year Olds Deserve Time Off - File Photo

    by Alfie Lau

    For Tiffany Kong, a week that began with two medals at the Western Canada Summer Games at Wood Buffalo, AB will end with a well-deserved Caribbean vacation.

    Oh, did we mention that Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open LPGA stop at the Vancouver Golf Club and played the first two rounds, shooting a (+9) score of 153 after rounds of 76 and 77?

    “It was tiring, but I had a lot of fun,” said the David Thompson Secondary student who earned one of four spots into the tournament with an even-par 72 at Pitt Meadows Golf Course on Monday.

  • British Columbia Golf A Big Presence At CP Canadian Women’s Open

    If There's An Event With A British Columbia Golf Presence You Can Be Sure BC Golf President David Atkinson (1st From Right) Won't Be Far Away - Image Courtesy WSGA

    by Alfie Lau

    Not even 24 hours after competing in the British Columbia Juvenile Boys and Girls Championships at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Roy Kang and Phoebe Yue were at the Vancouver Golf Club, cheering for their heroes playing the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

    Kang was hanging around the putting green and ecstatic that he got a picture with Lydia Ko, while Yue was headed toward the first tee, where Ko, Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie were about to start their second round.

    Look even further afield and in the scoring tent by the 9th green is British Columbia Golf President David Atkinson, who had a pivotal job of making sure the players were taking due care and attention in signing their official cards.

  • Abigail Rigsby Shoots Course Record 65, Wins BC Juvenile Girls At Spallumcheen

    Courtenay, BC's Abigail Rigsby Is The 2015 BC Juvenile Girls Champion Following A Course Record Performance At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby shot a new course record (-6) 65 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club on Thursday to win the BC Juvenile Girls Championship by three strokes over Surrey’s Hannah Lee.

    Rigsby had a spotless card, with six birdies, including a downhill 20-footer on her last hole that saw her better the previous course record, a (-4) 67 shot by Mary-Ann Hayward at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship.

    “I just found out at the scoring tent that I had set the new course record,” said Rigsby, who was playing her final tournament of the season and final BC Juvenile.

  • AJ Ewart Wins British Columbia Juvenile Boys Championships At Spallumcheen

    Coquitlam' AJ Ewart Proudly Displays The Hardware From His Win At The BC Juvenile Boys Championship Played At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - AJ Ewart of Coquitlam shot his third consecutive under-par round and took home the BC Juvenile Boys Championship by six strokes over runner-up Keaton Gudz.

    Ewart shot rounds of 70, 66 and 69 to finish at (-8) 205. Gudz shot a final round 73 to finish at (-2) 211, while Andrew Spalti and Tristan Mandur finished T3 at (-1) 212.

    For Ewart, it’s the biggest British Columbia Golf title he’s won since winning the 2012 BC Bantam Boys title. “I’ve been so close so many times so to finally win, I’m pretty happy right now,” said Ewart. “It’s pretty surreal.”

  • 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.