• Stu Macdonald Shoots 66, Leads 113th BC Amateur By One Over Jared du Toit

    Stu Macdonald, Left, And Brayden Eriksen, Right, Both Had (-6) Rounds Of 66 Wednesday At Fairview Mountain And Will Play In The Final Group During Round 3 Thursday. Macdonald Leads Jared Du Toit By One Stroke - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    OLIVER, BC (July 15) - Point Grey Golf & Country Club’s Stu Macdonald made an eagle on his final shot of the day en route to a (-6) round of 66 that has him leading the 113th BC Amateur at Fairview Mountain with a (-9) 135 score.

    Macdonald overhauled first-round co-leader Jared du Toit, who had a second consecutive day of (-4) 68 to sit at (-8) 136. Macdonald had 115 yards to go on the par-4 9th and hit his 54-degree wedge shot to 5 feet and then watched it roll into the cup for a closing eagle.

  • Jared du Toit, Ian Kim and Conner Kozak Share Lead After Round One of 113th BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    Jared du Toit Is One Of Three Co-Leaders At The 113th BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain After He Shot A (-4) Round Of 68 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau


    The first round of the 113th BC Amateur Championship at Fairview Mountain is in the books and while three players, Jared du Toit, Ian Kim and Conner Kozak share the lead at (-4) 68, there’s six players within one stroke and 17 players who shot under par.

    With three rounds still to go in the 72-hole stroke play tournament, it’s still anybody’s tournament to win.

  • Patrick Murphy And AJ Armstrong Bring Team Canada And Alberta Flavour To BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    AJ Anderson, Left, And Patrick Murphy, Right, Are Team Canada Development Team Members Who Will Be Teeing It Up At Fairview Mountain For The BC Amateur This Week - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They’re two Alberta teenage golfers with very bright futures. Patrick Murphy and AJ Armstrong, both members of Team Canada’s Development Squad, are playing in Oliver this week as they try to add the prestigious British Columbia Amateur title to their already impressive resumes.

  • BC's Jared du Toit Off To Arizona State

    Jared du Toit Poses With Fairview Mountain Executive Professional Brian McDonald Prior To His Practice Round For The BC Amateur - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Two years ago, when Jared du Toit was graduating from Selkirk Secondary, he didn’t have many options for his post-secondary golf career.

    It was a stroke of good luck that John Means at Idaho saw something in du Toit and got two solid seasons out of his leader. Not only did du Toit lead the Vandals in scoring (69.61), he won three times in his sophomore season.

    Means also told du Toit he was in the top two or three players he’s ever coached and not only did Means mean that, he knew that it might be time to let du Toit spread his wings.

    And those wings will take du Toit to Tempe, AZ this August, where he’s transferring from Idaho to Arizona State for his junior season.

  • Presenting The BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp And Championships

    The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to present the BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships, which take place from August 6-8, 2015 at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre in Vancouver, BC and are hosted by the Musqueam First Nation.

  • 27 Golfers Qualify From Supplemental Into Field At 113th British Columbia Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    Tony Ko Of Simon Fraser University Was One Of Two Golfers Who Shot The Low Round During Sunday’s Supplemental Into The 113Th British Columbia Amateur. A total of 27 players qualified for the tournament - Image Credit Alfie Lau

     

    by Alfie Lau

     

    On an overcast and sometimes rainy day at Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver, 27 amateur golfers booked their place into the 113th British Columbia Amateur Championship, running from July 14-17.

  • Contenders Ready To Tackle Fairview Mountain For British Columbia Amateur

    Roy Kang, Left, And Ziggy Nathu, Relax On Sunday Before Getting Ready To Compete For The British Columbia Amateur Title At Fairview Mountain Starting Tuesday - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    As the field comes into focus for the 113th British Columbia Amateur Championship at Fairview Mountain, it’s clear the best young golfers in the province and beyond will be fighting tooth-and-nail to be holding the Bostock Trophy on Friday afternoon.

  • Michelle Kim Wins BC Junior Girls Championship At Cordova Bay By Nine Strokes

    Michelle Kim Lifts The Bc Junior Girls Trophy, The Second British Columbia Golf Trophy She's Won In Two Weeks - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Michelle Kim may be running out of room in her trophy case. The 17-year-old Surrey native won her second straight British Columbia Golf event with an overpowering final day at Cordova Bay Golf Course. Kim shot a (-4) round of 69 to finish at (-4) 288 to beat 12-year-old Akari Hayashi by nine strokes.

  • Jake Scarrow Overcomes Five Stroke Deficit, Wins BC Junior Boys Championship At Park Meadows In Osoyoos

    Jake Scarrow Overcame A Five-Shot Third-Round Deficit To Win The BC Junior Boys Championship In Osoyoos On Friday. Scarrow Also Earned A Spot In Next Week's BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain - Image Credit BC Golf

    by Alfie Lau

    LAB@Northview golfer Jake Scarrow overcame a five-stroke deficit in just 10 holes to win the British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance at the Park Meadows Course at the Osoyoos Golf Club.

    The incoming University of Idaho freshman shot a final round (-3) 69 to finish at (-13) 275 and beat second- and third-round leader Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu by two strokes.

  • Michelle Kim and Akari Hayashi Tied For Lead After Round 3 Of BC Junior Girls At Cordova Bay

    Michelle Kim, In White, Watches As Akari Hayashi, In Purple Tees Off During Round 3 Of The BC Junior Girls Championship At Cordova Bay. Hayashi And Kim Are Now Tied For The Lead, As Kim Made Up Four Strokes On Her Younger Competitor - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    12-year-old Akari Hayashi may have blinked, but she’s still tied for the lead with 17-year-old Michelle Kim after Round 3 of the British Columbia Golf Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay in Victoria.

  • Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu Continues To Lead BC Junior Boys At Osoyoos, Jake Scarrow Shoots Course Record 63

    Ziggy Nathu Shot A Third-Round (-6) 66 To Extend His Lead At The BC Junior Boys At Osoyoos To Five Strokes Over Callum Davison And Jake Scarrow - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    On a day when Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu extended his lead to five strokes after 54 holes of the British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance, it was Jake Scarrow who wrote the best story at the Park Meadows Course at the Osoyoos Golf Club.

    Scarrow’s bogey-free round of (-9) 63 included nine birdies and no bogeys, as the incoming University of Idaho freshman broke the previous course record of (-8) 64 set by Justin Wurz on April 24, 2010.

  • Shirley Nasheim Welcomes British Columbia Junior Girls At Cordova Bay

    Shirley Nasheim Greeted Junior Golfers On The First Tee At Cordova Bay On Tuesday. Nasheim Won The First BC Junior Girls Title In 1952 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When 52 of the best young female golfers in the province teed off Tuesday morning at Cordova Bay Golf Course for the opening round of the British Columbia Junior Girls Championship, they were joined at the first tee by the first winner of that title.

    Shirley Nasheim won the 1952 title, beating her good friend and Hall of Famer Dorothy Wilks (Herbertson) with a final score of 86. While Dorothy would win the next two years, Shirley will always be able to say she was the first winner of the BC Junior Girls Championship.

  • Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu Shoots 65, Leads British Columbia Junior Boys In Osoyoos

    Ziggy Nathu Of Quilchena Rode A Wave Of Eight Birdies And Only One Bogey To A (-7) Round Of 65 And Now Leads The British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented By Canadian Direct Insurance In Osoyoos - Image Credit BC Golf

    by Alfie Lau

    Seventeen-year-old Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu had the round of his life Wednesday at the Park Meadows Course at the Osoyoos Golf Club, as he carded a (-7) round of 65 to take the lead halfway through the British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance.

    Nathu had eight birdies and only one bogey, setting a mark no other golfer could match. Nathu sits at (-9) 135 after two straight under-par rounds in Osoyoos.

  • Akari Hayashi Leads British Columbia Junior Girls By 4 Strokes Over Michelle Kim At Cordova Bay

    Twelve-Year-Old Akari Hayashi Shot Under Par For The Second Straight Day At The British Columbia Junior Girls Championship At Cordova Bay. Hayashi Holds A Four-Stroke Lead Over Women's Amateur Champion Michelle Kim - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Pressure doesn’t seem to faze 12-year-old Akari Hayashi.

    One day after shooting a (-1) round of 72 at Cordova Bay, Hayashi went another stroke better, shooting a second round (-2) 71 to put herself in the lead by four strokes at the British Columbia Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay.

  • John MacDonald Leads British Columbia Jr. Boys After One Round

    John Macdonald Of Nanaimo Leads The British Columbia Junior Boys Championship After Round 1 In Osoyoos. Macdonald Shot A (-3) Round Of 69 And Leads Four Other Golfers By One Stroke - Image Credit Alife Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The only thing hotter than the steaming sun at the Osoyoos Golf Club Tuesday was Nanaimo golfer John MacDonald.

    The 17-year-old shot a (-3) round of 69 at the Park Meadows Course for a one-shot lead after Round 1 in the British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance.

    MacDonald leads a foursome of golfers only one shot back: Patrick Tan of Marine Drive and Ole Hatlelid of Beach Grove, who each shot their (-2) rounds in the morning; and Ziggy Nathu of Quilchena and Jackson Thornley of Marine Drive, who shot their 70s in the afternoon flight of golfers.

  • Michelle Kim Shoots 69, Leads Akari Hayashi By Three Shots At British Columbia Junior Girls At Cordova Bay

    Michelle Kim (Above) Leads A British Columbia Golf Event For The Fifth Straight Round After Her (-4) Round Of 69 Has Her Three Shots Clear Of 12-Year-Old Akari Hayashi - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s no surprise that reigning British Columbia Women’s Amateur Champion Michelle Kim of Surrey shot the low score of (-4) 69 during the opening round of the British Columbia Golf Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay Golf Course on Tuesday.

    But the biggest surprise came from one of the smallest and youngest players in the field. Twelve-year-old Akari Hayashi of Uplands Golf Club was the only other player in the 52-golfer field to break par, as her 1-under par round of 72 included a front nine of four birdies and only one bogey.

  • Veteran Champions Tee It Up at British Columbia Women’s Amateur

    Reigning British Columbia Super Senior Women’s Champion Alison Murdoch Said Being Confident In Her Hybrids Has Allowed Her To Compete Against The Young Ladies At The British Columbia Amateur At Duncan Meadows - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Jackie Little and Alison Murdoch don’t have much to prove in the world of British Columbia amateur golf. After all, Little just defended her BC Senior Women’s title at Cowichan on June 26th and Murdoch walked away with the Super Senior title.

  • Megan Ratcliffe Keeps Golf All In The Family

    Robert Ratcliffe Couldn't Be Happier To Caddy For Daughter Megan At The BC Women's Amateur At Duncan Meadows. While Megan Would Miss The Cut, It Was Still A Great Two Days For Father And Daughter - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When your dad is the National Development Squad Lead Coach for Golf Canada, a role which has him work with Canada’s top junior golfers, it would seemingly be hard for 16-year-old Megan Ratcliffe to carve her own golf identity.

    But for the opening rounds of the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows, there was Robert Ratcliffe looping for his daughter. “I’m just being a supportive dad, trying to help Megan wherever I can,” said Ratcliffe. “It’s been a lot of fun and it gives me a different purpose this week.”

  • Team Canada Led By Trio Of British Columbian Golfers

    Team Canada Features A Trio Of Golfers From B.C. Led By Recent Women's Amateur Champion Michelle Kim - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The new British Columbia Women’s Amateur champion, Michelle Kim, headlines the squad and the 17-year-old has a bright future ahead of her when she attends the University of Idaho this autumn.

  • British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance, Set For Park Meadows Course At Osoyoos Golf Club

    Keaton Gudz Will Try To Defend His 2014 Junior Boys Title This Week At The Park Meadows Course At Osoyoos GC - Image Credit Morgan Gibbens

    by Alfie Lau

    A full field has assembled in Osoyoos at the Park Meadows Course for the British Columbia Junior Boys' Championship Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance.

    The 72-hole tournament kicks off Tuesday with many contenders ready to win their first British Columbia Golf trophy of 2015. Defending champion Keaton Gudz of Victoria will tee it up at 8:50 a.m. off the 10th tee with Brody Anjo and Ely Overennay.

    Gudz, now playing out of Royal Colwood, will be hoping to go back-to-back after his one-stroke victory at Meadow Gardens in Pitt Meadows last year.