British Columbia Golf Announces 2017 Canada Summer Games Female Squad
Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday this year and with that the Canada Games will hold its 50th edition with the Summer Games in Winnipeg from July 28th to August 13th.
Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to celebrate the occasion.
One of those sports is of course, Golf, and when it comes to competing in the Canada Summer Games, few provinces can boast the results in any discipline quite like BC can when it comes to golf.
In 2009 (the first year golf was played as a sport in the Summer Games) and 2013 the representatives from British Columbia took home every gold medal available, in individual and team competitions for both males and females.
BC also holds every record for individual low score in a round and the tournament as well as team score in a round and for the tournament - by both male and female contestants.
With the announcement of the female version of their golf squad this year, the coaches and managers of BC's Summer Games Team now have their entire team assembled and look forward to maintaining that unblemished record.
This year's female team is comprised of:
The Complete Male & Female Golf Squads for BC's 2017 Canada Summer Games Team are as follows:
- Tiffany Kong
- Alisha Lau
- Hannah Lee
- Akari Hayashi - alternate
- Keaton Gudz
- Nolan Thoroughgood
- Tristan Mandur
- Khan Lee - alternate
Coach Matt Cella, the director of instruction at Olympic View Golf Club in Victoria will be in charge of the team along with help from volunteer manager, Richmond’s Christine Wong, a two-time B.C. Women’s Amateur champion and herself a member of the 2009 gold medal-winning female team from BC.
Golf competitions are from Tuesday, August 8 - Friday, August 11, 2017 at Southwood Golf & Country Club.
Click here to see detailed golf schedule.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Golf at The Canada Summer Games.
Previous Canada Summer Games Female Golf Results - Team
2009 - Summerside, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Gold - British Columbia
Silver - Ontario
Bronze - Quebec
2009 Winning Female Golf Team - British Columbia (with individual result)
Gold - Sue Kim, Langley
Bronze - SooBin Kim, Langley
4th - Christine Wong, Richmond
2013 - Sherbrooke, Quebec
Gold - British Columbia
Silver - Quebec
Bronze - Alberta
2013 Winning Female Golf Team - British Columbia (with individual result)
Gold - Taylor Kim, Surrey
6th - Naomi Ko, Victoria
7th - Alix Kong, West Vancouver