Christina Proteau Nominated For Sport BC Female Athlete Of The Year Award
November 21, 2014
Alfie Lau Inside Golf
Christina Proteau of Port Alberni has been nominated for the Sport BC Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Proteau, who was recently named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur award winner, will find out at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards on March 12, 2015 whether she’s adding another honour to her name.
Proteau has had a stellar 2014, which included receiving her third consecutive PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honour.
Her year also included a third consecutive Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur championship, the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur championship, T4 in the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship, and T49 in the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.
Proteau, 31, was also a quarterfinalist in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, and placed third in the Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship.
At the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Harbour Trees Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, Proteau wowed the crowds by playing 76 holes in 3 days while 6 months pregnant. Proteau had to win three matches in extra holes – all 3 Proteau won on the 19th hole – and had husband Jim as her caddy.
Proteau’s luck would run out on her fourth 19th hole of the championship, when four-time Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi turned the tables on Port Alberni’s finest. Proteau had evened the match with a clutch birdie on the par-3 18th before falling one hole later.
Her current World Amateur Golf Ranking is 1115.
Proteau, who works as a prosecutor for the provincial Ministry of Justice, was nominated by David Atkinson, President of British Columbia Golf and Kris Jonasson, Executive Director of British Columbia Golf. The 2014 winner was wrestler Stacie Anaka of Burnaby.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Sport BC Awards is Canadian Direct Insurance