• James Lee Comes From Behind To Win BC Junior Boys Championship

     James Lee Is The 2022 BC Junior Boys Champion - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- At the beginning of the week, there was some discussion among players and tournament officials who all wanted to know, who is this James Lee from Whistler. 

    Well, now they know. He’s the new B.C. Junior Boys Champion. 

    The 15-year-old dual-citizen, who spends about three months a year in Whistler but lives in the San Francisco area, was something of an unknown quantity when the tournament began at Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course.

  • Luna Lu Bounces Back To Win BC Junior Girls Championship

     Luna Lu Holds The BC Junior Girls Championship Trophy - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- This time, there was no heartbreak on the 18th hole. Instead, Luna Lu was just about perfect in the final round of the B.C. Junior Girls Championship at Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course.

    The 15-year-old Burnaby resident shook off the final-hole disappointment at the recent B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship and played a near flawless round, a bogey-free five-under 68, to win the championship for girls under the age of 19.

    And yes, this one will most definitely help Lu forget about that quadruple-bogey on the 18th hole that cost her a chance to win the B.C. Women’s Amateur two weeks ago at her home course, Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

  • Ryan Vest and Tina Jiang Hang Onto Their Leads At B.C. Junior Championship

    Ryan Vest Is The 3rd Round BC Junior Boys LeaderPhoto Credit: Jeff Vogan/SPORTDAD Sports Photography/Golf Canada 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- Ryan Vest bogeyed the first hole of Thursday’s third round of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship and that turned out to be a good thing. “I hit it to 10 feet on No. 1 and three-putted,” Vest said. “That gave me some fire and I just kept fighting. I kept fighting over every shot.”

    He fought very well. The 15-year-old from Vernon fired his second straight five-under 67 and will carry a three-shot lead into Friday’s final round of the championship at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course.

    Tina Jiang of Richmond leads the B.C. Junior Girls Championship, which is being held concurrently with the boys’ championship.

  • Tina Jiang, Ryan Vest Grab Second-Round Leads At B.C. Junior Championships

    Tina Jiang Leads The BC Junior Girls Championship At The Halfway Point - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER, BC -- Don’t get Tina Jiang wrong. She was delighted with the six-under 67 she shot in Tuesday’s second round of the B.C. Junior Girls Championship at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course.

    But . . . “I don’t want to complain, but it could have been better,” Jiang said almost apologetically after her round, which was a women’s course record at Nk’Mip. “I missed a couple of short putts.”

    One putt in particular was bothering her. Jiang finished her round on the par 5 9th hole and stuck a three-wood from 230 yards six feet from hole. But she just missed the eagle putt and had to settle for what was her eighth birdie of the day.

  • Amy Lee, Matthew Wilson Grab Early Leads At B.C. Junior Championships

    Langley's Amy Lee, Shown Here At The NextGen Pacific Championship Last May At Nanaimo GC - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- Langley’s Amy Lee already has one provincial title and she put herself in strong position to challenge for another in Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Junior Girls Championship at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver.

    The 14-year-old Lee had seven birdies en route to a four-under 69 that gave her a three-shot lead on Victoria’s Chelsea Truong.

  • Leah John Rallies To Successfully Defend Her B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Leah John Is The 2022 BC Women's Amateur Champion - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

     In a final round that had more twists and turns than the Sea to Sky Highway, Vancouver’s Leah John emerged on top and successfully defended her B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

    Dramatic. Crazy. Unpredictable. Surprising. Pick an adjective. They all describe a final round at Pitt Meadows that included a number of lead changes and plenty of ups and downs. John won it thanks in no small part to a dramatic shot she holed out of a greenside bunker for birdie on her 17th hole.

  • Luna Lu's Lead Cut To Two After Late 3rd-Round Stumble At BC Women's Amateur

    Luna Lu Still Has Her Eyes On The Prize At The BC Women's Amateur  - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Luna Lu still has the lead at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship, but her margin is not nearly as comfortable as it could have been.

    Lu stumbled down the stretch of Thursday’s third round at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. After a birdie on her 15th hole moved the Burnaby resident to nine-under par, Lu played the next two holes three-over par to make things interesting for Friday’s final round.

  • Luna Lu Extends Lead At BC Women's Amateur

    Luna Lu Stretched Her Lead In The BC Women's Amateur After A 3-Under 70 In Round 2 - Golf Canada File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Luna Lu is playing a game of catch me if you can with the rest of the field at the 117th playing of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. 

    The 15-year-old from Burnaby, who is a junior member at Pitt Meadows, extended her lead by firing a three-under par 70 in Wednesday’s second round. Her 36-hole score of seven-under par has Lu four shots clear of the rest of the field.

  • Luna Lu Leads BC Women's Amateur After 4-under 1st Round At Pitt Meadows GC

    BC Women's Amateur First Round Leader Luna Lu - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PITT MEADOWS -- Luna Lu felt right at home and it showed in Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. 

    The 15-year-old Burnaby resident has been a junior member at Pitt Meadows for the past three years and knows the course well. She put that local knowledge to good use and fired a four-under 69 that gave her first-round lead. “It is certainly more comfortable than going to a course out of my city,” Lu said. “I feel more at ease.”

  • The 117th B.C. Women's Amateur Is Under Way Follow Scoring Here

    Defending BC Women's Amateur Champion Leah John - Pitt Meadows GC photo Courtesy Golf Canada

    Pitt Meadows Golf Club is hosting the 117th B.C. Women's Amateur.

    This is the fifth time the venerable layout has played host to the B.C. Women's Amateur and some outstanding golf will be played from today until Friday the 24th.

    Come out and see the best female amateur golfers in the province compete for the title won last year by Leah John. 

    You can read Brad Ziemer's tourney preview by clicking the link below:

    A Confident Leah John Looks To Defend Her Title At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    To follow the scoring please click HERE

  • Inaugural Women's Golf Day BC Cloud Scramble A Big Hit

    As part of the annual Women's Golf Day festivities this year British Columbia Golf put on a 'Cloud Scramble' for teams of women across the province.

    Players put together their own teams and participated at courses around B.C. The total number of courses that saw teams play at their facility numbered 68, it was great to see the widespread participation. 

    All rounds were played between June 5th and June 12th and prizes were awarded through a draw as the event was focussed on participation.

  • A Confident Leah John Looks To Defend Her Title At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Leah John took home more than a nice trophy when she won last summer’s B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Summerland Golf & Country Club. 

    John also banked some confidence, an inner belief that she could perform on the golf course under pressure when it really mattered. 

    “The B.C. Amateur was the first really big tournament I have ever won,” John says. “It was just really cool to see my game come together the way I had visualized before and knew it could. It was the beginning of what gave me a lot of confidence in myself as a player.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin, Taylor, Sloan head to U.S. Open; Mandur enjoys dream pro debut; St. George’s wins Triple-A high school crown; Wong set to defend Glencoe title; UBC’s Howlett heading south; Lee goes low in Colombia

    L-R: BC's Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor & Roger Sloan - Images Courtesy Golf Canada/BBrault/RMcCullough

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was the Rory McIlroy show at the RBC Canadian Open, but British Columbians Adam Svensson, Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin all played supporting roles at St. George’s Golf Club in Toronto.

    At a tournament where they give a trophy to the low Canadian, Surrey’s native Svensson came second. Ontario’s Corey Conners was the low Canuck, closing with an impressive eight-under 62 to finish alone in sixth place at 12-under par. 

    Svensson tied for 21st at six-under after shooting a three-under 67 in the final round. “I got off to a bit of a weird start, I three-putted the first hole,” Svensson said. “Then I made another bogey and then slowly made my way back with five birdies after that. It was a slow start, but I knew I was hitting it well, I knew I was playing well, so I just stayed calm and it paid off.”

  • BC Summer Games Gearing Up For Prince George This Summer

    Prince George will host the 2022 BC Summer Games July 21-24 in venues throughout the community and surrounding area. Volunteers are working to put details into place and finalize the plans to host over 3,000 participants this summer.

    The 2020 BC Summer Games were originally scheduled to take place in Maple Ridge but were cancelled due to Covid-19. Maple Ridge is on tap to host the games in 2024.

    The volunteer recruitment team can be seen all over Prince George and on June 5 from 10 am-4 pm they held a VOLUNTEER-A-THON at Canadian Tire.

  • Junior Skills Challenge Set To Go July 19th At Northview GC

    The 2022 Junior Skills Challenge event takes place at Northview Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, July 19th.

    It is free for juniors to play the event and they must fill out the form found at the link in this article to enter.

    The entry deadline is Friday, July 15thand the field is limited to 36 players on a 'first come, first served' basis.

  • Shelly Stouffer Wins Third Straight B.C. Senior Women’s Title At Her Home Course

    Nanoose Bay Resident Shelly Stouffer Beat Sandra Turbide Of Maple Ridge On The First Hole Of A Sudden-Death Playoff - All Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    NANOOSE BAY -- One of her sons works in the pro shop, her mom and dad had a house near the first tee and her late husband was the longtime head professional at Fairwinds Golf Club, so yes, this one meant a lot to Shelly Stouffer. 

    The Nanoose Bay resident won her third straight B.C. Senior Women’s title Wednesday on her home course and had to work a little extra time to do it. Stouffer birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge.

  • Now Swinging, Not Swimming, Leslie Cliff Enjoys Her Time On The Links

    Former Olympic Medallist Leslie Cliff Is Playing In The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    NANOOSE BAY -- It is the golden anniversary of her silver medal. Leslie Cliff doesn’t dwell on that great Olympic memory of winning silver in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

    The swimming part of her life ended a long time ago and Cliff has had a busy and productive business career that is just now starting to wind down. That allows for more time to enjoy another sporting passion: Golf. 

    Cliff, a longtime member of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, is competing this week in the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay.

  • Celebrate 2022 Women’s Golf Day – Play The British Columbia Scramble

    To celebrate Women’s Golf Day 2022, British Columbia Golf is hosting a fun, "cloud scramble" event and we would like you to take part!

    Women’s Golf Day is officially on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 but to accommodate schedules, people wanting to play in our scramble can play their round anytime between June 5th and June 12th.

    The details of the event can be found below:

  • Defending Champion Shelly Stouffer Grabs First-Round Lead At B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    Two-Time Defending Champion Shelly Stouffer Is Leading After Round One In The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship At Fairwinds GC - File Photo Courtesy Kathryn Riley/USGA

    NANOOSE BAY -- Shelly Stouffer got her quest for a third straight B.C. Senior Women’s title off to a nice start Monday as she opened with an even-par 72 at Fairwinds Golf Course. Stouffer, not surprisingly, feels right at home at Fairwinds. She’s a member there and a longtime resident of Nanoose Bay.

    Her round Monday had some ups and downs. Stouffer, the reigning Canadian Senior Women’s champion, offset five bogeys with five birdies and she carries a two-shot lead over Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge into Tuesday’s second round of the 54-hole event. Turbide’s two-over 74 included a pair of birdies on the front nine. B.C. Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Little of Procter was third after her four-over 76 on Monday. 

    The Senior Championship is open to players aged 50 and older as of Aug. 30, 2022. A Super-Senior Championship for players aged 60 and older and a Super-Super Senior Championship for players aged 70 and above are also being contested this week at Fairwinds. 

    Little leads the Super-Senior division by two shots over Barb Flaman of Sherwood Park, Alta. Dee Horie of Courtenay leads the Super-Super-Senior category after opening with a 13-over 85. Holly Horwood of Vancouver and Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna are just one shot back.

    Click HERE for complete scoring.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Victoria’s Jeevan Sihota makes pro debut as new PGA Tour Canada season begins at Uplands; Lauren Kim off to U.S. Women’s Open; Patrick Weeks wins Marine Drive Amateur; Shelly Stouffer goes for three-peat at B.C. Senior Women’s

    Victoria's Jeevan Sihota Will Make His Pro Debut This Week At Uplands GC - Golf Canada Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    After a two-year hiatus, PGA Tour Canada is back and tees off its new season this week in Victoria at Uplands Golf Club. The $200,000 Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by Times Colonist is the first stop of an 11-event schedule that will touch down in seven different provinces as well as the state of Minnesota.

    British Columbia has two events this season. The GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna goes Sept. 1-4. 

    The Victoria event features a strong British Columbia contingent, including 18-year-old Jeevan Sihota of Victoria. The former junior standout from Victoria will make his pro debut at Uplands after earning conditional Tour status at a qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay earlier this spring.