Three High School Teams Crack Inaugural BC Fresh Egg Cup

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The BCGA, BC High School Sports and The BC Egg Marketing Board Are Working Together To Increase The Profile Of The BC High School Championships
The BC High School Championship has seen its profile increased this year with the addition of the awarding of the inaugural BC Fresh Egg Cup. The Winners From Each Division:
“AAA” - South Kamloops Titans
“AA” - St. Thomas More from Burnaby win
"A" - Victoria’s Glenlyon-Norfolk

The Championships were contested in spearate three divsions based on a school's number of students with "A" being the smallest and "AAA" the largest.

The competition started with the single “A” May 25-27 at the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club followed by the “AA” May 25-27 in Kamloops, B.C. at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links and the “AAA” May 26-28 at Granite Pointe Golf Club in Nelson, B.C.

Players and team scorec could be followed live at the BCGA's website and there were a lot of red numbers to watch.

In the triple A's, The South Kamloops Titans golf team posted a team total 5 birdies, 3 eagles and one double eagle over the course of tournament play and captured their first secondary school championship title by a margin of 3 strokes. The Titans team, Shawn Vanderwal (150), Riley Balson (152), Tony Swarts (153), Kevin Ricalton (154) and Ben Froese (161)

The team score is computed by totaling the lowest scores of four of the five team members. The final team score is determined by totaling each daily score.

Gleneagle Secondary in Coquitlam, B.C., finished second at 610 followed by Handsworth Secondary in West Vancouver at 612.

Last year’s runner-up, Handsworth player and Canadian Juvenile Boys’ Champion, Eugene Wong, fired a 7-under 137 to claim the individual “AAA” title, two strokes ahead of second-place finisher Charlie Hughes of Thomas Haney. Wong’s victory earns him a spot in the 2008 B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship in Kamloops at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links July 8-11, 2008.

John Neufeld of Highland Secondary in Comox, B.C., Andy Yang of Gleneagle and Matthew Hamilton of West Vancouver Secondary finished tied for third at 3-under 141.

Jennifer Yang of Gleneagle played steady to finish as the only girl to break the top ten with 148 for 10 th place.

In the double A's, St. Thomas More from Burnaby, B.C. fired a 36-hole total 624 and claimed the title at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links in Kamloops.

The St. Thomas More team, led by their 4 th place finisher Mike Belle, posted a team total 6 birdies and one eagle over the course of tournament play.

Kalamalka Secondary in Vernon, B.C. finished one shot back of St. Thomas More for second place followed by Valleyview Secondary in Kamloops at 641.

Kalamalka player, Bryce Dahlen fired a 2-over par 146 to claim the individual “AA” title three strokes ahead of second place finisher Brent Pound of Valleyview. Dahlen’s win earns him a spot in the 2008 B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links July 8-11, 2008. Matthew Cavelti of Collingwood School in West Vancouver, B.C. rounded out the top three with 6-over par 150.

In the single A tournament, Victoria’s Glenlyon-Norfolk Secondary captured another title. The defending champions shot a 36-hole total 637. The Glenlyon-Norfolk team, led by 7 th place finishers, Taylor McKenzie and Ryland Connell posted a team total, 3 birdies and an eagle over the course of tournament play.

G.W. Graham Secondary in Chilliwack finished second at 638 followed by West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver at 639.

Riley Nelson of G.W. Graham Secondary claimed the individual “A” title with 7-over par 151 and a spot in the 2008 B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links July 8-11, 2008.

Local boy, Troy Quintal of Osoyoos, finished second on the leaderboard at 8-over par 152 followed by Gary Janni of Rossland. Janni captured third place after a play-off with Douglas Cheung of West Point Grey and Christian Pomerleau of Immaculata in Kelowna, B.C.

ABOUT THE BC EGG MARKETING BOARD...
Since its inception in 1967, the British Columbia Egg Marketing Board (BCEMB) serves as a non-profit, producer organization that regulates the production, transportation, and packaging of all eggs in the province. The BCEMB and its registered egg farmers work together to ensure that BC Fresh Eggs meet the high quality, nutrition, and value that families have come to expect.

ABOUT BC SCHOOL SPORTS...
BC SCHOOL SPORTS is a non-profit membership based organization of schools. We fulfill our mission by:
• promoting student participation in extra-curricular activities
• assisting schools in the development and delivery of their programs
• providing governance for inter-school competition.

ABOUT THE BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF ASSOCIATION...
The British Columbia Golf Association represents more than 67,000 individual golfers, in over 300 member clubs. The governing body of amateur golf in the province, the BCGA acts as a voice in provincial golf affairs and functions as a resource centre for the golf industry. Golf in B.C. drives more than 1.5 billion dollars into the provincial economy each year. Visit bcga.org for more information.

For more information contact Amanda Malone, Manager, Communications & Marketing, BC Golf Association
(t) 1.888.833.2242 ext. 33
(e) amanda@bcga.org





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