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B.C.’s Spalti, Sun, Han, and Gu Crowned Champions at Pitt Meadows

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 05:16 Monday, 26 October 2015 05:07

altPITT MEADOWS, British Columbia — The CJGA conducted its second-last event on the BC schedule at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. Spectators were treated to a great display of skill on the course. In the end, Andrew Spalti, Freddy Sun, Euna Han, and Jennifer Gu all claimed wins in their respective divisions.

Vancouver native Andrew Spalti was consistent in his play this weekend, shooting rounds of 73 (+1) on both Saturday and Sunday. Spalti finished with a two-over total (146) to win the Boys 15-19 division. “The turning point in my round was when I made a seven-footer on 11,” said Spalti. “It’s a good way to end the season and I’ve still got one more CJGA tournament to go at Mission in a couple of weeks.” Matthew Kettleson of Vancouver, BC finished alone in second place after shooting rounds of 75 (+3) and 79 (+7), for a tournament total of 154 (+10).



BC’s Brown Drives Off with MJT Ford Series at Hazelmere

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:29 Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:20

Marcus Brown and Neil BidewellSURREY, British Columbia — Ignoring a major storm on day one, and intermittent rain on day two, local Marcus Brown ended his junior career and six-year stint on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour in style by firing 71, 72 (143) to win Low Overall and the MJT Junior Boys champion’s trophy in the MJT Ford Series at Hazelmere Golf Club in Surrey, BC.



AJ Ewart Wins BC Juvenile Boys Championships at Spallumcheen

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:38 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:33

AJ EwartVERNON, British Columbia (Alfie Lau/iG) — AJ Ewart of Coquitlam shot his third consecutive under-par round and took home the BC Juvenile Boys Championship by six strokes over runner-up Keaton Gudz.

Ewart shot rounds of 70, 66 and 69 to finish at (-8) 205. Gudz shot a final round 73 to finish at (-2) 211, while Andrew Spalti and Tristan Mandur finished T3 at (-1) 212.

For Ewart, it’s the biggest British Columbia Golf title he’s won since winning the 2012 BC Bantam Boys title. “I’ve been so close so many times so to finally win, I’m pretty happy right now,” said Ewart. “It’s pretty surreal.”



Abigail Rigsby Shoots Course Record 65, Wins BC Juvenile Girls at Spallumcheen

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:32 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:28

Abigail RigsbyVERNON, British Columbia (Alfie Lau/iG) — Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby shot a new course record (-6) 65 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club to win the BC Juvenile Girls Championship by three strokes over Surrey’s Hannah Lee.

Rigsby had a spotless card, with six birdies, including a downhill 20-footer on her last hole that saw her better the previous course record, a (-4) 67 shot by Mary-Ann Hayward at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship.

“I just found out at the scoring tent that I had set the new course record,” said Rigsby, who was playing her final tournament of the season and final BC Juvenile.



British Columbia Wins Canadian Junior Girls Inter-Provincial Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:19 Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:15

Team British Columbia Junior GirlsYORKTON, Saskatchewan (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Team British Columbia emerged as the Inter-Provincial Junior Girls team champions, while Jessica Ip claimed the lead following second-round play at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, Sask.

Ip bested her opening-round score by one shot with a 4-under 69 performance despite tough rainy conditions. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native sits at 7-under par for the tournament and holds a two-stroke advantage going into the third round.

“I was a little more external today; I was thinking not really about my swing, but just about hitting the greens since there’s not much I can do about the weather. I guess I just hit a lot of greens and made a few putts, more than yesterday,” explained the 18-year-old.



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