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B.C. Golfers Nolan Thoroughgood and Akari Hayashi Strike Gold at B.C. Summer Games

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 21:43 Sunday, 24 July 2016 21:36

Nolan ThoroughgoodABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — There was no post-B.C. Amateur Championship letdown for Nolan Thoroughgood. Just over a week after becoming the youngest ever winner of the B.C. Amateur, the 15-year-old from Victoria had a B.C. Summer Games gold medal placed around his neck early Saturday evening at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford.

Thoroughgood shot rounds of 69 and 71 to finish the 36-hole competition at even par. The Royal Colwood Golf Club junior member won the individual boys’ title by six shots over silver medallist Kyle Claggett of Mission. Sean Buckles of North Vancouver finished one shot behind Claggett and took home bronze.

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BC’s Graham Drives Off with MJT Ford Series in Kelowna

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 19:47 Wednesday, 20 July 2016 19:36

Gerald Wood, General Manager of Ford - Western CanadaKELOWNA, British Columbia — A great day on July 19, 2016, saw a successful finish to the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Ford Series at The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna, BC, after an intense storm and extreme danger from lightning strikes on July 18th had forced junior golfers to battle for division titles, international exemptions, and a team interclub victory in a shortened 18 event. Gerald Wood, General Manager of Ford Motor Company - Western Canada, was the honorary starter for the tournament, and a few juniors came close to winning a 2016 Ford Focus SE in a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Ford of Canada and Orchard Ford.

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Morgan Greek Golf Course Defends PGA of BC Pro-Junior Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:27 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:29

Morgan Creek Golf Course Junior TeamOn a sunny day in Surrey, Morgan Creek Golf Course successfully defended the Champion title at the 2016 Jack McLaughlin Memorial PGA of BC Pro-Junior Championship presented by PING, this year on their home course.

The Morgan Creek Golf Course team consisting of Professional Ryan Worrall, and junior players Riley Janssen, Thomas Hazelden, and Bonnie Zhai, shot a team two net best-ball score of 126 (-18) to claim the Championship.

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Mary Parsons Wins BC Jr. Girls Title by 6 Shots

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 02:32 Monday, 18 July 2016 02:27

Mary ParsonsPEMBERTON, British Columbia (British Columbia Golf) — Mary Parsons cooly rolled in her 6th birdie putt of the day on the par 5 18th and final hole of the tournament at Big Sky Golf Club to put the finishing touches on her 6-shot victory in the 2016 BC Junior Girls Championship. Parsons finished at even par (288) for the 4 rounds.

Finishing tied for 2nd were Tiffany Kong and Hannah Lee, with halfway mark leader Sumie Francois coming in 4th and 13-year old Akari Hayashi rounding out the top 5.

The win wasn’t without it’s up downs along the way, but Parsons’ perseverance proved to be the difference in the end.

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Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons Sets Record En Route To Winning CN Future Links At Dunes In Kamloops

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 09:16 Monday, 16 May 2016 08:58

Courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada
 

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club unfolded in much the same way as the previous two – with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls fields in pursuit of Tony Gil and Mary Parsons.
 
Neither would be caught as the pair completed wire-to-wire victories to open Golf Canada’s championship season.
 
For her part, Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons came out of the gate with a Dunes women's course record 66 and never looked back (that 66 was matched in the final round by Coquitlam's Euna Han).
 
Team Canada Men’s Development Squad member Tony Gil matched his opening-round 66 with another six-birdie performance. “I managed myself really well, strategically and mentally,” said the product of Vaughan, Ont. “Tee to green, I was really solid. I made a couple of long putts for birdie. Overall this week, my ball-striking was on point. I only made two bogeys which was quite nice. I’m pretty happy with how I played.”

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