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British Columbia Golf Big Winner at 49th Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 19:06 Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:57

Jordan Lu and Naomi KoAlfie Lau/iG

British Columbia Golf had many reasons to be happy at the 49th Athlete of the Year Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Both Naomi Ko and Jordan Lu were victorious in their categories, being named Female Junior Athlete and Male High School Athlete respectively.

Golfing legend Doug Roxburgh was a runner-up in the Master Athlete of the Year category while Pat Irwin of Ladysmith received the 2015 Sport BC President’s Award from British Columbia Golf President David Atkinson for his work with junior golf at Mount Brenton Golf Course.



Naomi Ko Named Female Junior Athlete of the Year at Sport BC Dinner

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:55 Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:52

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Naomi Ko of Victoria was a big winner at the Sport BC Dinner.

Ko beat out cyclist Maggie Coles-Lyster and swimmer Emily Overholt to win the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award.

“I want to thank my family for always supporting me and giving me unconditional love,” Ko told the 500 assembled guests at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as she accepted her award. “I’m really honoured to win this great award.”



Jordan Lu Named Sport BC Male High School Athlete of the Year

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:50 Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:42

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The honours keep coming the way of University of Washington Huskies freshman Jordan Lu.

Lu, the reigning British Columbia Amateur Champion and two-time British Columbia AAA High School Champion, was named Sport BC’s Male High School Athlete of the Year at the March 12 Sport BC Dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Lu beat out Adam Lambert, an accomplished Mission track and field athlete and Nathan Wadhwani, an outstanding Maple Ridge cross country and track and field athlete for the prestigious honour.



10 Candidates Successfully Pass Spring Playing Ability Test

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 02:49 Friday, 13 March 2015 02:46

altLANGLEY, British Columbia (PGA of BC) – Following two days of exceptional tournament play and weather, ten of the twenty-two participants successfully passed the PGA of BC’s Spring Playing Ability Test (PAT) at Belmont Golf Course.

Leading the field was Cody Bell of the Canoe Creek Golf Course, who shot impressive rounds of 69-70 to finish the event at 1-under par and easily secure a passing score within the newly-revised ‘Class A’ PAT designation.



Kelowna’s Megan Osland Co-Medalist In SJSU Tourney

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 15:36 Sunday, 01 March 2015 15:31

altWith files from SJSU

Kelowna, B.C.’s Megan Osland was co-medalist to help the San Jose State women’s golf team win the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at the Almaden Golf & Country Club held February 23-24, 2015.

It was the second title of the year for Osland, who was tied for third heading into the final round before firing a two-under 70, making four birdies and 12 pars during her round.



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