B.C. Women’s Amateur golf – Wong sets record

Christine Wong set a course record on her way to her second British Columbia Women’s Amateur title at Christina Lake Golf Club on Saturday.

Richmond’s Christine Wong set a course record on her way to her second British Columbia Women’s Amateur title at Christina Lake Golf Club on Saturday.

Coming off her third-round course record seven-under 65, Wong closed out her impressive victory with a two-under-par 70, 274 total (70-69-65-70-274), the lowest the Championship has seen since it went to a four-round format back in 2006. The previous record was a 275 total held by Kira Meixner in 2008.

Trail’s Kate Weir finished in 40th place after carding an 84 and an 86 on the final two days for a 335 total.

Fruitvale’s Wanda Flack finished 16th overall in the Women’s Mid-Amateur, but placed a very respectable 10th spot in the Women’s Net championship,

Kelowna’s Kyla Inaba and defending champion Christine Proteau went to a three-hole playoff to decide the Mid-Amateur champion.

After missing a three-foot putt for the win on the second playoff hole, Inaba redeemed herself on the next one as she dropped a three-footer for par to Proteau’s bogey.

Shelley Stouffer of Nanoose Bay won the Master-40 title and finished third overall in the Mid-Amateur.

Wong, a member at Quilchena Golf and Country Club, staved off unrelenting pressure at the onset by Soo-Bin Kim of Port Coquitlam who just wouldn’t give up on the title.

“Soo-Bin is an excellent player, a clutch player and was able to get a few birdies and narrow my lead, which made me even more nervous,” said Wong. “I had to tell myself that I still had a lead at that point.”