Crowe, RSS at golf provincials

A pair of local high school golf teams took aim at their respective provincial championships this week.

The teams feature five players with the top four scores serving as the team’s total over the two-day competitions.

The J.L. Crowe Secondary School golf team was at the Springs in Radium for its “AA” championship with a five-golfer team of Garrett Underwood, Alexander Rugg, Steve Simister, Ryan Page and James Booth.

Underwood and Rugg both fired rounds of 79 on the opening day with Underwood knocking a stroke off his score for a 78 on the second day.

St. Thomas More Collegiate of Burnaby took top honours with Crowe finishing 14th in the 16-team field.

The Rossland Secondary School team was at the Northview Golf Club in Surrey for the “A” high school championships.

The team, which included Archie McKinnon, Justin Kruchen, Devon Thatcher, Tyler McKay and Brenan Moroney, finished fifth out of eight teams.

McKay led the way on the first day with a round of 72 while Moroney posted a 77. Day 2 saw Moroney card a round of 74, McKay 76 and Kruchen with a solid 84.

Moroney won the long drive competition with a booming blast of 327 yards.

Meanwhile McKinnon showed his touch around the greens finishing fourth in the putting skills challenge.