Golf: DeBiasio off to solid start at B.C. Seniors

Trail native Brian DeBiasio was one stroke off the pace following partial play of the first round of the B.C. Senior golf championships.

Trail native Brian DeBiasio was one stroke off the pace following partial play of the first round of the B.C. Senior golf championships in Kamloops on Monday.

DeBiasio, who golfs out of Qualicum Beach, carded an even-par round of 72 at the Eaglepoint Golf Resort, one stroke behind early leader Wayne Schaeffer of Kelowna at one-under par.

Approximately 30 players had yet to complete their rounds as of press time. However, the three West Kootenay entrants finished their rounds with less-than-spectacular results.

Fruitvale’s Brad Harding, coming off a win at the Birchbank club championship, fired an 84 in his first attempt at a B.C. senior golf title.

Harding’s round featured 10 pars but he struggled with a triple-bogey to start the back nine and a double-bogey to finish his round.

Pars were hard to come by for Castlegar’s Don Knutson, who accumulated only five en route to a round of 87.

Victor Jmaeff, also from Castlegar, finished with a round of 90 thanks to a quadruple bogey on the 18th hole.