Golf – Hoodikoff lone local left at B.C. Junior Boys

Only one West Kootenay golfer is left in the running after Day 3 of the B.C. junior boys golf championship.

Only one West Kootenay golfer is left in the running after Day 3 of the B.C. junior boys golf championship at the Sunshine Coast Golf Club in Roberts Creek.

Jordon Hoodikoff, a Grand Forks native who golfs out of the Christina Lake Golf Club, is the only area golfer out of the six-player contingent to make it to the third round.

Brenan Moroney, Tyler McKay and Braden McKay of the Rossland-Trail Country Club as well as Alex Rugg and Garrett Underwood of the Champion Lakes Golf Course failed to make the cut after Wednesday’s second round.

Meanwhile, Hoodikoff took full advantage of his third round shooting a 73, his lowest score of the week.

That total put him in 19th spot at plus-nine heading into today’s final round.

Hoodikoff had an eagle and three birdies on the front nine but a triple-bogey on the par-4 fifth hole inflated his front-nine score to a one-under par 36. He fired a two-par 37 on the back nine to close with 73.

That still left him 15 strokes behind the leader Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows.

Kwon sits at six-under par and three strokes ahead of Victoria’s Matthew Broughton in second place.

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Tom Kite set a USGA championship, nine-hole record with a 28 and finished at 5-under 65 to take the early first-round lead at the U.S. Senior Open in Michigan on Thursday.

His nine holes included five birdies and an eagle.

With files from Associated Press