Golf: Trail’s Kate Weir tees it up at Women’s Amateur

Trail native Kate Weir tees off today with B.C.’s most talented golfers at the Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur golf championship.

Trail native Kate Weir tees off today with B.C.’s most talented golfers at the Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur golf championship at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

Weir joins a contingent of over 60 golfers at the scenic Lower Mainland course. Sitting at 6,220 yards and playing as a par 74, Pitt Meadows will challenge shot making through its tree-lined fairways and difficult greens.

The format for the Women’s Amateur includes both gross and net competition. The net competition is 54 holes; gross is 72 holes with a cut to the top 40 after 36 holes. Zone and Club Team competitions are held concurrently during the first and second rounds of the Championship. The Zone Team gross and net competition uses the combined 36 hole gross and net scores for each zone team member. The Zone Team consists of players who are chosen by each zone in advance of the provincial championship.

This year’s championship features one of the strongest fields in recent years with a number of legitimate title favourites prior to the beginning of play.

Weir golfed for Douglas College where she was the PacWest golfer of the year in 2011 and 2012, and was named Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All Canadian in 2012.