High School Golf – Young golfers get back into the swing of things

Moroney and McKay trio lead Rossland Secondary School
on first foray south

The Rossland Secondary School (RSS) golf team travelled to Clarkston, Wash. on Monday to get an early start on their high school golf season.

The RSS team played very well considering they had very little time on grass to prepare and finished seventh out of 16 schools with a team score of 334.

Eighty players participated in the event, and Brenan Moroney and Braden McKay both had top 10 finishes while Tyler McKay cracked the top 15. Nathan McKay rounded out the counting scores for Rossland’s team.

“The majority of the lost shots came from miscues around the greens,” said high-school golf spokesman Rob McKay. “These are errors that are fixable with some solid practice time. Overall the kids ball striking was very good. The top three players all hit about 10 greens in regulation. This was a very good start start for the first competitive round of the year”.

Moroney posted the best score on the day for Rossland with a 76 and Braden McKay came in with a very respectable 78.

RSS hosts the B.C. High School Single A Provincial Championships May 26-28 at Birchbank Golf Course and to prepare the team will be playing a number of high school events against some of the top 4-A schools in Washington State.

The team’s next scheduled competition will be Mar. 19 at the Manito Golf Club in Spokane at the Jim Shiver Cup.

Four young Kootenay golfers have also been selected to participate for Team BC in the Wahroth Cup on Apr. 6-7 in Bellingham.

The Wahroth Cup is a Junior Golf sanctioned team event that puts B.C. golfers against Washington State and Oregon golfers in three age divisions: 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 year olds.

This year Jarred DuToit from Kimberly, Moroney, and Tyler McKay from Rossland have all been selected to play in the 17 and 18 year division and Braden McKay has been selected to play in the 15 and 16 division.