Junior golfers had an event-full weekend, hitting the links on Friday at Birchbank for the Rossland Secondary-J. L. Crowe High-School tournament, then opening the West Kootenay Junior circuit in Balfour Saturday.
Eight high school teams which consisted of 40 players assembled to play in the combined Crowe- Rossland high school tournament.
All the players struggled, but the RSS team came out on top with a team total of 335. Crowe finished second with a total of 359 and Nakusp placed third with a total of 364. This was Rosslands third win of the spring.
Braden McKay from RSS won the tournament with an 80 and Brenan Moroney and Tyler McKay both tied for second with 82’s.
The Crowe team had two players finish inside the top ten. Ryan Fullerton finished fourth overall with an 84 and Alex Rugg finished eighth with an 88.
On Saturday in Balfour the local Junior Circuit kicked off. Twenty juniors attended and challenged the difficult Balfour course.
The young golfers played off the very back tees and had to deal with some wind and difficult greens. When the final putt dropped it was Tyler McKay from Birchbank finishing first with a 3-over, 75.
In the 17-18 year old division, Birchbank’s Moroney took top honours with an 82.
Riley Rollick of Salmo came second.
In the 15-16 division the low score went to David Launier of Rock Creek who won on a playoff hole against Champion Lakes’ Trevor Browell after both shooting an 85.
Nathan Griffioen took top honours in the U14 shooting an 88, while Champions’ Aiden Browell finished one shot back of the leader witn an 89.
The next stop for Zone 1 junior golfers is at Nelson’s Granite Pointe on Saturday.