Rossland Secondary tees off in provincials

The McKay brothers, Tyler and Braden, carded top scores on the Zone 1 junior golf tour at the Castlegar Golf course Saturday.

The McKay brothers, Tyler and Braden, carded top scores on the Zone 1 junior golf tour at the Castlegar Golf course Saturday, and should be primed to lead the Rossland Secondary School team into the B.C. Single-A high school golf championship at the Birchbank Golf Course today.

The B.C. Single-A high school golf championship hit the fairways Tuesday afternoon, with the final round going today.

The Rossland Secondary School team, comprised of golfers Tyler and Braden McKay, Brenan Moroney, Wyatte Henderson, and Jeff Ashton, will tee it up against the seven other Zone winners, that include Immaculata, Southridge, Lady Smith, West Point Golf, Selkirk, Nakusp, and Chetwynd.

The starting tee off times are set for 8 a.m. at Birchbank. Tuesday results were unavailable at press time.

Junior Tour: Braden McKay, from Redstone, returned to the tour in fine form winning the event in just his first appearance on the circuit this year after sitting out the last six weeks with a wrist injury. Braden earned a two-stroke victory over Birchbank’s Tyler McKay by posting a 1-over par round of 73, while Tyler came in with a 75 taking the 17- and 18-year-old division.

Carson Arcuri from Granite Point had another solid performance winning the 15- and 16-year-old flight with an 82 and Aiden Browell from Champion Lakes took the 13- and 14-year-old division with an 81.

Birchbank’s Brenan Moroney took second in the 17- and 18-year division and Jeff Ashton, also from Birchbank, was second in the 15-16 year division. New comers to the circuit this year, Brayden Biln and Ely Overennay, both from Castlegar took second and third respectively in the 14 and under division.

Emily Ashton, won the female division and she also drained her longest putt of the year.