RSS golfer in the mix at B.C. high school championship

Rossland Secondary School golfer Tyler McKay shot a 1-over 73 to sit in second spot at the B.C. Single-A high school golf championship.

Rossland Secondary School golfer Tyler McKay shot a 1-over par 73 at the Birchbank Golf Course to sit tied for second in the B.C. Single-A high school golf championship Tuesday.

McKay trails Kimberley golfer Jared Dutoit who made six birdies and one bogie to finish at 5-under at the par 72 Birchbank course. McKay birdied the par-4 253-yard 14th hole and was sitting at 1-under with four holes to play but bogies on 15 and 17 dropped him to 1-over.

The RSS team currently sits in fourth place in the two-day event, with the final round going Wednesday. Braden McKay carded the next lowest score for RSS with an 81, while Brenan Moroney carded an 85 and Jeff Ashton rounded out the scoring with a 90 for a team total of 41-over-par, 329. The defending champion Immaculata out of Kelowna leads all schools with a plus-21, 309, followed by Selkirk at 29-over, and West Point Grey Academy with a plus-38.

The players tee off at 8 a.m. at Birchbank for the final round with McKay playing in the final group. The championship took a year hiatus after the 2012 B.C. Teacher Federation’s job action, before resuming this year.