Svensson brings impressive resume to Birchbank

Adam Svensson won just about every time he teed off in 2010 so it’s no surprise the 18-year-old Surrey native is the odds on favorite to defend his B.C. Junior Boys golf championship this week at the Rossland-Trail Country Club.

Adam Svensson won just about every time he teed off in 2010 so it’s no surprise the 18-year-old Surrey native is the odds on favorite to defend his B.C. Junior Boys golf championship this week at the Rossland-Trail Country Club.

A field of 156 of the top 18-and-under players in the province will tee off today on the local links

But the one name that should be challenging for the headline at the end of the week is Svensson. All he did last year was win. He won the B.C. Junior Boys’ title, the CN Future Links Pacific championship, the Canadian Juvenile Boys championship and the prestigious Callaway Junior World golf championship.

He also won at his only event in the West Kootenay last year where he went wire-to-wire to win the B.C. men’s Amateur Championship at the Castlegar Golf Club.

Not surprisingly he was selected as BC Sport’s Junior Male Athlete of the Year and a member of the Canadian development golf team.

And Svensson hasn’t cooled off this year.

Last weekend he finished one stroke behind Eugene Wong at the 36-hole Vancouver City amateur championship. All Wong did last year was earn the Jack Nicklaus Award as the top NCAA Division 1 golfer and is ranked ninth in the world among amateur golfers.