Top-20 finish for Rossland golfer

Consistency key for Gresley-Jones

After shooting four consistent rounds of golf, Rossland’s Ben Gresley-Jones came out of the B.C. Amateur Golf Championship at the Dunes at Kamloops with a respectable finish Friday.

Gresley-Jones shot rounds of 71, 74, 69 and a final round of 73 to finish at 1-under-par, good for a 19th place three-way tie.

West Vancouver golfer David Rose won the event by three strokes, taking advantage of third-round leader Richard Jung’s implosion.

Jung was leading Rose by four-strokes heading into the final round but carded five bogies, a double bogie and only two birdies, as he shot a 5-over 77 to finish second, tied with Kevin Carrigan from Victoria at -10.

Jung, from Toronto, had made only four bogies combined over his previous three rounds.

Rose shot 2-under to finish at -13 for the victory.

Last year’s B.C. Amateur winner Adam Svensson, who also won the B.C. Junior Boys title at Birchbank earlier this month, did not attend this year’s event.

Svensson played  in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego as defending champion.

Svensson however, finished seven strokes back of winner Beau Hossler from California, good enough for a 10th place finish.