Yu takes lead at Juniors

Rossland golfer McKay finished the back-nine with an even 36 after birdies on 12 and 17 and bogies on 14 and 18.

Vancouver’s Trevor Yu made his move in round 2 of the CN Future Links Western Canadian Junior championship at the Birchbank Golf Course on Thursday.

Yu shot a 1-under 71 to move to 4-under par and the outright lead over Rossland’s Tyler McKay who led after shooting a sizzling opening round of 66.

But a double and triple-bogie on holes three and six for a front nine score of 41 dropped McKay to 1-under with a round of 77, but still left him in sole possession of second place.

McKay finished the back-nine with an even 36 after birdies on 12 and 17 and bogies on 14 and 18.

Yu meanwhile sank four birdies and made three bogies to be one of only a handful of golfers that shot under par on the day.

Cole McKinnon of Surrey and Jake Scarrow are tied for third with rounds of 73 and 75 respectively, while Logan Yanick of Courtenay netted a 2-under 70 for the low round of the day.

Yu has already won three of four events on the Canadian Junior Golf Association circuit this year and was the 2012 Canadian Juvenile Champion, winning the tournament with a course record 65 at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Nova Scotia.   He will also be representing Canada at the World Junior Championship in July in San Diego.

Other notables include Noah Lubberding of St. Albert who shot 2-over 74 to leave him at 1-over par for the tournament tied with Surrey’s Khan Lee who was 4-over on the day.

Braden McKay was 6-over to put him in a tie for 41st at plus-13, one stroke up on Carson Arcuri of Nelson.

Just Posted

Trail area homicide investigation continues

Jan. 14 marked one year since Jordan Workman was discovered in the trunk of a burnt car

Outbreak prompts advisory for visitors to extended care wing in Trail hospital

A respiratory infection has been active in Poplar Ridge Pavilion since Monday, advises IH

RDCK moves ahead with Castlegar rec complex upgrade plan

Board approves grant application for $13 million from provincial, federal governments

Construction of a Trail bridge underway

This link is seen as a way to enhance programming and better use every inch of the new facility

Music on stage at the Rossland Legion, Sunday

Grapevine: List of events in Trail and Greater Area for the week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty

Twelve-year-old Monica Jack disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike along a highway in Merritt, B.C.

B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months

Premier John Horgan promises reform at loggers’ convention

Most Read