R/T’s Bennett shoots even par to capture Christina Lake title

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsStop two on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit and another Rossland/Trail player claims the top prize.Kevin Bennett fired an even-par 72 to edge home-course favourite Tanner Kopan by three shots to claim the overall title Sunday at the Christina Lake Golf and Country Club.Bennett’s teammate Brenan Moroney won the opening stop on the tour in Balfour.Bennett was one of four players — Kopan (75), Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake (76) and Tyler McKay of RTCC (79) — to break 80 during the 18-hole tournament on the 6,760-yard, par 72 track.Kopan won the 17-18 year-old division, edging Hoodicoff by one stroke. Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe finished third with an 82.McKay won the 15-16 year-old category over Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes with an 83.Moroney was third at 84.Trevor Pereverzoff of Christina Lake topped the 13-14 division with a scored of 82. Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail was second at 92 followed by Isaac Janzen of Creston at 95.The tour shifts to Nakusp Saturday before stopping at Granite Pointe Sunday.Bennett top point standingsKevin Bennett tops the overall standings after two stops on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit with 40 points.Tanner Kopan is second five points behind Bennett with Jordan Hoodikoff third.Tyler McKay is fourth with Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe tied for fifth with Trevor Pereverzoff, each with 22 points.B.C. Amateur playdowns later this monthThe Castlegar Golf & Country Club and Granite Point Golf Club will be hosting the Zone play downs for region, the events are May 28th and 29th  at Castlegar & Granite Pointe. The top players gain automatic entry into the B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship July 12-15 at the Dunes in [email protected]last_img read more

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Whitewater Ski Team prepares to host Nancy Greene Zone Finals

first_img Whitewater sent an incredible seven athletes to the games, all of whom posted impressive results against some of the best skiers in the province.Sophie Hickson(SL), Aliza Jones(GS), and Zarah Murray(SL) placed 18th, 20th, and 39th respectively, while Liam Lazier and Troy Bellman came in 23rd and 20th in GS.Assaulting the top fifteen were Henry Leishman, finishing 13th in Slalom, and Yael Ooshuizen capturing ninth in the same event. The course was in great condition, and the racers went home with ribbons, candy, and swag donated by generous local businesses and thrown into the madding crowd.Whitewater Ski Team invites the public to come to the hill to watch future skiing stars in action.Seven Whitewater skiers shine at BC Winter GamesThe 2016 BC Winter Games have come to a close, having brought 1700 athletes, 1800 volunteers, and a $1.8 million dollar economic boost to Penticton. Even more importantly, the Games — now in its 38thyear — renewed the spirit of competition and provincial pride in a region formerly referred to as “The Best Place On Earth.” Whitewater Ski Team is gearing up to host the Nancy Greene Festival for zone finals Sunday (March 13th) at Whitewater Ski Resort.There will be five different event stations including downhill, long jump, dual slalom, a speed trap, and a mogul competition.The event comes after Whitewater played host to its annual zone race held recently at the local resort.An amazing 186 skiers and their families descended upon the resort, carving ruts in Upper Concentrator and keeping the fleet of volunteers busy.last_img read more

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