Kelowna’s John Mlikotic helped lead the Simon Fraser Clan its first ever team title at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s golf championships.
The 21-year-old Immaculata grad finished third overall in individual play with a three-day score of 212 (69-70-73) this week in Couer d’Alene, Idaho.
SFU finished in the top four spots, while claiming the team championship by 37 strokes over second-place Western Washington.
Mlikotic, who is in his fourth and final season with the Clan golf program, has finished second twice and third once during the 2015 season.
SFU, which is ranked 10th in the county in NCAA Div. 2 golf, is one of 20 teams to qualify for the regional tournament next month in Vallejo, California.
High school golf…
George Elliot, Aberdeen Hall and KSS were the winners on opening day as a new format is being used this season on the Central Okanagan high school golf tour.
The 2015 competitive season opened Monday at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club with team matches involving six schools.
GES defeated OKM 3.5 points to 1.5, Aberdeen Hall edged Immaculata 3 to 2, while KSS took care of the Mt. Boucherie Bears 4 to 1.
The best round of the day was carded by Boucherie’s Branden Jewsbury who shot a 76.
McKenna Lesiuk and Marcus Apchin of KSS tied for second with 77.
Lesiuk was the top girls finisher, while Aderdeen’s Tiegan Taylor was next at 78.
Brody Anjo of KSS also shot 78, while Abderdeen’s Drew Harvie was sixth overall at 79.
The next event on the tour is Monday, April 27 at the Harvest Golf Club.