Taylor and Hopley win zone titles

Gallagher's Canyon host zone 2 junior golf championship, with top players advancing to provincials

Gallagher's Canyon's Matt Hopley won the bantam boys division at the zone 2 junior golf finals last weekend.

Kelowna Golf and Country Club’s Tiegan Taylor and Matt Hopley of Gallagher’s Canyon were among the winners at the 2016 Zone 2 Junior Golf Championship.

Last weekend at Gallagher’s Canyon, Taylor won the junior girls division with a two-day score of 152 (78-74).

Hopley bounced back from a rough opening round with a strong finish (85-72) to the bantam boys category with a 157 total.

Rivershore’s Wyatt Brook (150) won the junior boys division, while George Wilkins (155) from Predator Ridge was the juvenile boys champ.

Nik Federko, from Two Eagles in West Kelowna, made the four-man junior team for provincials, carding a two-day score of 158 (82-77).

Hopley will lead the four-player bantam team which will also compete at the B.C. championship this summer.

Other Kelowna players qualifying for the provincial boys’ junior finals July 5 to 8 at Arbutus Ridge are Marcus Apchin (74-79) 153 of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and Kyle Porritt of Gallagher’s Canyon (79-86) 165.


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