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Nanoose Bay's Stouffer second at B.C. Mid-Amateur women's golf tourney

Fairwinds golfer to compete at Canadian tourney in Courtenay
Nanoose Bay's Shelley Stouffer finished second in the BC Mid-Amateur Championships.

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelley Stouffer was aiming to defend her B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Balfour Golf Course.

However, things didn't quite go her way in the competition this week, open for golfers aged 25 and older.

The Fairwinds Golf Club member was only a stroke behind after the first day but wasn't able to keep up with eventual winner Surrey's Aram Choi and it ended her reign. She carded a three-day 2-over par total of 222 to settle for second place.

The 32-year-old Choi, who just had her amateur status reinstated, was even par on the first two days, and sealed the win on the third with a 2-under par 70 to wrest the title from Stouffer. 

Stouffer was still in good spirits and gained a spot on the B.C. team that will compete at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships, July 11 to July 13 at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay.

Stouffer also earned her eighth B.C. Mid-Master Championship to add to her collection of two B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur crowns and four B.C. Senior Women’s titles. Her 222 total was enough to giver her the win in the Mid-Master division for players aged 40 and over, beating Port Alberni's Christina Spence Proteau by 10 strokes and third-place finisher, former Port Alberni resident Jackie Littlekmby 11 strokes.

Parksville's Josee Deslauriers who golfs out of Morningstar near French Creek, finished seventh in the Mid-Masters (85-79-84-248) and was 10th in the Mid-Am Division.


Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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