KSS hosts provincials today

The five Kwalikum Secondary golfers have been selected and are ready to defend their AA provincial championship.

Morningstar Golf Course was the destination for the first leg of the Canadian Women’s Open

Morningstar Golf Course was the destination for the first leg of the Canadian Women’s Open

The five Kwalikum Secondary golfers have been selected and are ready to defend their AA provincial championship.

Grade 12’s Santiago Bourya, Scott Lemon and Cole Morrison will take part in their final tournament as members of the KSS Kondor golf team while Anthony Trozzo and Masato Wilson, both Grade 10’s, will look to build on the already bright future of the KSS golf program.

“It was a tough decision that literally came right down to the wire,” coach Butch Gayton said. “It’s something that’s a nice thing for me, as a coach, to have with all the talented kids we’ve got on our team. We had seven golfers and only five spots open so it was a hard choice but I feel we’ve got the right mix to score low on our home course.”

Just missing out on the top five were Michelle Waters, Grade 12, and Blair Stewart, Grade 10. Stewart was a member of the provincial winning team last year and will be a key part of the team for the next two years.

“Having seven golfers and only five spots was going to leave two people out but they understand it,” Gayton said.

“Michelle is a great golfer and will be continuing to play, along with furthering her education, at the university level. For Blair, he was on the team last year when we won it so he knows what it’s like to be there and win it already. He’s a solid player who I know will come back looking to prove it even more.”

For Bourya, Lemon and Morrison, the chance to repeat as champions on home turf is something they’ve been looking forward to all year. Bourya was in Nanaimo last weekend, (score unavailable), trying to qualify for the Zone 6 golf team in the Canadian Junior Nationals. His ability to make timely shots that seem impossible make him a quality addition to the team.

Scott Lemon has been playing consistent golf all season, which will have him figuring in with a low score at the provincials.

Cole Morrison is a “streaky golfer” according to Gayton. He has proved he has what it takes to shoot low at Phesant Glen and will be looking to do so Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anthony Trozzo has been working hard to improve his putting and seems to be bringing it all together just in time.

Masato Wilson is the powerhouse on the team, constantly hitting the ball at least 20 yards further than anyone on the team.

“They’re all good players and they’re all ready to show why they’re the defending champions,” Gayton said.

Action starts today (May 27) at Pheasant Glen with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The 2014 Provincial AA Champions will be determined Wednesday.

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