KSS win second provincial title

The Kwalikum Secondary Kondors are back-to-back winners of the AA provincial golf championships, thanks to a 16-shot victory.

The Kwalikum Kondors won their second AA Provincial golf title at Pheasant Glen in Qualicum Beach. From left: coach Butch Gayton

The Kwalikum Secondary Kondors are back-to-back winners of the AA provincial golf championships, thanks to a 16-shot victory last week at the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort.

The Kondors came in to the provincials with something to prove and didn’t disappoint, blowing away the competition by 16 shots. The tournament was played under excellent conditions as rain fell the morning of opening day but the sun was out by the shotgun start.

KSS got off to a great start on the opening day, shooting a team score of 298 to sit six shots clear of the second place St. Thomas Moore Collegiate.

Santiago Bourya led the way for the Kondors on day one, shooting a round of even par 72. Grade 10 Masato Wilson shot a 73, Scott Lemon 76, Tony Trozzo 77 and Cole Morrison 83.

“Masato was really the nice surprise on the first day for us,” coach Butch Gayton said. “To have the number five golfer come out and shoot a 73 was quite the pleasant surprise for us and really put us at an advantage heading in to day two.”

Day two was much of the same in terms of weather, the sun shining on the golfers all day long as round two got under way early in the morning. The Kondors had a six-shot lead and would stretch that lead out even more, thanks to a two–under round of 70 from Santiago Bourya. Both Lemon and Trozzo shot the same scores as the previous day (76 and 77, respectively) on day two while Cole Morrison turned in an 80 and Masato Wilson shot an 83.

“Day two was just the perfect day in terms of the shape of the course,” Gayton said. “We had a good first round but were sort of in that position where we weren’t satisfied with the lead, knowing it could slip away from us. To see Santi get out there and shoot two under was huge and having Scott and Anthony shoot the same scores helped big time.”

This brought the AA Provincial title to the Kondors for the second year in a row, this time on their home turf. Last year saw Bourya, Lemon, Morrison, Trozzo and Blair Stewart earning their names on the trophy and this year will have Masato Wilson getting his name on the trophy in place of Stewart, who is also in Grade 10.

“It just goes to show that we’ve got some great golf talent here at KSS,” Gayton said. “To have those four kids get their names on this trophy two years in a row is huge and knowing that both Blair and Masato have their name on it too does wonders for them. It was a pleasure to coach all of these kids and see them capture the title two years in a row was just spectacular.”

Bourya, Lemon and Morrison are all graduating this year while Wilson, Trozzo and Blair Stewart will be back next year to go for the three–peat.

Just Posted

Part Three: 10 questions with a Qualicum Beach historian

Local guide shares stories of town’s foundations

Andrew Scheer makes campaign stop in Parksville

Federal Conservative leader talks tax cuts, environment

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the Courtenay-Alberni riding

In an effort to inform the Courtenay-Alberni riding constituents, we have supplied… Continue reading

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Psychiatric assessment ordered for man accused in Salmon Arm church shooting

Lawyer tells court accused was diagnosed with psychosis hours after his arrest

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP officer ‘walks on water’ to rescue lost camper

66-year-old assisted earlier this month by Mounties who can seemingly work miracles

Winnipeg student, killed in bus crash, remembered as passionate, kind

University of Victoria student Emma Machado, 18, was killed in the bus crash near Bamfield on Friday

Boy overdosed on illicit anti-anxiety drug found on Kelowna classroom floor, RCMP say

Noah Mills, 8, ingested a pink powdery substance off his Kelowna classroom floor

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Largest driving factor is the province’s complex stumpage system that results in high fees, expert says

20 day search for missing Labradoodle in Princeton, B.C. ends with tears of joy

The search brought out bloodhounds, and groups hoping to find Mordy

Most Read