Kwalikum golf in Victoria

Blustery conditions complicate play for all during the Victoria City Police Tournament

It was a tough first day of the Victoria City Police Tournament at Olympic View Golf Course for the Kwalikum Kondors, as high winds made the course more challenging than usual.

The entire field battled the blustery conditions on opening day and even though the sun was shining, the wind made things interesting for all involved.

Grade 11’s Masato Wilson and Tony Trozzo fired an opening round score of 80, Blair Stewart, also in Grade 11, shot an 82. Jake Lane, in Grade 10, shot an opening round of 81, while Grade 9 Aiden Goodfellow rounded out the scoring for the Kondors with a round of 85.

“The wind made life miserable out there,” coach Butch Gayton said. “In situations where you’d be able to hit a seven iron, you’d have to hit a five iron just to get it there.”

“The wind moved your club selection either up two clubs or down two clubs, it was that windy out there.”

Looking to bounce back on day two of the unusual two day tournament (Wednesday, scores not available at press time), the Kondors will look to grind it out and earn some lower scores in the process.

“Every shot is important in a two-day tournament,” Gayton said. “The boys each shot a good first round but the wind just added on to the difficulty this course brings even when the weather is perfect.”

“We’ll be looking to just keep the ball in play and battle it out,” Gayton said, “hopefully shoot some lower scores and find ourselves near, or at, the top of the leader board.”

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach craft beer festival to showcase local brews, spirits

Event will feature 20 Vancouver Island breweries and distilleries

Vandals wreak havoc on Parksville flower beds

‘Senseless’ act causes thousands of dollars in damage

Parksville senior weightlifters prepare for world championships

Couple training for August event in Montreal

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

B.C. students’ camping trip goes ahead despite tents getting stolen

Nanaimo businesses, school staff and parents ensure trip goes on

Only legal pot shop between Vancouver and Kamloops now open

Private cannabis store on Skwah land in Chilliwack is first B.C. licensee to be Indigenous owned

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

Most Read