Local product Brayden earning golf titles

Qualicum Beach’s Brayden Eriksen has been lighting it up on the links for Utah Valley University.

Qualicum Beach’s Brayden Eriksen has been lighting it up on the links for Utah Valley University (UVU), which saw him nab the Western Athletic Conference ‘men’s golfer of the week’ title for the second time this season.

Eriksen, a senior at UVU and graduate from Kwalikum Secondary School, finished tied for second in the Loyola Golf Invite tournament. He shot a four under par score of 212 in three rounds of play, shooting under par in two out of three.

Eriksen’s score helped propel his team, the Utah Valley Wolverines, to a tournament victory by six strokes over the Utah Utes and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

“Brayden’s on a roll right now,” said UVU head coach Chris Curran.

“He was a big reason the team won at Loyola. He’s a great kid and works extremely hard. It’s very nice to see him finding success.”

So far this season, Eriksen has earned two top-three finishes in tournament play and has captured the WAC men’s golfer of the week two times as well.

— with files from UVU athletics

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach man arrested over racist incident at Tseshaht First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP said the man turned himself in

COVID-19: City of Parksville announces gradual re-opening plan

Sports courts and playgrounds to open June 5

Search and rescue crews help locate 62-year-old Nanoose Bay mountain biker

RCMP: Man got lost on trail and did right thing by calling for assistance

RCMP: Parksville cyclist hurt after being clipped by passing vehicle

59-year-old man suffered minor injuries; driver failed to stop

COVID-19: RDN utility bills in the mail, deadline extended

Residents given until Sept. 8 to settle accounts

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Damage happens every year, forcing site manager to reallocate improvement budget to repairs

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

Man found dead in his tent at Island homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

Most Read