Two KSS teams do well at tourney

Qualicum Beach high school golfers field two teams for first tournament at Memorial

Anthony Trozzo of the KSS Golf team launches a drive during action last week as the Kondors sent two teams to the Qualicum Memorial tournament. The two teams finished in first and eighth place respectively.

It was a great day on the links for the Kwalikum Secondary (KSS) Golf team as the Kondors took home first place in their first tournament of the season at Qualicum Memorial Golf Course.

With nine teams in the field, including two from KSS, the Kondors finished in first and eighth place, respectively.

For an opening tournament, it was a good day on the course, according to coach Butch Gayton. He was impressed with all of his players.

“Very impressed with everyone on the team,” Gayton said. “We had a few players that were taking part in their first ever organized golf tournament, so that was a nice thing to see there.”

“I was also impressed with Aiden Goodfellow, our Grade 9 on the team, who had our low round with a score of 73. Everyone played well and the weather turned out to be great for us too, so that was a bonus.”

Goodfellow has been playing in tournaments on the Lower Mainland and has been getting some valuable experience heading into this season with the Kondors.

“He’s played real well,” Gayton said. “Aiden’s been fine tuning his game in a lot of tournaments over on the mainland and it showed with this first tournament. He’s got a ton of potential to be one of our stronger golfers this season and that’s saying a lot for a kid who’s only in Grade 9.”

Blair Stewart and Jake Lane both shot a 76, while Anthony Trozzo had a final score of 82 for a total of 307 for the first place team.

Duncan Cairns (87) and Noah Ward (91) were the low scores for the second team, which shot a total of 390.

“We had couple golfers on that team in their first tournament,” Gayton said. “The nerves were definitely there but they handled it all in stride.”

“It’s a great thing to get that first one out of the way and now they can settle into a groove and they’ll know what to expect going forward. The key is to get out there and get in some extra rounds, which all our players are doing when they can, to help get them better.”

The Kondors are off to the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club this Thursday in what should be a challenge for everyone involved. The Kondors haven’t played this course so it should be a good test for the team early on in the season.

“Nanaimo Golf and Country is a tough course,” Gayton said. “They’ve got a lot of tough greens and there are tons of hazards to worry about as well.”

“I think this is going to be a real good test for everyone on the team that can make it to this tournament. We’ve got seven out of a possible 11 that have committed already, so it should be a good tournament for us.”

“The goal is to have two teams of five, that way we can get everyone out there and work hard on a tough course.”

Just Posted

RCMP make arrest following break-in at Parksville’s Log Cabin General Store

Police credit tips from public for helping with case

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

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Foot ferry service in Nanaimo won’t happen this summer

Island Ferries says it still needs to secure funding

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

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. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

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

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Most Read