McKay comes out on top in Bucyk

Seventeen-year-old Tyler McKay of Rossland won the Johnny Bucyk championship in Creston.

Seventeen-year-old Tyler McKay of Rossland won the Johnny Bucyk championship the June 1 weekend in Creston.

The players all played 36 holes on Saturday and then 18 on Sunday. McKay opened with rounds of 75 and 74 on the difficult Creston course on Saturday, June 1.

This was good enough to have a nine shot lead over his brother Braden McKay who posted 81 and an 77, and Jake Reeves of Sandpoint, ID who had rounds of 76 and 84.

On Sunday the weather turned a bit worse, and Tyler struggled out of the gate. He posted an 82, but was still able to hold on and win.

Braden finished second in the 15-19 year division, and Carson Arcuri from Nelson finished third.

In the 14 and under division, Reeves finished first, Kaeden Lane of Grand Forks finished second and Aiden Browell of Fruitvale came in third.

Tyler and Jake will both receive exemptions into the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship.