Xander Bankes of Rossland

Rossland golfer wins low gross on junior golf circuit

Brayden McKay claimed first low gross in the third event of the Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit.

A Rossland player claimed first low gross in the third event of the Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit.

Brayden McKay went head to head with Castlegar player Ely Overennay at Christina Lake on Saturday after they both shot a 69 during regular play. McKay won after making par on the first playoff hole, and Overennay took first low gross in the 15-18 age category.

It’s been a great season for Overennay, who won his second straight overall low gross at the second event of the circuit played at Castlegar Golf Club on Sunday, April 25. A Castlegar player also finished second overall at that event. Nic Jenner shot 81, and also won first low gross in his age category (13 to 14-year-olds). AJ Roberts of Castlegar took second place in the same category shooting 102.

In the 15-16 age category, Aidan Browell of Fruitvale won low gross.

Xander Bankes of Rossland was the only golfer in the under 12 category, and shot a 94 the fourth lowest score of the day.

A total of 12 players two girls and ten boys participated in the Castlegar event, sticking it out in the rain.

Jenner also took first low gross in his age category at Christina Lake (this time age 14 and under), shooting 79. Second low gross in the same age group went to Bankes, who shot 83.

Second low gross in the 15-18 age category went Browell, who shot a 76.

The next event in the Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit will be Saturday, May 14 at Redstone.

The circuit welcomes golfers of any ability who are 18 years old and younger. To register, contact Colin Overennay at zone1juniorgolf@gmail.com or 250-304-8913.