McKay cuts it close

Rossland's Tyler McKay finished 46th at the B.C. Junior Boys championship at the Revelstoke Golf Course last week.

Kimberley Bulletin

After squeaking into a playoff hole that featured a three-way tie, Kimberley golfer Jared DuToit emerged as the B.C. Junior Boys champion at the Revelstoke Golf Course.

DuToit, trailing by two strokes heading into the final round on Friday, played lights out right to the very end, tying a course record by shooting seven under par for a score of 65.

Indeed, his fate came right down to the final hole as he trailed by only a stroke at the time, making an all-important birdie while both coleaders, Kevin Vigna and Jordan Lu, settled for par which set up the playoff.

In front of a crowd of roughly 100 spectators, the three went to work on the 16th hole-a 405 par-4 to settle it all for the championship.

Vigna and Lu had trouble with their tee shots, but duToit outdrove both his competitors by 40 yards, placing it right in the middle of the fairway. He put himself just off the green with a wedge on the approach shot, and chipped to within four feet of the pin to putt for par.

The tee shots for both Vigna and Lu caused enough problems that made them post a bogey, sealing it up for duToit.

Rossland’s Tyler McKay was the lone local golfer still playing on the final day. He carded a 79 to finish the tournament at plus-16 and tied for 46th place.

Over the course of the tournament, duToit shot 71-68-73-65, and led the field after the second day. The third round he struggled, and dropped down to fourth, but stormed back on the final round to earn his championship title.

After his third round, he came out guns blazing for the final 18 holes, posting three birdies in his first four holes, including the par-5 460 yard open hole-a feat he accomplished in every single round.

“I started out playing well,” said duToit. “I started out birdie-birdie then kind of scraped around.”

“I made only one bogey on five, then carried on to the back nine. Made three birdies and a nice one on 18 to kind of seal the deal and get myself into the playoff.”

 

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