Aidan Browell of Fruitvale was the overall low gross winner for Saturday’s Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit event at Champion Lakes

Rossland golfer ranks third in junior circuit

Ten-year-old Xander Bankes of Rossland is ranking third in the Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit.

A local 10-year-old is ranking third in the Zone 1 West Koonteay Junior Golf Circuit.

Following the fifth event of the circuit on Saturday, Xander Bankes of Rossland was sitting at third for the circuit, with a total of 113 points. Bankes is behind Nic Jenner of Castlegar with 141 points and Ely Overennay, also from Casltegar, with 190 points.

Points awarded based on a player’s overall placing for each event; those who have participated in more events have naturally had more chances to earn points.

The overall low gross winner for Saturday’s event at Champion Lakes was Aidan Browell of Fruitvale, who shot a 75 on his home course. He narrowly beat out Overennay, who shot a 77. It was Browell’s first overall low gross win of the season, and only Overennay’s second time short of the top spot.

Overennay took first in the age 15 and up category (also Browell’s category, but winning overall excludes a player from winning in their age category).

In the 14 and under category, Will Watt from Castlegar took first place with a score of 83; his first win of the season in his age category. Second place went to Nic Jenner, also from Castlegar, who shot 84.

The next event is in Creston on Sunday, May 29. The circuit welcomes golfers of any ability who are 18 years old and younger. To register, contact Colin Overennay at or 250-304-8913.

Rank Name Course Flight Events Points
1 Ely Overennay Castlegar 15-16 5 190
2 Nic Jenner Castlegar 13-14 5 141
3 Xander Bankes Redstone U12 5 113
4 AJ Roberts Castlegar 13-14 5 98
5 Aidan Browell Fruitvale 15-16 3 97.5
6 Brayden Mckay Birchbank 17-18 2 75
7 Aiden Jenner Castlegar 15-16 3 72
8 Kelly Hellman Balfour 17-18 2 57.5
9 Will Watt Castlegar 13-14 2 55
10 Reilly Pods Castlegar 13-14 3 41
11 Reid Wilson Castlegar 15-16 1 23
12 Simon Larocque Castlegar 13-14 1 20
T13 Ty Moorey Castlegar 13-14 1 17
T13 Jake Kemp Castlegar 15-16 1 17
15 Carson Pottle Castlegar 13-14 1 15
T16 Isaac Tebulte Castlegar 13-14 1 13
T16 Austin Wayling Castlegar 15-16 1 13



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