While the PGA’s Masters tournament dominated the gold headlines earlier this month, there was plenty worth celebrating locally, too.
Two holes-in-one, as a matter of fact.
At the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Kikkor Classic – held April 11-12 at Morgan Creek – both Christopher Dale, 15, and Vivian Lee, had aces on their respective scorecards.
Dale, from Mission, aced the 154-yard par-3 16th hole, while Lee’s eagle came on the 155-yard eighth hole.
Lee’s performance on the eighth hole was the highlight of a stellar final round of 69, which was enough for her to win the girls 15-19 year-old division, and a direct exemption into the U.S. Kids Teen World Championships later this year in North Carolina.
Dale’s hole-in-one – which also came in the second round of play – was part of a round in which he shot a two-over par 74. He shot 86 in the first round and finished 13th overall in the juvenile boys division, which was won by Fritz Lo of Vancouver.
Surrey golfer Taylor Patrick was third, four shots off the lead.
The bantam boys competition was won by Surrey’s Peter Zhang, whose two round score of 154 (79-75) was two shots better than second-place finisher Jackson Jacob of Langley.
In the junior boys division, Surrey’s Cole McKinnon and Harry Bains placed first and second, respectively. McKinnon carded a total score of 147 (76-71) while Bains was one shot back (76-72).
Rounding out the podium finishes for Surrey competitors was Echo Wu, who was third in the peewee boys event, and Angel Lin, who placed third in the U15 girls category.