The Belmont golf team Ryan Backhouse

Wind slows Belmont golfers

Belmont finished in 18th place at Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtney last week.

Windy weather and inexperience hindered the Belmont golf team from taking provincials by storm.

“We were very happy to get there, we played well in our first competitions (of the season), but in the B.C.’s our inexperience caught up with us,” said coach Ken Lowe.

Weather made the high school championships challenging across the board, said Lowe. The average student score was 86 on the 72 par course.

Belmont finished in 18th place at Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtney last week.

The Belmont golf team won the Lower Island Championships and placed second at Island Championships to earn the spot at provincials.

“This group has surprised me all year,” said coach Ken Lowe. “This group was unknown to me, I thought it was a rebuilding year.”

Last year, the golf team had four Grade 12 students and Dylan Bell who was in Grade 11.

Bell, now in Grade 12 is the only senior on the team. He won the high school police tournament at Olympic View Golf Club.

“He’s a great role model. He consistently shoots par or close to it,” Lowe said.

While Lowe said Bell is the No. 1 player on the team, at each event other players scores are added together building a team score. The younger players have impressed the coach.

“It is a different mentality playing on a team and not for myself,” said Tyler Stanton, 17.

Stanton said he’s strongest at hitting the ball off the tee and his teammate Tyson Girardet,16, is more skilled at short play involving putting a chipping.

The two youngest players on the team are Grade 9 students Bryce Tickner and Ryan Backhouse.



Just Posted

Retiring Oak Bay geriatrics doctor shares his philosophy

‘People are unacquainted with death,’ Dr. David Brook said

Your summer 2019 outdoor movie roundup

Enjoy free outdoor movies in Greater Victoria this summer

International conference to boost Indigenous languages comes to Victoria

Chiefs, politician, academics and Art Napoleon to attend

BC Summer Reading Club is back at the Greater Victoria Public Library

BC Summer Reading Club is back at the Greater Victoria Public Library

WATCH: Thousands gather for National Indigenous Peoples Day at Royal Roads University

Day to embrace and celebrate culture and lives of Indigenous peoples

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read