Kendra Jones-Munk of Vernon drives off the seventh tee in the Interior Zone Junior Golf Tour tournament and B.C. Summer Games qualifier Saturday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

Kendra Jones-Munk of Vernon drives off the seventh tee in the Interior Zone Junior Golf Tour tournament and B.C. Summer Games qualifier Saturday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

Chai goes low at Kelowna stop

Brandon Chai of Predator Ridge carded a 1-under 71 at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club Sunday for an Interior Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour win.

Morning Star Staff

Brandon Chai of Predator Ridge carded a 1-under 71 at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club  Sunday for his first victory of the Interior Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour.

The Aberdeen Hall student and Coldstream resident tied for fourth place on Saturday in Vernon by shooting a 74. Chai did not play in the opening four stops of the season.

Terry Cousineau of Kamloops fired a 72 for runner-up spot, while Daniel Polischuk and Tiegan Taylor, both of Kelowna, shared third at 73.

Polischuk, 18, of Harvest Golf Club, ruled the Vernon tournament Saturday with a 1-under 71 for his second victory of the season. Polischuk early captured the Nk’Mip Desert Canyon week-two stop in Oliver.

Dexter Weiten of Vernon produced an 80 Sunday in Kelowna for a three-way share of 20th.

Parker Wadsworth of Vernon fashioned an 85, while Braeden Cooper of Vernon shot 86. There was a field of 61 in the event which doubled as a B.C. Summer Games qualifier.

Polischuk is now for a second-place tie with order of merit leader, Cousineau, at 182 points, and the leading female, Taylor. Winners get 35 points for a win. Polischuk trails Cousineau by 27.5 points going into this weekend’s stops at Spallumcheen in Vernon (11 a.m. is first tee time) Saturday and Kelowna Springs Golf Club Sunday.

Davide Kaiser of Kamloops and Taylor carded 72s Saturday at Vernon for second place in a field of 53.

Cooper bagged a 78 for a six-way share of 10th and is in the top-five order of merit with 100.2 points.

Wadsworth also came in at 78, while Weiten pocketed a 79, Landen Harison of Vernon shot 84 and Kendra Jones-Munk of Vernon had 94.

Nik Federko of Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna made the biggest move on the weekend, picking up 38 points and taking over third place overall on the junior tour with 152 points.

The Immaculata High School student placed third in Vernon with a 1-over 73, while shooting a 76 on Sunday in Kelowna for a 12th-place finish.

George Wilkins of Lake Country  has 140 points.

Meanwhile, the Okanagan Valley high school title will be decided Monday, May 16 at Spallumcheen.

The single-A provincial championships go June 5-7 at Christina Lake Golf Club near Grand Forks, while the AA provincials are scheduled for for Capilano Golf Club, June 6-8, in West Vancouver.

 

Vernon Morning Star

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