Burnaby's Sumie François placed second at the B.C. bantam girls' golf championships in Merritt last Tuesday.
The 12-year-old Burnaby golfer carded a two-over-par 146 after 36 holes to finish six shots behind a torrid four-under 140 by Richmond's Kathrine Chan.
Chan carved up the final 18 holes with a five-under-par 67 on the 5,280-yard tees at the Merritt Golf and Country Club on Aug. 28. François shot a one-under 71 on the final day.
François started the final round just two shots back of Chan, following an opening round 75.
In boys' play, Callum Davison of Duncan shot a five-under 139 to win a provincial title.
Jake Lane of Fort St. John and Tristan Mandur of Mill Bay finished two shots back in second place.
In other golfing news, Lucas Gatto of Burnaby tied for fourth place at the Okanagan junior championships at Predator Ridge in Vernon on Aug. 27.
Gatto, 17, shot a two round total of 147 following a par 71 on the second day of competition on the 6,591-yard course.
Jared du Toit of Kimberly shot back-to-back three under 68s to finish first at 136.
In the boys' 13-and under division, Steve Ballesteros of Burnaby placed third following a 155 from the 5,965-yard tees.
Landon Stellingwerff of Calgary won the youth boys' division with an eight-over-par 150.
A week earlier, Alan Tolusso of Burnaby placed sixth at the B.C. juvenile boys' golf championships in Princeton.
The St. Thomas More Collegiate student shot a combined four-over-par 220 on the par-7, 6,506-yard Princeton Golf Club course on Aug. 23.
Tolusso shot twin one over 73s in the first two rounds.
Henry Lee of Coquitlam led from wire-to-wire, opening with a four-under 68 before finishing with a three-under total of 213 - the only golfer to break par in the field.
Three shots back in second place were Vancouver's Trevor Yu and Sake Scarrow of Dewdney.
STM schoolmate Kevin Vigna finished in a tie for seventh spot with a 222.
Kevin Li of Burnaby also finished in the top 20 with a three-round total of 232.