Burnaby’s John Gallacher delivered two solid rounds for B.C. and help the provincial squad capture a national title on the second day of competition at the 2018 Canadian men’s senior golf championships in Bathurst, N.B.
The trio of Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh, Nanaimo’s Al Jensen and Gallacher posted a combined score of 9-over 297 over two rounds to capture the Phil Farley Trophy.
B.C. was in a close duel with defending champ Alberta over the final day, before the west coasters pulled out a one-stroke lead, thanks to a second-round score of 2-over 146.
Gallacher, who finished the four-round Canadian senior event in a seven-way tie for 43rd, posted rounds of 79 and 76 over the first two days, which stood as the team portion of the championship. He registered his best score on Day 3, with a 1-over 73.
Zhang collects B.C. bantam boys golf crown
Burnaby Mountain Golf Club’s Billy Zhang captured the B.C. bantam boys golf title, beating West Van’s Manu Gandhi by eight strokes. Zhang finished the two-round event with a 3-over 141 (70, 71). Burnaby’s Jay Xu ended up in a tie for ninth overall after firing 154 (77, 77).
In bantam girls, Burnaby’s Luna Lu made it close before placing second, three strokes back of Langley’s Chaewan Baek with a total of 152 (79, 73).