The Walnut Grove Gators senior golf team came second at the B.C. high school provincial championships at Abbotsford's Ledgeview Golf Course.

Silver lining for Gators golf

Walnut Grove senior boys can't hold off defending champion Gleneagle Talons at provincial golf championships in Abbotsford

Up four shots after the first day, the Walnut Grove Gators could not hold off the defending provincial champions as the Gleneagle Talons overtook the Gators to win the B.C. provincial senior boys 3A golf championship.

The Gators would finish second at the two-day championships, which were held at Abbotsford’s Ledgeview Golf Course on June 7 and 8.

“The course was playing extremely difficult,” said Walnut Grove coach Dana Ferguson.

“(Gleneagle’s) best golfers were just better than our best golfers on the day.”

Walnut Grove finished the 36-hole championships — each team has five golfers and the top four scores are used — at 598, 38 strokes over par.

Gleneagle finished at 24 strokes over par.

Par for the course was 70 and the Gleneagle golfers averaged 73.5 strokes per round while the Walnut Grove golfers were just behind at 74.75.

And the scores were higher than in most years, Ferguson said as the course layout saw some very difficult pin placements.

“Basically, the elite players can manage it, they are not going to go super low, but all the other kids, it just makes it all the more difficult,” he said.

By comparison, in most years, the winning team typically has a score below par.

But at the start of the year, the Gators would have been pleased with a silver medal.

“Our goal was to win. We fell a little bit short and the boys are a little bit disappointed, but considering we came second place and the competition out there, this is something to be proud of,” Ferguson said.

And the future looks promising for the Gators as this year’s squad had two Grade 10s and three Grade 11s, as well as a Grade 12 alternate.

Both Walnut Grove’s junior and senior teams won their respective Fraser Valley banners and the senior team also set a tournament record in capturing the Delta Police high school tournament, the coach added.

“And then to finish second (at provincials), it has just been an excellent year.”

 

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